This is the sound of a cafeteria in the Divinity school. During the lunch hour, many conversations are occuring while occupants are sitting at long, narrow 8-person tables. The close proximity in which these discussions take place can still be heard as some get up to bus their plates and silverware before parting ways. Similar to the Divinity Cafe, hospital cafeterias are filled with a diverse array of personnel: physicians, nurses, other healthcare staff, patients, and families. These various groups might coexist in the same place, but they might bus their trays before ever intermingling. However, the shared eating space can still remind us of the communal aspects of healthcare.
Sound recording of a person getting off the Bull City Connector, a local bus in Durham, NC. As the bus comes to a stop, the door rattles and makes a ticking sound. The door clicks open, and the bus lets air out to lower itself for the person getting off. There is an announcement for the safety of the passengers, from both the inside and the outside of the bus. Air whooshes out as the break is released, and the bus leaves with a loud engine noise, getting quieter as the bus moves farther away. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.
Soundscape on the Bull City Connector, a local bus in Durham, North Carolina. People are having conversations, and the bus is rattling as it comes to a stop for the intersection. The bell rings as someone requests for a stop. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.
Sound recording of water (from rain) dripping slowly on a leaf under the archway in Bell Tower (on East Campus, Duke University). The leaf is in a puddle so it is moving around slowly as the water from the overpass slowly drips into it. The leaf is bowl shaped: it is collecting water slowly. Recorded with Zoom H4N Recorder.
Sound recording of the voice of Josh Kalejaye - a member of Duke University's Pitchforks (an all male, a cappella group). Recorded on a ZoomH4N.
A thirty second recording of piano playing on a Monday afternoon in the Brown Residence common room on East Campus, at Duke University. A track with a main focus on a casual amateur piano improvisation, running parallel to the general noise of a busy, shared, closed college environment. Recorded on an iPhone 5s, which was placed on the right side of the piano player throughout the duration of the recording.
The sound of a small car driving by on W. Markham Avenue bordering Duke University around 2:00pm. I stood still and held my recorder, an iPhone 6, at my waist while standing on the sidewalk next to the street as the car drove past me.
This sound is a representation of what echoes one might hear at Duke’s baseball stadium. The noise that sounds first is bugs. The recording was taken at home plate with no surroundings on an iPhone 6.
Recording of a Speed Queen Industrial Washer in the Blackwell Residence Hall laundry room running a hot water cycle with four quarters inside. A stereo pair of contact mics by JrL were attached to the soap drawer and base of the machine, while a Zoom H4n Handy Recorder with unidirectional stereo mics was held about three inches in front of the porthole (four total audio tracks).