Jasmine Pringle (recorder), Michael Davis (typing)

This is a sound recording of typing on a desktop computer keyboard at the patient resource station in the waiting lobby of the Duke Cancer Center (3rd floor). In addition to the waiting lobby, the sound of typing is prevalent in many aspects of the healthcare system, including in the appointment rooms where physicians or trained scribes take electronic notes of the patient-physician conversation. While this sound implies documentation of important points of a conversation, it can also hinder conversation between a patient and physician. Hearing the sound can make patients anxious in the appointment room or make them feel uncomfortable that their words are being noted down. The need to type and take notes on what the patient is saying may also distract the physician from actively listening and participating in the conversation. Ultimately, typing serves as a barrier to a close and trusting relationship between the patient and physician.

Sammy Bernacki

Sound recording of a band, made up of Furman University Students, warming up for a small concert. The concert took place in a partially cleared-out forest in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

Jeremy Webb

This entry depicts the sound scape of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons' Starbucks on a Saturday afternoon. The sounds of coffee making stand out among the constant background of conversation and overhead music. It was recorded using the Voice Record app on an IPhone 7's default microphone.

Meghana Sridhar

Sound recording of individuals in a enclosed study room of a building, acting in an academic fashion with pertinence to pages flipping, clicking and tapping of pens, pencils scratching, and textbook movement. Recorded with an IPhone 6s with external microphone DJI Part 44 FM-15 Flexi Microphone. 

Kathryn von Grey

Sound recording of a student typing on their MacBook Pro laptop in an empty classroom. The classroom has audible air conditioning running, and the sound of the student's sweater can be heard rubbing against the computer as they type. Recorded using a Blue Microphones Bluebird SL Large-Diaphragm condenser microphone and an Alesis MultiMix 4 USB FX 4-Channel Mixer.

Blake Bradfield

Sound recording of a business woman typing on an Apple MacBook Pro 2012 edition. Recorded on a patio in a subdivision. Recorded with an Apple Iphone 8-Plus. 

Sasha Seldon

The video of Dorothy Donegan playing the piano reminded me of my keyboard at home. In my room on my Yamaha keyboard I played every key from left to right.

Haziel Andrade Ayala

Title: Descending Chromatic scale on keyboard

Description: A descending Chromatic scale (playing a semitone below it is pitch one note at a time on a 88 key keyboard which includes 7 octaves) played on a Yamaha PSR-E453 keyboard by me recorded and edited in a small bedroom with a midi (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) cable on Logic Pro X (music editing software). This sound was inspired by the discussion in class about discordance in music early African America studies and me relating it back to how a descending chromatic scale reflects back to the discordance that was used by many African Artists during the time but is now used and praised within Eurocentric music stylings.

H&R Block Office Setting

Working in busy, stressful, working environment may seem like the most boring thing to listen to right? Well, capturing a typical day in the office was really interesting and fascinating to experience while different sounds were being made. You can hear the fast typing of the keyboard, the different conversations in the background, and picture what may be happening in that moment. So many different outside noises came together as one to give a visual picture of what that office sounds like. The busy office environment captured so many different sounds that you can stop and listen to one thing at a time.

Samuel Gaskin

Fortepiano is an early predecessor to the modern grand piano and a successor to the harpsichord.  It is a distinctly 18th-century instrument, as it was invented around 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori.  Generally, the fortepiano is physically smaller and aurally less brilliant than the modern grand piano. Rather than the thick felt of a modern grand piano, the fortepiano's hammers are covered with leather.  In addition, the fortepiano has a damper pedal that can be employed by pressing the knee upwards against a lever on the base of the keydesk, rather than with the foot.  The squeaking of this damper pedal can be heard in the recording.  This instrument was built by Paul McNulty, who is a renowned fortepiano builder based in the Czech Republic.

This musical excerpt is from the beginning of the Adagio of Franz Danzi's Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major.  The phrase structure is ABAB' in a call-and-response type of gesture.  The opening "A" phrases are played by oboe, accompanied by the ripieno string section, and the full concertino responds for the "B" phrases.  Recorded with an iPhone SE.