Mechanical pencils, a table, and the air conditioner.

Two mechanical pencils were used as percussion instruments with AC conditioning as background noise. I created a few simple rhythms on an adjacent table. Recorded with Lenovo Thinkpad E550 laptop.

Rear derailleur adjustment at the Oberlin Bike Co-op during open hours. In the background, Mozart's 31st symphony is being played on a boom box from a cassette tape.

John LeBeau

A recording of three men working at a construction site in Durham, NC. The brief excerpt captures the laborers using a hand-held jig saw to cut through a piece of plywood.