Arriving at the edge of Oxford I was struck by the presence of beautiful pockets of nature that lay adjacent to or intersected with the busy main road: quiet, empty allotments; spring enlivened birds; silent crocuses and a stretch of apparently tranquil [I couldn’t hear it from my vantage point on the road bridge] river on whose eastern bank stood a dozen council workers merging all the fences and walls into a continuous green surface – presumably for positive visual effect.
A generator truck that powered the spray tools being used to prepare the fence for painting was resonating deeply in residential cul de sac nearby.
allotments recorded by Toby O’Connor
birds over crocuses next to road recoded by Toby O’Connor
tranquil river recorded by Toby O’Connor
This post is by Toby O’Connor, who participated in the Documenting Sound workshop held at Audiograft 2012 by Felicity Ford and Valeria Merlini