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London Audio Culture Survey 1997

10 digital audio recordings and 35mm photographs taken across London in 1997, exploring the sound culture of specific neighbourhoods.

Click above for interactive map combining photos and audio

As you travel around cities, the kinds of sounds and music you hear in public, varies from neighbourhood to neighbourhood.
This reflects local culture, but is also affected by things such as architecture, technology and the natural world. Even these 'natural' sounds are affected by human culture - the animals in the zoo have been put there by us and the timing and sounds of the dawn chorus are influenced by technology.

Click on map (left) for images and audio.


Click on images below to view
Blackfriars brixton Camden Market Chelsea Hackney
Bermondsey Farringdon Portabello London Zoo Whitechapel

Watch whole sequence below (approx 10 min)