` Circulation `
I wanted to question where the heart of a city was. Some say it is in the people, but people come and go. It might be in the industry and the associated culture, but these things do evolve. It struck me that lines of transport bring people and goods into the city and take away the products, just like the blood flowing through veins and arteries. In that case a good place to start is the railway station which acts as a central hub for transport in, around and out of the place – a pumping heart.
Another factor is the `da-da, da-da` rhythm from the wagon wheels which sounds so much like a heart beating. The station timetable represents an inevitable regularity to everything. The platform remains in quiet stasis, just the gentle murmur of people chatting, and then springs to life when a train comes in.
This sound piece represents the feeling of flow with a changing sound scape held together by a gentle heartbeat. Every sound is sourced from recordings of both air-carried sound and vibrations from the platforms of a local line.
Recording, editing and mastering –
1. Limited Edition CD of 50
28 minutes long.
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© John Shapter 2017
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