For this exploration I chose to sit in the stairwell of my dorm between the hours of two and three.I didn’t really pay attention to what sounds where happening at what time, just that they were happening and how they happened.
rain-constant, steady, patterned
car- rushing of tires through the puddles
two voices, male and female, both loud and angry
footsteps below me of wet boots squeaking on the floor
rain- increases in volume
horn-honks twice, loud and high pitched
a door opens, a girl with a lower voice groans, door closes with a loud thump
rain, pattern changes slightly but stays the same weight
a girl runs up the stairs, breath huffing, she stumbles two stairs below me, shoes sound wet and heavy, her keys bang against each other
wind picks up and pushes the rain against the wall of the building,
rain sounds like fingers tapping on a table
another car rushing by through puddles
another person running by with heavy footsteps sounds wet
a girl trudges up the stairs, backpack slapping heavy against her wet back, each step echoes against the rain, her long hair is dripping and creating loud splatters against the stairs.
rain lets up slightly
a car alarm goes off, high pitched, constant, grating, nonstop but stops
a large group of people walk by, each pair of shoes is distinct as they move by, starting as one collective sound, separating into I think five pairs of shoes they sound masculine, heavy, and like the can’t decide if they want to run or not and then regrouping into one sound of moving mass, no voices come though
rain picks up again
a door opens, footsteps walk out, keys hit against each other, the door closes, footsteps sound close, they pause at the top of the stairs, I feel eyes on me…..
the footsteps go down the stairs, they go by me, the steps are light and quick,they continue down, and turn the corner.
the rain continues
my alarm goes off
For the actual map, I wanted to show what I heard and focus on the sounds and not what was around the sounds. The stairs and ear are there to show my location, and are in grey to show that they are unimportant sound wise. I used basic shapes to show what the object or noise is and color to show how loud they were. the number of times an object is scene shows pattern and size show volume. All in all this was an interesting assignment.