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I will undertake micro-residencies in a selection of Australian cities locating sites of ‘urban quiet’ in each capital’s central business districts & fringe zones. Binaural field recordings of each location will begin to form of an interconnected sound-map (& ultimately a real-time listening walk) for each city. Return here to follow the journey & watch the map grow.

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03 & 04 August 2016 – Perth / Whadjuk Country – site search both days between 10:30am – 5:30pm

Listen here (headphones recommended):

Follow the green dots to find quiet spaces in Perth by opening this map in your mobile device:

OR open in Google Maps: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1G71K7Oucp0h1WDaRJzsZMHG253A&usp=sharing

100 binaural recordings were captured in these locations (1 minute recordings, each location is numbered according to its place in the time-line):

00:00 – Parking Bay/parklet, 68 Milligan Street; 01:00 – Concrete seats outside the Perth Arena (corner of Wellington & Milligan Streets); 02:00 – Telethon Avenue/Kings Square Mall (near new development, enter at parklet end); 03:00 – Prince Lane; 04:00 – Laneway between 567 Wellington Street & Wills Building; 05:00 – Forrest Chase fountains; 06:00 – Grand Lane off Wellington Street (corner of Barrack Street); 07:00 – Laneway next to 337 Wellington Street; 08:00 – Little garden at Ferguson Block, Royal Perth Hospital (South) on Wellington Street; 09:00 – Corner of Wellington Street & Lord Street (Park/Garden area at Royal Perth Hospital; 10:00 – Park outside St Mary’s Cathedral on Victoria Street; 11:00 – Lone park bench at Wilson’s Parking entrance at 383 Hay Street, Campbell House; 12:00 – Driveway/lane at 445 Hay Street building; 13:00 – Benches/seats at Fire Station car park opposite 467 Hay Street; 14:00 – Alcove entrance with two large potted plants at 471 Hay Street; 15:00 – Descending driveway at Central Law Courts at 501 Hay Street; 16:00 – Park area behind 565 Hay Street; 17:00 – Laneway next to 564 Hay Street (opposite the City of Perth Library); 18:00 – Courtyard outside the City of Perth Library; 19:00 – Courtyard off Hay Street at David Malcolm Justice Centre; 20:00 – Undercover arches at Perth Town Hall (corner of Hay & Barracks streets); 21:00 – Little lane next to London Court (off Hay Street Mall); 22:00 – Central Park, Hay Street (corner of William Street); 23:00 – His Majesty’s Lane (off Hay Street); 24:00 – Driveway next to 853 Hay Street; 25:00 – Driveway between 895-897 Hay Street; 26:00 – Woolside Plaza (off Hay Street); 27:00 – QV1 Plaza (Hay Street) at the ponds in the courtyard; 28:00 – Carpark / long driveway at 996 Hay Street; 29:00 – Church Row (behind 999 Hay Street); 30:00 – Seated area at 441 Murray Street; 31:00 – Car park entrance opposite 432 Murray Street; 32:00 – Laneway at 410/414 Hay Street; 33:00 – Lane next to Ibis Hotel (334 Murray Street); 34:00 – Wolf Lane; 35:00 – Queen Street walk-through; 36:00Bank West building / courtyard / garden at 300 Murray Street; 37:00 – Laneway to 78 Records (225 Murray Street, off Mall); 38:00 – Car park entrance at Carillon City Arcade off Murray Street Mall; 39:00 – Laneway next to Lush Cosmetics at 183 Murray Street Mall; 40:00 – Opposite end of Grand Lane off Murray Street Mall; 41:00 – Laneway next 138 Murray Street; 42:00 – Driveway between 123-125 Murray Street; 43:00 – Lawn area at Hinslie House (48 Murray Street); 44:00 – Morten Bay fig treet at Kirkman House, 10 Murray Street; 45:00 – Palm trees at the corner of Murray Street & Victoria Street (opposite Jubilee Holy House of Mercy); 46:00 – Walkway with roses at 17 Victoria Street; 47:00 – Milner Lane (off Hay Street); 48:00– Driveway next to 236 Adelaide Terrace; 49:00 – Perth Concert Hall courtyard (St George’s Terrace side); 50:00 – Lawns of St George’s Cathedral under the Ascalon sculpture by Marcus Canning & Christian de Viertri on the corner of Cathedral Lane; 51:00 – St Martin’s Centre garden courtyard at 44 St George’s Terrace; 52:00 – Walkway at 66 St George’s Terrace; 53:00 – Large driveway at 108 St George’s Terrace; 54:00 – Side alley next to Wesley Church (corner of William & Hay streets); 55:00 – Brookfield Place – 125 St Georges Terrace; 56:00 – Mercantile Lane; 57:00 – Open courtyard at 200 St George’s Terrace; 58:00 – At the red sculpture at QV1 Building 250 St George’s Terrace (corner of Milligan Street); 59:00 – Florence Hummerston Reserve (corner of St Georges Terrace & Mount Street); 60:00 – Prisoners Barracks archway at the top of St George’s Terrace & Malcolm Street); 61:00 – Fake lawn garden area at 5 Mill Street; 62:00 – Parking entrance to 58 Mounts Bay Road; 63:00 – Little alcove / steps leading to escalators at 58 Mounts Bay Road (look for ‘Basement 3’ doors); 64:00 – Elizabeth Quay #01; 65:00 – Elizabeth Quay #02;  66:00 – Stirling Gardens; 67:00 – Supreme Court Gardens #01; 68:00 – Supreme Court Gardens #02; 69:00 – Terrace Road at car park & Supreme Court Gardens; 70:00 – Langley Park; 71:00 – Mitchell Lane (off William Street & Murray Street Mall); 72:00 – Globe Lane (off William Street); 73:00 – Lane between building at bus stop 10224 on William Street; 74:00 – Foyer area at 731 William Street (Robert Gledden Building); 75:00 – Laneway at 21 Howard Street (Howard Chambers); 76:00 – BGC Centre courtyard (enter off Howard Street); 77:00 – Exchange Tower undercover parklet area off Sherwood Court); 78:00 – Laneway entrance next to 80 Barrack Street; 79:00 – Graffiti / mural lane / park next to 105 Pier Street; 80:00 – Lane next to Dada Records (36 Pier Street): 81:00 – Driveway to Wilson’s Parking at 10 Pier Street; 82:00 – Garden around St Andrews Uniting Church (corner of Pier Street & St George’s Terrace); 83:00 – Little fountain at 32 St George’s Terrace; 84:00 – Undercover walkway area at Anzac House, 28 St George’s Terrace; 85:00 – Undercover area opposite 10 Irwin Street; 86:00 – 500 Hay Street, District Court entrance area with wheelchair ramp;  87:00 – Lane behind Curtin Law School building; 88:00 – Walkway behind David Malcolm Justice Centre (off Barrack Street); 89:00 – Trinity Arcade, 604 Hay Street; 90:00 – Entrance to Picadilly Arcade (700 Hay Street Mall); 91:00 – Railway Lane; 92:00 – Large Morten Bay fig tree on the corner of Barrack Street and The Esplanade; 93:00 – 100:00 – 8 minute walk through waterside areas of Elizabeth Quay (including the water park, Bell Tower, Ferry Pier, island playground, the bridge and ferry terminal).

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20 & 21 April 2016 – Sydney / Gadigal Country / Eora Nation – site search both days between 10am – 4:30pm

Listen here (headphones recommended):

Follow the green dots to find quiet spaces in Sydney by opening this map in your mobile device:

OR open in Google Maps: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-LujcvZsLeJcEqcXhNsAYwYaeNQ&usp=sharing

100 binaural recordings were captured in these locations (1 minute recordings, each location is numbered according to its place in the time-line):

00:00 – Small alcove, AMP building on Phillip Street (near palm trees & bus stops); 01:00 – Steps at Justice & Police Museum, Albert Street; 02:00 – Phillip Lane; 03:00 – Large trees/garden area outside State Library of NSW on MacQuarie Street; 04:00 – Martin Place (MacQuarie Street end) at fountains; 05:00 – St James Church courtyard area next to Law Courts (Queen’s Square); 06:00 – Hyde Park, approaching Archibald Fountain from MacQuarie Street crossing; 07:00 – Stairs to Masonic Centre (279 Castlereagh Street); 08:00 – Dungate Lane; 09:00 – Courtyard area outside 233 Castlereagh Street; 10:00 – Foodbase courtyard open area at 190-216 Castlereagh Street; 11:00 – ANZ Tower (161 Castlereagh Street / Liberty Place), large open courtyard at flowerbeds & long wooden seats; 12:00 – Laneway between Prada & Gucci (opposite David Jones); 13:00 – Entrance to goods lift (laneway) at 67 Castlereagh Street (Culwulla Chambers); 14:00 – Circular courtyard around MLC Centre (enter via escalator stairs on Castlereagh Street); 15:00 – Hosking Place; 16:00 – Entrance/courtyard to 9 Castlereagh Street; 17:00 – Driveway down to a carpark at 1 Castlereagh Street; 18:00 – Seated courtyard on the corner of Hunter & Bligh Streets (a memorial of the first christian church); 19:00 – A green wall garden in a courtyard at 1 Bligh Street; 20:00 – Young Street (a seated area & walk-through); 21:00 – MacQuarie Place; 22:00 – Curtin Place; 23:00 – Angel Place; 24:00 – Rowe Street walk-through; 25:00 – Skittle Lane; 26:00 – York Lane; 27:00 – Fake grass area at 321 Kent Street; 28:00 – Bridge to Darling Harbour (an overpass) off King Street – noisy but nice; 29:00 – King Street Wharf/Darling Harbour Promenade; 30:00 – Sussex Lane; 31:00 – Under the overpass opposite Sussex Lane (a large open courtyard); 32:00 – A parklet opposite 201 Kent Street; 33:00 – Entrance/alcove to ‘walk-through’ from 324 Pitt Street to Castlereagh Street; 34:00 – Central Street; 35:00 – Wilmot Street; 36:00 – The Galeries walkway off 275 Pitt Street; 37:00 – Lloyd Rees Fountain (Pitt Street end of Martin Place); 38:00 – A seat between concrete pillars at 95 Pitt Street; 39:00 – Tank Stream Way; 40:00 – Bridge Lane; 41:00 – Driveway/ramp behind 234 George Street (off Dalley Street); 42:00 – Underwood Street; 43:00 – Blue Anchor Lane; 44:00 – Fountain & plant boxes at 234 George Street; 45:00 – Sculpture courtyard at ‘Suncorp Place’ (259 George Street); 46:00 – Inside & behind the large black sculpture at Australia Square, George Street; 47:00 – De Mestre Place; 48:00 – Palings Lane; 49:00 – Wynyard Street; 50:00 – Town Hall Square (George Street); 51:00 – Albion Place; 52:00 – Laneway between 628 & 638 George Street; 53:00 – Wooden benches at World Square (enter off George Street); 54:00 – Stairs/escalators to Ernst & Young building (corner of George & Goulburn Streets); 55:00 – Inmark Tower parklet, 718 George Street; 56:00 – Little Hay Street (Sussex Street end), halfway down near fire safety doors; 57:00 – Eagar Lane;  58:00 – Douglass Lane (off Sussex Street, look for cobbled ramp); 59:00 – Douglass Street (off Liverpool Street); 60:00 – A parklet area at the entrance to Cross City Tunnel (enter off bottom of Liverpool Street, corner Harbour Street); 61:00 – Corner of James Street & James Lane (near Police Station); 62:00 – Sands Street; 63:00 – Druitt Lane walk; 64:00 – Darling Park courtyard (Southern Terrace) – top of ramp off Sussex Street, corner Druitt Street); 65:00 – Halfway up Druitt Place; 66:00 – Barrack Street (between York & George Streets near statue); 67:00NOISE – Westfield Food Court (Level 5, Pitt Street Mall) at 12:30pm; 69:00 – Council Place; 70:00 – Apartment entry at 261 Clarence Street (near ‘retail garbage’ door & post boxes); 71:00 – Market Row (off Mullins Street); 72:00 – Park between York & Carrington Streets; 73:00 – Lang Park; 74:00 – A seating & garden wall area on Cumberland Street, The Rocks, top of Grovener Street); 75:00 – A courtyard/seating area outside 1 York Street; 76:00 – A garden area / steps at Church of St Phillip, Jamison Street side, off Clarence Street;  77:00 – A courtyard/garden area around entrances to 1 Clarence Street/1 Margaret Street; 78:00 – Frosted glass wall area at Telstra building (97-105 Clarence Street); 79:00 – Loading dock/bay at 77 King Street; 80:00 – A walk down Lees Court (off King Street); 81:00 – Martin Place steps/walkthrough between Phillip & Elizabeth Streets; 82:00 – The steps of the Law Courts on Phillip Street (near St James Church); 83:00 – Car park entrance at 146 Phillip Street; 84:00 – Fountains & lights inside 126 Phillip Street (Deutsche Bank Place); 85:00 – Walkway at fire exit doors along 114 Hunter Street; 86:00 – Chifley Plaza/Chifley Square; 87:00 – Aurora Place (Bent Street) with head between the two large marble sculptures; 88:00 – Phillip Lane Walk; 89:00 – Museum of Sydney forecourt (Bridge Street); 90:00 – AMP building sculpture garden/BBQ area (with a ping pong table!), enter off corner of Phillip & Bridge Street; 91:00 – Customs House forecourt off Young & Albert Street (Circular Quay); 92:00 – Custom House Lane; 93:00 – Loftus Lane; 94:00 – Farrer Place at 4:00pm; 95:00 – Stairs at 1 Bligh Street; 96:00 – Unnamed laneway behind 23 Hunter Street; 97:00 – Stairs/alcove at the entrance to 105 Pitt Street; 98:00 – Pitt Street Exchange (76 Pitt Street), paved area with trees/palm at entrance;  99:00 – Under bird cages at Angel Place (enter off George Street).

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17 & 18 February 2016 – Melbourne / Kulin Nation (Woiwurrung, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung groups) – site search both days between 10am – 3pm

Listen here (headphones recommended):

Follow the green dots to find the quiet spaces in Melbourne by opening this map in your mobile device:

OR open in Google Maps: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EeHFIoCLi39yY9N_lGlhfBfx4Dw&usp=sharing

104 binaural recordings were captured in these locations (1 minute recordings, each location is numbered according to its place in the time-line):

00:00 – Tiny walkway between 638 & 640 Bourke Street; 01:00 – Steps of 53 Spencer Street (Grand Central Apartments Building); 02:00 – Train underpass – corner of Flinders Street & Spencer Street (with palm trees);  03:00 – Laneway behind 583 Flinders Street (behind Royale Liquor Store);  04:00 – Grass area at Rebecca Walk (#26) near river and bike tours; 05:00 – Customs House Lane; 06:00 – Foxton Lane; 07:00 – Tavistock Place; 08:00 – Flinders Court (outside Peril); 09:00 – Federation Square Atrium; 10:00 – Oliver Lane; 11:00 – Carpark entrance to 100 Flinders Street; 12:00 – Spark Lane; 13:00 – Parklet outside No.1 Spring Street building (corner of Flinders Street); 14:00 – Under large gold sculpture at No.1 Spring Street (courtyard entrance); 15:00 – Steps to 31 Spring Street; 16:00 – Throssell Lane; 17:00 – Long climbing stairs/laneway behind No.1 Spring Street (enter next to Milton House/25 Flinders Lane); 18:00 – Duckboard Place (perhaps only during daylight hours); 19:00 – End of Higson Lane; 20:00 – At the end of the laneway at Mon Bijou (off Flinders Lane); 21:00 – Monaghan Place; 22:00 – Royston Place; 23:00 – Lingham Lane (a walk-through); 24:00 – Mill Place; 25:00 – Flinders Lane entrance to 333 Collins Street walk-through;  26:00 – Very end of Fulham Place (“Air Intake Area”); 27:00 – Moylans Lane; 28:00 – View through gates to Immigration Museum reflection pool off Flinders Lane; 29:00 – Fire room access alcove across from 55 William Street; 30:00 – John Pascoe Fawkner parklet (corner of Market Street & Collins Street); 31:00 – Flower garden area at entrance to 379 Collins Street; 32:00 – Manchester Lane; 33:00 – Fountain at 150 Collins Street (Westpac entrance); 34:00 – St Michael’s Walk (off Collins Street);  35:00 – Alfred Place; 36:00 – Walkway at 30 Collins Street/Ridgway Place; 37:00 – Ulster Lane; 38:00 – Windsor Place; 39:00 – Coates Lane; 40:00 – Ridgway Place; 41:00 – Club Lane; 42:00 – “Smoke Free Zone” opposite 140 Little Collins Street (black box area); 43:00 – Russell Place; 44:00 – End of Rainbow Alley; 45:00 – Union Lane walk-through; 46:00 – Dame Edna Place; 47:00 – 360 Collins Street parklet / sculpture courtyard; 48:00 – Stairs/courtyard outside and around 140 William Street; 49:00 – Little Queen Street; 50:00 – Walkway to the “Strand” (off Little Lonsdale); 51:00 – 235 Bourke Street/RMIT Building 108 entrance alcove; 52:00 – La Trobe Place walk-through; 53:00 – Oliver Lane; 54:00 – A little side alley half-way down Market Lane; 55:00 – Undercover alcove next to the Hydrant Feed door at entrance to the Australia Post building carpark (111 Bourke Street); 56:00 – Parklet/courtyard walk-through at Southern Cross Lane; 57:00 – Mornane Place; 58:00 – Smaller lane leading to Market Place next to the Salvos store (71 Bourke Street); 59:00 – White brick undercover walkway to Wilsons Parking on McIlwraith Place; 60:00 – Near the trees/vines on Liverpool Street; 61:00 – Mysterious entrance to a carpark garage at 30 Bourke Street; 62:00 – Turnbull Alley; 63:00 – Tianjin Gardens (entrance to Parliament Station, top of Little Bourke Street); 64:00 – Carpark at Gordon Place; 65:00 – Amphlett Lane (ironically quiet); 66:00 – Little Bourke Place; 67:00 – Lees Place; 68:00 – Lacey Place; 69:00 – Croft Alley; 70:00 – End of Hughs Alley; 71:00 – Staughton Place (gates); 72:00 – Little Bourke Street entrance to Myer; 73:00 – Steps/alcove at Postal Lane entrance to Myer; 74:00 – Palm tree sitting area at the end of Somerset Place (my favourite); 75:00 – Warburton Alley; 76:00 – Niagra Lane; 77:00 – “The Court” (corner of Thomson Street & Little Bourke); 78:00 – Parklet halfway down Brown Alley; 79:00 – Tiny alley space between 570 & 572 Lonsdale Street; 80:00 – Finlay Alley; 81:00 – Sniders Lane (near a mini garden at the end); 82:00 – Drewery Place; 83:00 – Hayward Lane; 84:00 – Garden outside Wesley Church on Lonsdale Street; 85:00 – Jones Lane; 86:00 – Smythe Lane (near plant boxes); 87:00 – Smaller side entrance to the Telstra Building (just up from Exhibition Street on Lonsdale Street); 88:00 – Outside the entrance to 50 Lonsdale Street; 89:00 – Little parklets on Madame Brussels Lane; 90:00 – Large plant box seats on the Little Lonsdale Street end of Madame Brussels Lane; 91:00 – Garden courtyard at 300 Exhibition Street (enter via Little Lonsdale Street) – across from Madame Brussels Lane; 92:00 – Evans Lane; 93:00 – Davisons Place; 94:00 – Jane Bell Lane, QV Building (corner of Russell & Little Lonsdale Streets); 95:00 – State Library of Victoria lawns (corner of Little Lonsdale and Swanston Streets); 96:00 – McIntyre Alley (off Knox Lane); 97:00 – Unnamed lane behind an old brick residential building on the corner of Little Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets); 98:00 – Zevenboom Lane; 99:00 – McLean Alley; 100:00 – Bus stop at 299 Queen Street – at a concrete seat/ramp; 101:00 – Laneway at the side of the Welsh Church, La Trobe Street; 102:00 – Flanigan Lane; 103:00 – Space between RMIT Buildings 16 & 24, off La Trobe Street.

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20th January 2016 – Adelaide / Kaurna Country (part one: north side) – site search between 10am-3pm

Listen here (headphones recommended):

Follow the green dots to find the quiet spaces in Adelaide by opening this map in your mobile device:

OR open in Google Maps: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h-SDahDnze62JBt8CbrJ4-gzf_M&usp=sharing

47 binaural recordings were captured in these locations (1 minute recordings, each location is numbered according to its place in the time-line):

00:00 – A seating area on George Street (Uni West); 01:00 – Elton Mayo courtyard (Uni West); 02:00 – SAHMRI building (walkways); 03:00 – 71 North Terrace (laneway to post office); 04:00 – Adelaide Convention Centre carpark; 05:00 – escalators to Adelaide Convention Centre; 06:00 – Victoria Street (off Hindley Street near a private access road); 07:00 –  a laneway to Plaza carpark (off Hindley Street); 08:00 –  a tiny laneway off Leigh Street (across from Integrative Health); 09:00 –  space between Allianz building & Topham Mall; 10:00 – a Topham Mall parklet next to Bendigo Bank; 11:00 –  an alcove/fire safety door on Bentham Street with water dripping from a vertical garden above (opp. Franklin Apartments); 12:00 – a little laneway next to Faraway House, Trades Hall Lane; 13:00 – a courtyard behind 31 Flinders Street (the International Education Services building); 14:00 – a parklet beside the Pilgrim Church on Flinders Street; 15:00 – another parklet/smoking area behind 45 Pirie Street/Maxxima Building; 16:00 – a black structure outside 63 Pirie Street entrance; 17:00 – the end of Freeman’s Lane at a circular plant box; 18:00 – a walk down Freemason’s Lane; 19:00 – under the overgrown vines on Chesser Street; 20:00 – near trees opposite U-Park entrance on Wyatt Street; 21:00 – a park with tap sculpture in Hindmarsh Square (the north-west corner); 22:00 – an alcove on Synagogue Place opposite B Heaven Antiquarian; 23:00 – a dark purple alcove on Twin Street opposite the mural of a woman; 24:00 – a thoroughfare to apartments on Ebenezer Place; 25:00 – corner of Cinema Place on Vaughan Place; 26:00 – Paxton Walk; 27:00 – the hidden laneway behind Eckersley’s Art Supplies (off Frome Road); 28:00 –the large air conditioning vent & wooden seating outside the Adelaide University building (corner of Pulteney & North Terrace); 29:00 – the glass door entrance to Elizabeth House on Austin Street; 30:00 – the Charles Street laneway; 31:00 – Francis Street outside the City Library; 32:00 –  Fisher Place; 33:00 – Stephens Place; 34:00 – James Place (outside the entrance to Coffee Pot); 35:00 – a stairway to 45 Grenfell Street building; 36:00 – Grenfell Plaza; 37:00 – a walkway with trees/an underpass between Grenfell Plaza and Exchange Place behind RiAus; 38:00 –  a courtyard with seats/parklet behind 19 Grenfell Street; 39:00 – the Westpac House laneway at 91 King William Street; 40:00 – a parklet & courtyard behind Elektra House; 41:00 – a descending stairwell to a door in the Elektra House courtyard; 42:00 – a walk down Post Office Place; 43:00 – an open gravel area outside Park On Franklin; 44:00 – nestled next to a pillar on Young Street (the Beyond Bank building); 45:00 –on a grass area of the Light Square parkland; 46:00 –the seated courtyard outside AC Arts.