My plan is that the streetwaves audio score will be made up from sounds that are either from that part of the High Street where the installation will be situated, or will be inspired by the shops themselves. The idea is that when passers-by hear the sounds they will be able to recognise them and (eventually) make a connection with the surroundings. Of course, what I am finding is that some shops are easier to make sonic connections with than others, especially if the trade appears not to have any immediately obvious associated sounds. A case in point is BusyB’s, the carpet shop.
So, this morning I took advantage of the still weather to record buzzing insects along the street. The best place for such recordings was the pathway leading to the Methodist Church which has enough flowers to attract various types of bees. Although this area is slightly off the street and is therefore quite secluded there was still quite a bit of traffic noise from the ring road (that is compared to the very quiet sounds that the insects were making); however, with the assistance of a parabolic microphone and much patience I think I have now got enough buzzes to work with.