Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sonic snapshots from Dollar

First you hear the recordist walking on the gravel and opening and closing the squeaky gate on the way the Lawhill Community Woodland located right above the village. On top of the Lawhill you can hear the sounds what are most likely from the open cast mine few miles south of Dollar. On the way back a keen gardener is whistling a song ´Waterloo Sunset`. Right after that the church bells are calling the congregation to hear the sermon. The recordist is standing on the bank of the Dollar Burn. After an excerpt of the holy sermon we can hear church bells one more time followed by more vernacular sounds from the local grocery shop: refrigerator keynote sounds and radio music accompanied by the discussion of the customers. These are followed by the sounds from other business premises on the main road such as kids playing cards, clinking of cutlery and by Karaoke singing from the local pub.

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