It’s not easy to pick any peculiar sound when you are in Zvyozdotchka. It is a generic urban/bedroom suburb mix of sounds that is prevalent in the area and it includes such an ingredients as mid to low intensity traffic noise, playground voices, block of flats intercoms, common birds and rather hostile drones coming from the high voltage electrical substation heard throughout the day. So what do they mean to those living there?

All sounds were recorded in this area. Here are the key elements of the episode:

  • Anna Dianova introducing herself (00.00 – 00.54)
  • intercom and playground sounds (00.18 – 01.43)
  • sounds of the milkman van explained (00.58 – 02.07)
  • an old lady with a pram used for transporting goods (02.05 – 02.25, 10.27 – 10.19)
  • sounds of the railway and bus station explained (02.18 – 02.54)
  • listening out for birds (02.54 – 03.24)
  • power plant’ hum (03.24 – 06.12)
  • ‘this area isn’t that loud as the central parts of the town’ – Anna (06.19 – 06.30)
  • someone kicking the ball, Oktybrskaya st. (07.05)
  • floorball match (07.55 – 08.12, 08.58 – 09.18, 09.31 – 09.50)
  • dustbin lorry (08.16 – 10.20)
  • ‘I believe each town area has its own character and appeal’ – Anna (09.18 – 09.29)
  • water beneath the bridge connecting to the Vifanskaya st., sound of steps (09.46 – 11.28)
  • Recording locations: Zvyozdotchka area
    Recording date: September 16, 19, 21, 25, 28th 2011
    Sounds: stereo, binaural stereo

    Part of Sergiyev Posad Sound Map.

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