Silvesterlöten at Kulturgüterschuppen in Dusslingen, Germany! Welding was the main goal of the meeting which lasts longer than a week. Great stay, great party, great people and nice fireworks by the people ffrom Dusslingen.
I live on a very busy, noisy street in Linz, Austria.
Once or twice a year the sound changes dramatically. In most cases sport events are the reason of a soundscape unknown for this area. In that case it is the Linz marathon not the Austrian Tour (bicycle) which I whould prefer more.
Here is a BikeMike recording documenting the normal status.
Recorded with Zoom H2 and built in microphones. Linz April 10th 2011.
The space has 3 floors.
ground floor 2 mics, middle floor 4 mics, upper floor 2 mics.
On this recording you can listen microphon 8 - ground floor at the end of the space. You hear the same recording than on Mic. 4: Audiotest Kokerei Zollverein. I am moving down from the top of the choking plant to the ground floor.
I am living in Freistädterstrasse, Linz, Austria. A transit street from/to the Mühlviertel into Linz and back.The guys from the city council who do city-planings did not make it less worse within the last years. No, the made it worser. Next to the transit street the gave permission for hudge supermakets, junk-food-restaurants, .... Means heavy traffic, noise all day and bad air quality.
So soundproofing windows (-42db Actual) are the solution, but normally you open windows to get the lively athmosphere of nature and fresh air into the appartment, not us. We hide behind.
On my 2007 holiday this July in Weiden am See on the Neusiedlersee in Austria I waked up early in the morning because of a strange sound in our hotel room.
I moved through the room and found some interesting noise in the bathroom. Our air condition did not run, but somewhere in a room up or next to ours an aircondition did his job.
I took my DAT and my soundman microphone to record this beautiful ambience which seams to modulate its pitch (maybe by the wind outside the room - the where great wind for sailing this day) and sometimes I here bells from the church which is not possible five in the morning.