Tag Archives: place

A mixtape of remembered sounds 6

  • Leaves falling extremely slowly in a nature preserve, no breeze, one car driving past in the far distance [Chicago]
  • A single leaf tumbling and coming to a stop on top of a piece of broken glass at the bottom of a staircase on the Seine [Paris]
  • Wind through palm trees [Las Vegas]
  • Tree trimmer’s work falling to the ground in Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum park [Cairo]
  • Leaves falling onto grass and patio bricks underneath my back porch [Ann Arbor]
  • Falling through a pine tree into a bed of needles below it [Milwaukee]
  • Playing my snare drum with dried leaves [Chicago]
  • Swirling leaves on concrete while sitting on a bench reading outside ZKM [Karlsruhe]
  • Kicking a small pile of dried leaves along Westminster bridge [London]
  • Placing a treasured ginko leaf from a friend in an envelope in preparation to move it to another city [Chicago]

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A mixtape of remembered sounds 5

  • Street traffic and wind from the top of a minaret at Al-Azhar mosque [Cairo]
  • Cat purring while sitting on top of a motor scooter in Zamalek [Cairo]
  • The creak of an abandoned house boat as it swayed in the Nile current [Cairo]
  • The joyous noise of the disco boats after dark [Cairo]
  • The shuffling of canvas-booted feet inside the Solar Barque Museum, Giza [Cairo]
  • The rattle of dishes and silverware mixed with conversation in at least four different languages, Felfela restaurant [Cairo]
  • Birds, bells, and silence inside the Madrasa and Khanqah of Sultan Barquq [Cairo]
  • Woman emptying water bucket into the street, Al-Muizz Street, Khan Al-Khalili [Cairo]
  • Donkey chewing hay in Old Cairo [Cairo]
  • Clapping, whistling, and laughter of the audience dancing on the stage at a concert in the El Genaina Theatre [Cairo]

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A mixtape of remembered sounds 4

  • Ocean waves at the beach [Long Beach]
  • Camera shutters, breeze, boats, and traffic below the castle wall [Heidelberg]
  • Stomping on the floor of the Columbia College reverb chamber [Chicago]
  • Sunken bedroom floorboard [Ann Arbor]
  • Elevator rising, ZKM [Karlsruhe]
  • Trolley pole wheels on overhead cables [Toronto]
  • Men’s room door hinge, Café De Balie [Amsterdam]
  • Punching time clock in Jackson Park [Milwaukee]
  • Portable electric generator, Eastern Market [Detroit]
  • Caged bird market [Paris]

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A mixtape of remembered sounds 3

  • Engraver on the street tapping a hammer into sheet metal [Cairo]
  • Squeaking sprinkler head [Milwaukee]
  • Film projector in the Power Plant gallery [Toronto]
  • My own footsteps while walking alone in the Kom Al-Shaqoufa catacombs [Alexandria]
  • Aging dog whimpering, sidewalk, 3am [Athens]
  • Automated gondola [Karlsruhe]
  • Creaking floor, gas chamber [Dachau]
  • Exhaust fan near roses in a botanical garden [Ann Arbor]
  • Clapping in the Dome Room [Long Beach]
  • Breezes and birds [Black Hills]

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A mixtape of remembered sounds 2

  • Car engine backfire immediately followed by one pigeon’s wings flapping above the opposite side of the street, early morning [Chicago]
  • Arrivals/Departures sign flipping in Gare du Nord [Paris]
  • Tapping on bee hive sculpture at Old Colony [Minneapolis]
  • Abandoned museum basement drain pump [Grand Rapids]
  • Disco boat music abruptly stopping, DJ making distorted announcement in Arabic over PA system [Cairo]
  • Drawing class using charcoal pencils on textured paper in art museum gallery [Milwaukee]
  • Metal book truck with squeaky wheel [Chicago]
  • Bowling ball in gutter, crowd going silent, one person slowly applauding [Ann Arbor]
  • Miniature steam engine train in Schlossgarten [Karlsruhe]
  • Late night thunderstorm [Corfu]

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A mixtape of remembered sounds

  • sheets of drawing paper being wrapped with butcher paper in an art supply store [Amsterdam]
  • weathered strips of plastic tapping a metal railing in a stiff breeze [London]
  • underground cable system leaking through a vent in the sidewalk [San Francisco]
  • ticking from an unknown source, frozen food aisle, Dominick’s [Chicago]
  • straining plumbing in the Townhouse Gallery [Cairo]
  • grandfather clock striking the quarter hour, living room [Milwaukee]
  • wind through a stack of metal tubing inside the Parthenon [Athens]
  • passing train on a spring night [Ann Arbor]
  • joyful chaos inside the Pinball Hall of Fame [Las Vegas]
  • vocal practice by a singer before a wedding ceremony in an empty monastery church [Maulbronn]

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