SOUNDS OF LOCKDOWN
When the project first launched, we sent a call out for women to record and submit their experiences of lockdown via voice recordings. People told us their stories in the way that felt most comfortable to them, whether in the form of a discussion with friends and family, or individually in a quiet room.
— SOPHIE —
Sophie is a PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield. Here she discusses her experience of lockdown and how she came to the realisation that she had OCD.
— KATHRYN AND AMY —
Kathryn and Amy were both living together in Crookes when they recorded this above conversation in June 2021, reflecting on day-to-day life during the pandemic.
What did your lockdown sound like? Changes to our daily patterns and behaviours affected the soundscape of the city. Quieter roads, more time spent in our neighbourhoods, and changed daily routines meant that new sounds marked out the day’s progress. From quiet moments captured on walks around the city to the more familiar, routine noises around the house: the sound of the kettle brewing, a barking dog, the clatter of the letterbox as the post arrives.
/ SNOWFALL: LODGE LANE
/ DAWN CHORUS: ECCLESALL ROAD
/ COFFEE BREAK: CITY CENTRE
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