Overhead Walkway. G Wing. Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus, Oakville ON
Description of Project
I chose this site on the Sheridan Campus for several reasons; I thought it was an interesting perspective above the outdoor landscape that makes Sheridan beautiful, and you are nearly between two settings in the 2nd floor pass because you are suspended above the outdoors, yet you are indoors. This location is also meant for traveling through from building to building, so most people do not stop to observe the landscape beneath them as they don’t stop moving.
The purpose of the soundwork is to bring the outdoors to the listener in this location, where you can see these natural surroundings beneath you, but the accompanying sounds are not accessible through the barrier of the construction you are inside.
I used sounds completely from the location’s surroundings; I used a hydrophone mic and a standard mic to record the creek above and beneath water, as well as the pouring rain from a spout. I recorded the sounds of the rocks alongside the creek being upturned & kicked into the water, the sounds of people walking through the location and added effects to make their voices distant or passing by, the stomping across the bridge, pavement and up the metal G wing stairs concludes the sound work. I want the listener to feel hyper-aware of all of the sounds to notice and possibly a sense of loneliness or distance between others and the first-person role that you may hear.