Sound Journal # 10 - Media Soundscape
I would go to a cafes often to either have long chats with a friend or for a quick coffee run. Recently I’ve been going to one named, Joe, a lot since its near the Parsons building. The sounds that you would hear there would be the workers preparing beverages while calling out people’s orders, dishes clinking, sound of coins being exchanged, jazz softly playing in the background, & snippets of people’s conversations. The volume of the sound at Joe’s varies at different times. If the place is more crowded there would be more talking. The sound of people’s voices surrounded the whole cafe. I would like the talking to be not too loud because it would feel a little bit too busy. It would be hard not to eavesdrop on others. The sounds that were being made when they prepare the drinks were a bit sudden but I liked it because it makes me anxious to receive my drink. I would even envision the textures of what they’re pouring & mixing together. I liked the soft jazz within the rest of the sounds since it gave the place more rhythm & adds a relaxing mood. It would be nice if they had the jazz a bit more louder. I have not been that alert of all these different sounds that go around at Joe’s until I went to record there. Now I’ll be more observant whenever I go to other cafes so I can see the similarities or differences. All the sounds from Joe’s give the place a nice, warm, welcoming feel to it which probably makes my trips there enjoyable.