On 26 May 2018 a dozen people gathered for a workshop at the Old Diorama Arts Centre, many of the people who came have experienced homelessness. This Noise Matters was a chance to talk about homelessness by thinking about sound and listening. At the end of the day everyone involved was invited to describe a sound of their own to donate to the Museum of Homelessness.
The recording below is a brief record of the conversations we had and the thoughts we shared at the workshop: a kind of miniature archive of everyday sounds. It is also an invitation to think about the sounds that make up your own everyday life. Where do they come from? How are they made? What you would change about them if you could? And how does it feel to listen to someone, and to be listened to?
BBC SFX Archive
At Freesound.org: Robinhood76; squashy555; alanh15; lucy4