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This is the sound of opening up an umbrella and walking through the rain on the sidewalk in the heart of downtown Durham, NC.

Recording of sound produced by rain boots during heavy rain near the intersection of W Main St and N Duke St a late afternoon. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Sound of a cue ball striking another ball into a side pocket. Recorded using a Zoom H4N.

The bright sound of birds chirping outside of the barbershop, with the sounds of cars driving by serving as a backdrop. Recorded using a Zoom H4n.

Soundscape on the Bull City Connector, a local bus in Durham, North Carolina. People are having conversations, and the bus is rattling as it comes to a stop for the intersection. The bell rings as someone requests for a stop. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

This is the soundscape of Beyu Cafe in downtown Durham, NC. This was a particularly busy day as the weather was not nice, so lots of chatter and the sound of dishes can be heard

Sound recording of a food runner at Parker and Otis trying to locate the customer to deliver his or her food. Parker and Otis is not a sit down restaurant, instead orders are taken at the front counter and then patrons take their seats and wait for…

Sound Recording of cars driving through a large puddle after a day filled with severe thunderstorms. The cars can be heard approaching from the left side. When they reach the beginning of the puddle, there is an audible slosh. Both continue to drive…

Sound recording of cars passing on wet asphalt and the trickling of water during freezing rain in front of The Pinhook on W Main Street (near the intersection with N Magnum St) during mid-morning traffic on a Sunday. Recorded with Zoom H4N recorder.

Sound recording of a person waiting on line to make a purchase at Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy. As Katy Perry's, "Unconditionally", plays softly in the background, cash registers can be heard constantly beeping as cashiers scan items.…

Sound recording of waiting on line to make a purchase at Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy. As Katy Perry's, "Unconditionally", plays softly in the background, cash registers can be heard constantly beeping as cashiers scan items. The…

Sound recording of a shopper closing a freezer door in the frozen foods section of the supermarket. The hum of the inside of the freezer is heard at the beginning of the piece, and becomes more and more faint as the door closes. The door closes with…

This is a the sound of someone drinking coffee out of a large ceramic mug in a busy cafe in Durham, NC.

Sound recording of a drinking fountain taken before during and after the water flows taken by a Zoom H4N.

Sound Recording of cars driving through a large puddle after a day filled with severe thunderstorms. The cars can be heard approaching from the left side. When they reach the beginning of the puddle, there is an audible slosh. Both continue to drive…

Sound recording of water boiling in an electric kettle. The kettle switches off with a 'click' when the water is finished boiling. Recorded on a Zoom H4N

Sound recording of an elevator being ridden from the second floor to the first floor of Randolph residence hall on Duke University's East Campus. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

The entrance bells and chimes at Morgan Imports (a unique establishment right next to Brightleaf Square that boasts an eclectic array of items for sale) ring merrily as people walk in and out of the store. Toward the end, the sounds of cars rushing…

Sound recording of walking on ice. Walker wearing casual flat-soled sneakers walking on ice formed on dirt in neighborhood park. Recorded with Zoom H4N recorder.

Audio recording of a freezer containing various types of meat at Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food and Pharmacy. The hum of the freezer can be heard quite distinctly, dominating the audio track. All other sounds are masked by this humming. Recorded on…

Sound recording of a person getting off the Bull City Connector, a local bus in Durham, NC. As the bus comes to a stop, the door rattles and makes a ticking sound. The door clicks open, and the bus lets air out to lower itself for the person getting…

Sound of the hammer throwers of the Duke track and field team practicing and feedback from their coach. Recorded using a Zoom H4N. The hammer throw is a track and field event contested at both the olympic and collegiate level. In this event, the…

This is a recording of "The Perk," a cafe located in Perkins Library at Duke University in Durham, NC. The recording was taken on a Sunday night when many students do their work for the week to come. Many students also walk through The Perk, or stop…

A quick soundscape of Burger Bach, a local Durham restaurant and bar. The refilling of a glass of water can be heard over the chatter of customers and the music playing in the background. Recorded using a Zoom H4N.

Sound recording of the process of opening of a paper teabag over a mug and placing the teabag into the mug. Recorded with Zoom H4N recorder.

Sound recording of cars passing by Brightleaf Square on N. Gregson St. during afternoon traffic in Durham, NC. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Sound recording of a passing adult male saying goodbye to someone on the phone and exiting the Brightleaf Square shopping center. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Sound recording of two students engaging in a quick game of pool during a study break. They play rapidly to confine their game to the time limit they have given themselves.

The sound of water running in a small stream under a wooden bridge at Durham Central Park. Far off in the distance, the sounds of teenagers at the skate park next to Central Park are audible. Recorded using a Zoom H4n.

Sound recording of running water from a sink in an apartment on Erwin Road. At first, the only sound is the water running, however in the background the noise of emergency vehicle sirens gradually arise and the sounds of the water become the…

Sound recording of "elevator" music inside Brightleaf Square shopping center. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

On a bright and cold Sunday morning, a few families bring their children to the playground at Durham Central Park. Off in the distance are also teenagers enjoying their weekend at the skate park up the hill from the playground. Birds chirp happily in…

Sound recording of a train horn as heard from the inside of Parker & Otis (a restaurant in Durham, NC). Note that the doors and windows of the restaurant were closed at the time and the recording was taken from a place in the restaurant furthest away…

Sound recording of the various birds in Trinity Park in Durham. The recording was made at 9:30 in the morning on a sunny day in February. Trinity Park is a small suburb park covered with trees offering home to a multitude of birds.
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Sound recording of a man turning pages of a book as he is trying to find the correct page. Captured at Letters Bookshop at 313 W Main St early in the morning when there was only one customer inside. Recorded on a Zoom H4N.

Sound recording of a man typing away furiously on his laptop in a hotel lobby. A vacuum can be heard in the background. Recorded on a Zoom H4N

Sound recording of a person getting a snack out from a vending machine on the first floor of Durham Station. The person pressed on the buttons to select the snack, and the vending machine delivered the snack to the retrieving bin, finally dropping…

Sound recording of walking across a metal bridge of children's playground set. The bridge consists of separate panels connected together to form a loose bridge that swings and creaks as one walks across. Recorded with Zoom H4N.

Sound recording of water (from rain) dripping slowly on a leaf under the archway in Bell Tower (on East Campus, Duke University). The leaf is in a puddle so it is moving around slowly as the water from the overpass slowly drips into it. The leaf is…

Excerpt of a piece written by Ana Patricia Martínez Huichim in Yucatec Maya. Recorded on a Zoom H4N