Sounds of China

Published by Bill Glover on (Updated: )

This post is part of the Beijing Winter 2023 series.

I present these audio clips as a collection of sounds I heard in Beijing this winter. Recorded as voice notes on an iPhone they capture the ambient sound heard at different points during my trip. I didn’t aim to capture any specific sounds or situations, so what you hear is a fairly random sampling of sounds. The only trigger was my remembering to start recording.

When recording these, I didn’t know how they would turn out. But listening back to them I can place every single one. The sound takes me back to that specific moment. I can see the people, feel the motion of the subway cars, or picture the items on the isles in a supermarket.

2023-12-17

2023-12-18

2023-12-19

2023-12-21

2023-12-23

2023-12-24

2023-12-30

2023-12-31