This is my eighth draft of the soundscape and incorporated my two favourite new ideas – the addition of more material and the sonic manipulation of the traffic noise. I also combined this with a new idea which was to essential reverse the order of the sound walk – so that it starts in the more residential setting before heading towards the fields. This allows me to end with the traffic sound getting more and more intense as it is artificially manipulated, exploring the generative rhythms it creates, but also making it sound much more imposing. Purely by accident, the bird sounds overlapped at the end, but I quite like their short burst at the end as it just goes to show how much the traffic noise is drowning out.
I think, with a little bit of tightening up in places, this is the start of my final version.