Everyday we walk through a vibrant quilt that is the sonic world each of us inhabit. It’s not the same: some have exceptionally loud auditory worlds, others are blessed with a more dulcet existence, and wherever you fall in this spectrum, there is the one thing that catches your attention. The strange way the water drains, a specific tone that resonates each time a machine runs, or just the sound of a simmering pot. These small sounds that attract us are unique, individualized, and evolve over time.
Invisible Sounds briefly sheds light on sounds that are rarely heard or rarely given any attention by asking those who have had time to observe their environment and have listened deeply to their surroundings. From restaurants, to cafes, to malls and senic overlooks, Invisible Sounds showcases small sounds of an average day.
Take time to hear your world and find what attracts you.
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Little Tokyo Marketplace
Little Tokyo Marketplace is located in downtown Los Angeles and offers a great selection of produce along with other imported groceries and ingredients for Asian cuisine. There is a large parking garage with roof access which offers a nice view of the city as well as a quiet-but-present soundscape of the surrounding metropolis. The marketplace is located inside a galleria which is far from desolate, but is also not jammed with chains. Instead you have several small shops that benefit from the mall format and an atmosphere that isn't polluted with sound.
Recorded August 2022
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San Pedro is a neighborhood in Los Angeles that feels distinct from the rest of the city. A look at the Los Angeles City map shows a small foot off to the South, which is where San Pedro is located. This is one reason it has a mood that is more laid back, feels more serene, and is often overlooked by other Angelenos. For us, this is a special place where we spent a lot of time looking out into the void of the ocean and could feel a profound sense of quiet that other beachside communities lack. This was filmed on one of the hottest weekends in Southern California.
Recorded September 2022
Invisible Sounds is a project by Squash & Biscuit