The differences may not be just in the sound of the rain itself, but
could be other ambient noise that has changed in 60 or 70 years. I made
a 30 min+ recording of a summer storm in 1972 that is notable (because
of the location of where it was recorded) for the absence airplane and
automobile engines. The same storm would sound very different today.
There is a fellow here in Seattle that for many years has had a "then
and now" column where he puts photographs taken 100+ years ago next to
contemporary photos of the same view, showing how the location has changed.
It would be interesting to be able to compare the ambient sound of
specific locations over time. The challenge of course would be
attempting to match equipment so that the recordings were relatively
comparable. Are there any examples of someone trying this?
KRAB Archive: www.krabarchive.com
On 3/20/2019 2:13 PM, Stewart Gooderman wrote:
> If it’s NYC rain you want, there are several youtube videos that are quite good. They’re not from the 1950-70s, but how much different could they be? I was born in Brooklyn in 1950 and lived in in NYC until 1987, and well, a storm is a storm is a storm.
>> On Mar 20, 2019, at 1:47 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 3/20/2019 3:19 PM, Wender, Jessie wrote:
>>> I am a photo editor working on an archival photography project at The New York Times. I haven't worked with archival sound, but wanted to inquire about field recording archives. I am particularly interested in rain recordings in Time Square or NYC from the 1950s-1970s. I would appreciate any leads about where I could locate this type of recording.