This is located near a fountain behind Little Bridges and in front of the Harwood Dorm. It is a very small courtyard with several wooden tables and a fountain that is prevalent in the recording.
Recording Setup. The TASCAM DR-40 Linear PCM Recorder was placed on a table facing the Harwood Dorm.
About the soundscape. The recording was made at about 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. There were no other people around so it was fairly quiet. There were only a few sounds and only one that could be considered a soundmark. The soundmark is the sound of the fountain, though there are several fountains throughout Pomona College, so it is not very significant or unique. The keynote is the sound of the bird throughout the recording. There is also the sound of a car passing at some point. These sounds could be considered characteristics of the archetype of the typical outdoor soundscape at Pomona College.
Location: Weight Room at the Rains Center, Pomona College.
The Rains Center is near East 6th Street and Smiley Dorm. It is a center for sports and other physical activities. The weight room contains many weight machines and free weights.
Recording Setup. The TASCAM DR-40 Linear PCM Recorder was placed on a table near the entrance of the weight room.
About the soundscape. The recording was made at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. It was fairly busy with 1 person using the squat rack, 2 people using the bench press bars, about 6 people using the machines, and 4 people using dumbbells. Music from the radio is very prevalent in the recording along with conversation about weight lifting from a pair of people. There are many sounds of weights being put down or slid around. The soundmark of this soundscape are the metallic sounds of the weights shifting. The keynote could be the voices of people talking to each other about their workout routines. The sound of the weights and bars, the content of the conversations, and loud music could be considered characteristics of the archetype of typical weight rooms.