Please select a soundscape from below.
Porcelain rattles, a teaspoon falls. Liquids pour, slosh, and slowly drip. Voices tangle and charge the air with crescendos of vibration. Footsteps clip staccato across the floor, keeping beat with the pulse of overhead speakers. Glasses slide, cash rustles dryly, coin hits flesh, and doors sigh shut, open, shut.
Wind rushes in wavering tempos: gust and fade and gust again. Hollow seashell reverberation is punctuated by seabirds cawing harshly; calls despondent against a backdrop of echo and stillness. Silence settles, wraps, and is shuffled away by breath blowing fast and hard, and the small roughness of fabric shifting.
Voices compete, high pitched and spirited. Dodging one another they play, and tease. Warm air rushes through and around trees. Easy chat gives way to layers of unrestrained belly-laughs and strings of nervous giggle. Distant traffic streaks under gull-song; bicycle tyres hum and footsteps crunch through long grass.
Soothing tones crackle through static flatness. Overhead intercoms emit careful pauses, pre-recorded calm. Confident inflection rises over sombre voices that blur with the clatter of hurried movements. Silence, overhead fuzz, and a different voice: bored and softly guttural. A reassuring timbre soaks unfamiliar words.
Queues trudge forward with a creaking of joints and leather. Pens on chains scratch and merge with the jerking etch of a printer. An oversized clock measures time in loud, shuddering chunks. Politeness muffles itself behind glass; bills are swept up and counted under-breath. The doorbell blares a syncopated chime.
The gentle clink of thin glass slips through rests beats as orchestral notes knit bass with string and wind. Breasts heave high over the rustle of silk, and intent weighs conversation to seductive murmurings. Doors swing with a waiter's poised and purposeful stride, allowing lively kitchen commotion to swell briefly.
Drawers rattle along metal tracks, papers shuffle and throats clear. Telephones pitch shrill, incessant rings against whispers and the swivel of wheels. Blinds reel upwards and slap flatly against glass. Monotone salutations envelop sweaty mouthpieces. A water cooler burbles, coffee pours. Mouths blow, sip, swallow.