Thanks Chris again,
headphones actually do take the edge off the noisier episodes. I don't know what I'd do without them. I wish I could record what I'm hearing though, but I'd need a y connector for my phones and to simultaneously connect to a recorder. Alas my laptop is not a great recorder of live sound from the concertina despite having a great mike/mixer/amp set up!
...Iíve left a photo or two here zooming into boxes and the likes that I think the noise might be possibly emanating from here...
I was wrong: the bleeps were not from these. I found out that these boxes are simply noise/vibration monitors to detect/maintain acceptable/safe levels from adjacent site operations.
Funnily, recently on a BBC news article on the current Royal Society exhibit, I think, there was close parallel to the rhythms and tones characteristics of the aforementioned curious bleeping, but typically I can't seem to locate it now from the BBC News website, searching under 'bubble' :
I believe the scientist who explained the sounds was Dr Gianluca Memoli who can can be seen here talking in-house on the topic:
I wish I had the BBC article though because it was a near rendition of the aforementioned bleeping. In a similar manner, I've noticed my local bleeps changing tone too sometimes from beyond piccolo to cello, not per bleep, but per occasion, although it's much more likely to be at the high end. How uncanny I thought when I seen the bbc news article a week or so after my original citing of the bleeps!
Last time I notice them was in the dead of night, probably within a week. Just after the witching hour when writing a post, I noticed it blatantly obvious amongst some passing laughter from outside. Perhaps they'd heard the same thing, as it's easy to detect if it occurs at quiet times, and found it funny
Perhaps we can call it the Toner-Boson - ergo is it really there all around us - I'd hope not as learning concertina is difficult enough without such garnish!
The day after this post when I was trying to forget what might be causing the peeps, a BBC News report on the ineffectiveness of young offendersí electronic tags got me unconvincingly thinking for a moment Ďcould that be ití I said of course, nah!
However, back on track, Iíve made progress Chris regarding the actual source, if youíre still there. Iíll come to that in a moment. Firstly folks,
Other interesting parallels, better than the Dr Memoli bubbles, would be the scorelight or stickylight, in fact this might be more similar than the bubbles' sound experiments:
However, today Iíve found where an instance of the bleeping is coming from, although I've had to hunt high and low for it as it rarely occurs outside the endless revving noises from various plant. Yes, they kinda sound like Morse code machines; and site personnel, up until now, have not disclosed what it was.
If itís what helps exacerbate the revving noises from the traffic or site plant, then itís time I had a rest from Ďem eh - I want to be able to hear what I'm playing without wearing phones. That said, Yesterday I had another golden period where I could sense something of a rumbly undertone (?) give way, perhaps again something from the site, which when turned off made the busy bus/taxi avenue traffic pass by astonishingly quiet in comparison... I was therefore able to enjoy my music Ė too exhausted from it all to practise. The worst of the site noise is to end in around a month, so I think Iíll take my progress a little easier through this horrendously loud period.
Right, no more suspense:-
It appears that the recorded bleeps [as per my previous link] are likewise laser based, i.e. from an on-site laser scanner for surveying progress, presumably to maintain steelwork tolerances? Theyíd probably be more distracting if there werenít construction/traffic noises to mask them. Perhaps it deliberately coincides with plant operations to mask their peepiness (?) Iíve noticed it running all day today because of its relative closeness perhaps. Although there are 2 different kinds, yards apart. As I write this, my nearby fridge is now reminding me of the laser noise, tut!
Iíve taken a photo of one here
and have added another video revealing the extra one being turned on by staff during my search for it: A veritable case of its Leica lens Vs my Leica lens. An edited version of the video is here
Now some actual crazy stuff if I may impart. If youíve got this in NYC hardlines! It shouldnít really be happening in Ďpavementí Glasgow, but the indoors smoking ban has its downside in downtown.
On the subject of the voice throwing passer-by[ers], which Iíve briefly mentioned before. I make no apology for this little photoshoot here, capturing the back of one or two chaps from my first accidental run-in with this ageless genre. Donít worry itís going to be my last!
Having had a bellyful of the never ending chatter act that can occur from time to time or indefinitely during practise, but which drove me up the wall in the past, when it literally sounded like one person with a rumbly voice talking all day long..., and theyíre definitely throwing their voices itíd seem, I stuck my head out the window and cursed to myself looking over at the techno lads pub throng [a block away] that often have thumping house music helping to exacerbate the traffic revs when Iím trying to hear my own music, only to see one of the chatterers from below looking up before moving on and asking Ďyou talkin i meí and trying to get his bud to look up too and join in on a fight, but they moved on. I didnít entertain in any discussion.
Thank goodness I had my Leica lens to hand, albeit sharpness has been a little compromised from my wary positioning out the window...
My shots reveal both chapsí journey to what looked like the wine bar, 2 blocks away (with its throng diagonally opposite the techno pub throng) before they quickly moved on, wisely as I mightíve went down to join them for a drink as I was thinking earlier in another similar instance when Iíd looked out to see the exact same slow moving Ďbig talking small friesí hesitate before entering the pub in the other direction (1 block away) as Iíd been watching this time [Iíd originally thought loud mouths would be excited nearby cinema goers] Ė more about that in a moment, that throng can be a little unnerving at times as a local*, thatís 3 generations of regular throngs there (techno-crats; yobboes; & post-war crooner gangsters/Mafiosi); ! I wonder why they were both so quickly on their mobiles after the wee run-in. There are in fact 3 throngs looking down in the other direction towards the cinema: i.e. a yobbo land pub, and a less intimidating chain of eateries, bookies, etc. that really should be sited on a piazza to allow the gatherers to permit the passer-by unabated passage. Nothing unusual there, but when I was better off [prior to the recession] and during my cinema season ticket days, getting to the cinema on the next block up meant walking on the road. On some occasions when I thought I could use the pavement a couple of blocks/gals would comically walk backwards into my path. Itís the one good thing about not having the season ticket: no navigating pavement precincts!
*hereís a video of them [literally] halfway through an advert. Iím sure the pavement blocking is all good hearted stuff:
In my rather restrained noise gallery are some other images Iíd taken showing some more typified noise sources: enjoy!
Apologies if incoherent, but I mustn't bottle it up and get such big issues off my chest.
They call today ĎFair Mondayí in Glasgow.