Soundscapes, sonifications and compositions by staff & students at UWE and CCRI

Docks and Locks

Dock Traffic by Ali McDonald, Tom McNab, James Richings and Matt Taylor, 2010
Arrangement of field recordings, 3:01 mins
A sound journey from the Severn Beach to the Avonmouth Docks and the Portishead lock on a cold December day, acknowledging the strong presence of industry and traffic in this part of the Severn Estuary.

The Avonmouth Docks mark the place where the river Avon joins the Severn Estuary. The docks are part of the Port of Bristol, Britain's most centrally located deep sea port which can handle vessels up to 130,000 DWT. The docks are connected to the national rail network, and the M5 motorway.

Bristol Port plans to expand its facilities with a new deep sea container terminal (DSCT) in the Bristol Channel. This new terminal will be able service not only today's largest container vessels but also future generations of ultra large container ships (ULCS) when they enter service.