FOX News previews Grafton Street restaurant and "voice collector" in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Carrigan and Lavanchy of FOX talk with the chefs of Grafton Street at Harvard Square
FOX news trucks parked backwards in the taxi stand at Harvard Square during the preview
Halsey Burgund, a self-described "voice collector," stands with his portable recording studio at Harvard Square.
Halsey Burgund with his portable recording studio (disassembled) on top of his car.

Sunday, May 1, 2005

The FOX Morning News broadcast from Harvard Square this morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Anchors Liz Carrigan and Gene Lavanchy profiled a restaurant and a musician who will take part in the 22nd annual Mayfair, which starts on Sunday, May 1. The restaurant, Grafton Street, is on Massachusetts Avenue.

The Mayfair is a festival that takes place in Harvard Square on an annual basis. On Sunday, the Square will be closed from noon until 6 pm to vehicular traffic; according to the Mayfair website, "200 artists and merchants" will participate in the event this year.

The musician, Halsey Burgund, works for a computer security firm, but plays the drums and piano in his spare time. This morning, he had set up his portable recording booth to demonstrate the means by which he records passersby for voice samples in his music. Burgund will have his booth set up on Sunday and hopes to record festival visitors. Eventually, Burgund hopes to release his music under a Creative Commons license. Burgund noted that he previously tried recording people on the street with just a microphone, but he found that there was too much ambient noise for the quality of recording he desired.

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