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Ferry going through the Patagonian fjords

11/17/2017
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Field recording of a ferry journey through the fjords in Patagonia, Argentina, by Mark Wilden.

Duration: 00:02:23


Aux pays des ondes (Patagonia)

11/17/2017
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Ferry in the Patagonian fjords reimagined by Tilla Martin: ""Aux pays des ondes" ("In wavelands", "Tierras de las olas") is inspired by the reading of "Voyage autour du monde par la frégate du roi "la Boudeuse" et la flûte "l'Étoile""; by Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1771) and his expedition from 1766 to 1768 from Brest towards the Detroit of Magellan and back to Saint-Malo, both ends of the world from where the inspired sounds were recorded 250 years later, surrounded by the low and...

Duration: 00:06:13


In the land of fire and ice

11/17/2017
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Woodpeckers in Tierra del Fuego reimagined by Ian Haygreen for Cities and Memory.

Duration: 00:19:36


Train to Cusco (Festa version)

11/17/2017
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Train journey to Cusco, reimagined by Fabrizio Festa for Cities and Memory.

Duration: 00:10:33


Train to Cusco - flute band, horns and market traders

11/17/2017
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Field recording taken from the open-air observation car of the tourist train from Puno to Cusco, Peru while going through the town of Juliaca. Recorded by Mark Baldwin on Zoom H4N Pro.

Duration: 00:02:46


Bus touts in the station, Potosi, Bolivia

11/17/2017
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Field recording taken in the new bus terminal in Potosí, Bolivia; includes the sound of bus company touts calling the name of destinations. Recorded by Mark Wilden on Zoom H4N Pro.

Duration: 00:02:15


Woodpeckers in Tierra del Fuego

11/17/2017
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Field recording taken in Tierra Del Fuego National Park, Argentina. The male woodpecker (with red crest) is pecking; the female is calling. Recorded by Mark Wilden on iPhone 7.

Duration: 00:01:27


Copacabana (Bolivia)

11/10/2017
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Reimagined by Patricia Domingues. "I started from the original sound, isolating frequencies and processing them to create new sounds. And I love to play with time - pitching down always gives you this entire new universe of new stories, that I then layer and edit. For this piece I have also used two sounds that didn't derive from the original: a recording of 3 minutes from a silent room and a session of voice improvisation based on nature sounds I had at the park with a friend."

Duration: 00:07:02


La Paz celebrations, Bolivia

11/10/2017
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Field recording taken on Av 6 de Agosto in Copacabana, Bolivia at a parade to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the La Paz administrative department. Recorded by Mark Baldwin on Zoom H4N Pro.

Duration: 00:02:06


Speaking out on gay rights, Valparaiso, Chile

11/7/2017
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Field recording taken of an extract from a speech on equality on Calle Condell in Valparaíso, Chile. Recorded by Mark Wilden on Zoom H4N Pro.

Duration: 00:02:14


Valparaiso Ghosts

11/7/2017
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Reimagined by John Melillo. "The key to this recording was a voice in a noisy environment in Valparaiso making a political speech about gay rights. In my “remix” I wanted to reframe that voice within the context of two spectral presences: the ghostly presence of a long history of violence towards LGBT folks in Chile and the present-but- absent noise of everyday life that often draws people away from political voice and political action. In this recording, I used a simple spectral frequency...

Duration: 00:02:14


The Shamen (Ecuador jungle)

11/6/2017
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Ecuador jungle field recording reimagined by Jeff Dungfelder. "For my track “The Shaman” I used a field recording from the Amazon jungle (outside of Tena, Ecuador). The recording consists of nature sounds and conversation about shamans (with Ivan, a local Kichwa guide). “The Shaman” is inspired by Carlos Castaneda and his books about the teachings of Don Juan, a Yaqui (Man of Knowledge). These books are descriptions of the practices that lead one to an awareness of energies, beings and...

Duration: 00:04:59


The layers of Cusco (music and ritual)

11/6/2017
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Cusco reimagined by Andy Billington. "The Layers of Cusco. A complex sample with so much happening. I lived with it untouched for some weeks trying to imagine the architecture, the procession of the Saints, the collision of cultures and religions, the fervent adoration, the preparation and finally the procession. All the while aware of the heavy history beneath the streets and in the participants eyes and ears. A real blur of colours and heavy ritual. Samples reworked and chopped at...

Duration: 00:05:37


We are there yet (Potosi, Bolivia)

11/6/2017
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Potosi bus touts reimagined by Alan Gleeson. "On hearing the initial raw recording I was struck by the musicality of the bus touts. On analysing the audio I discovered a pitch relationship between the various individuals. Accompanied by an interesting acoustic within the bus station I imagined a performance unfolding. The fact that this is how information is transmitted is also interesting. In a technology ruled world such situations are definitely in decline with such outbursts a...

Duration: 00:10:23


Things Being Various (Concepcion, Chile)

11/6/2017
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Concepcion, Chile preacher reimagined by Adrian Williams. "Firstly, I asked my Spanish-speaking girlfriend to translate the words of the recording so I could get an idea of what the amplified voice was talking about, and as suspected it was a deeply religious theme. Even without my initial understanding of the words, it already sounded quite dramatic and passionate to me, so I wanted my music to equally convey this theme. The recording was quite a noisy one, with a few background sounds...

Duration: 00:02:12


The water that joins and divides

11/6/2017
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Panama Canal reimagined by Simon Woods. "Whilst the canal/water joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans it also divides the Americas. There are many extra water recordings to represent the vast amount of water that is moved within the locks and hand driers to represent the machinery that moves the gates and water in the locks. The extra trumpet was played by Phil Nicholas."

Duration: 00:03:54


Amplified preacher, Concepcion, Chile

11/6/2017
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Field recording taken at Plaza de la Independencia in Concepción, Chile, amplified preacher. Recorded by Mark Wilden on Zoom H4N Pro.

Duration: 00:02:03


Entering the Panama Canal

11/6/2017
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Field recording of the ship MSC Branka entering the Gatun Locks on the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. Recorded by Mark Wilden on Zoom H4N Pro.

Duration: 00:21:37


Bus touts in Potosi bus terminal, Bolivia

11/6/2017
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Field recording taken in the new bus terminal in Potosí, Bolivia; includes the sound of bus company touts calling the name of destinations. Recorded by Mark Wilden on Zoom H4N Pro.

Duration: 00:02:15


In the jungle with a local guide, Ecuador

11/6/2017
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Field recording of conversation with Ivan, a local Kichwa guide, taken in the jungle outside Tena, Ecuador. Recorded by Mark Wilden on iPhone 7.

Duration: 00:05:23

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