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A digital take on the bells of Florence

A digital take on the bells of Florence
30th July 2014 Cities and Memory

firenz13A field recording taken by me on New Year’s Eve last year in Florence, while climbing the Campanile di Giotto, the famous bell tower. While I was halfway up the tower, its mighty bells chimed, blasting our ears and practically shaking the walls of the tower.

As an extra bonus, here’s a tiny Vine video of where I was when I recorded the sound:

The recording has been sitting in our bank of recordings for a few months now, and was picked out by UK sound artist Amber-Zoe Cheesman as her choice for a remix. She’s extended the sound into a new, glitchy and digital reworking of an ancient and, of course, timelessly analogue source sound. City version:  

Memory version: