A 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: