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Remixing a mass service


Post two from Firenze, and this one is from the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, where mass was taking place on New Year’s Eve while we were there. The service was going on behind huge, heavy wooden doors, so was muffled and obscured, but there were tiny speakers broadcasting what was going on quietly to the outside world, so this is a recording of the speaker broadcast, hence there’s less of the huge hall reverb you’d expect from a live recording. The remix is an attempt to create a two-minute musical drone piece from the original sound with pitchshifting, reversal, reverb and clipping the channels to different lengths to knock them slightly out of phase with one another.


Field recording:

Remixed version:

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