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The sounds of Sunnyvale versus San Francisco

800px-SF_cable_car_no._57_on_California_St._3San Franciscan field recorder Rand Lo from Sound Diary San Francisco kindly submitted several of his recordings from around the city to be included in Cities and Memory, inviting us to do the remixing from his original recordings – he’s got some great street audio and documentary audio, so have a listen to his other recordings over here. The first one we’ve remixed is of a busker on Drumm Street playing a hammered dulcimer, which sounds rather lovely in the first place and obviously has all sorts of lovely melody to it, so it was tricky knowing where to start. But identifying three short loops from the playing that fitted together really well into a wall of sound, I had a go at turning it into a short electronic track, which sounds a bit like a lost track from my former band Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element – appropriate, given the Californian location of the sound and that band’s name. 




Field recording:

Remixed version:

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