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Making music from the sounds of Italy

cornmarketThis is an interesting one – musician Ian de Quadros (AKA Tiger Mendoza) has constructed a track out of a bed of our field recordings from Oxford and from Italy. The recognisable snippets of vocal are from a preacher in Cornmarket Street, the central shopping street of Oxford. But he’s also constructed pads, loops, drums and other sounds from a series of Italian field recordings we’ve taken (hence the title of his piece, ‘Italy vs. Oxford’).

Even more interestingly, he’s recorded two videos documenting the process of how he turned field recordings into drums, pads, bass etc. using Ableton Live – you can watch the videos below once you’ve listened to the two tracks.

City version:


Memory version:


Video one – drums:


Video two – pads, bass and vocals: