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Edgar Allan Poe in Seville

A little more from Seville, Spain today – a recording taken at midday from the rooftop pool area of our hotel, as bells ring out across the old town.

Since the recording is taken from so high up and on a remarkably still day, you can really get the sense of distance from the bell sounds travelling right across the rooftops of the city.

Walker Wooding took on this field recording and took the bells as his inspiration.

His reimagined version places a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘The Bells’ (read by Brian Morgan for Librovox) at the centre, using the words of the poem as a literal reflection of the sounds, and creating an evocative soundscape in the process.

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