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Prato della Valle: Padova’s Christmas dream

Prato della Valle, Padova

We’re in the centre of the largest square in Italy, the Prato della Valle, listening to an accordion busker work his way through “Silent Night” before bursting into song.

For the reimagined piece, we drift in and out of the sonic scene – the busker’s piece momentarily freezes as we enter his dreamworld, looking all around him as his plays and pondering the world.

We snap back into reality to hear more of his song, but it’s not long before his – and our – attention begins to drift into daydreaming again.

What’s he dreaming of?

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