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The comforting haze of Christmas in Trieste

Trieste, Italy – standing in the famous Piazza Unità d’Italia, the largest sea-facing square in Europe, we can hear Christmas music being piped through speakers around the square, which is lined with Christmas trees and ropes of lights.

Here we can hear Bing Crosby’s classic “White Christmas”, along with the excited chatter of Christmas shoppers and a handful of tourists, while in the background a stage is being assembled for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration.

The reimagined version looks at the comforting haze of Christmas, a time when nostalgia and good times from the past are invoked with the intention of enveloping us in a blanket of association, memory and comfort.

We’ve taken sections of Crosby’s “White Christmas” and manipulated them to create a hazy, melodic piece that blends in elements of the field recording alongside snippets of vocal from the song, bringing that sense of warmth and hazy familiarity that comes with Christmas time.

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