Today we’re in Bremen, Germany, with one of the recordings made during our recent visit to present at the REM Festival.
Here we’re in the picturesque Altstadt – the chimes of St. Petris Dom in Bremen ring out for 11 o’clock, while an accordion busker plays in the adjacent Am Markt square. Trams pass and crowds – mainly tourists – walk by and chat.
The reimagined sound was taken on by Adrian Williams, who created an excellent piece called “Bremen Blur”:
“I wanted to make the music blur in to the recording, like the way the sounds of a tram or a train come in to a station, cover the existing sound and then pull away to reveal the background noise again.
“I used a drone synth effect on the original recording, and then added other synth parts and some guitar and bass to provide a rhythmic repetition.”