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Fighting Covid on the railways of Italy

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, it continues to alter the sounds of our world, too. On board this regional train from Vicenza to San Pietro in Gù in northern Italy during January 2022, you can hear announcements including reminders about testing and mask wearing on board all trains, as different countries’ Covid policies continue to diverge.

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This field recording has been reimagined by Simon Woods, who writes of his piece:

“Limiting myself to guitars, this piece was made with nylon string, electric, fretless, acoustic bass, dobro, 12 string and travel guitars, with a little helping of e-bow.”

Memory version: