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A sister vessel: Paris, France

The storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789 has been commemorated in France for more than a century. Today, the festivities of July 14 are as popular as ever and in Paris, the celebrations culminate with a magnificent fireworks display at the Eiffel

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Feral cities – Paris, France

Join us in Paris, as this field recording takes us to the Trocadero metro station, where a group of Jewish musicians play a klezmer-style arrangement of the traditional song Shalom Aleichem, which is typically sung on Friday evenings upon returning home from synagogue prayers and

Put the needle on the record

What does the sound of a luggage bag being dragged along mean to you? For Loz Colbert, who performs with the band RIDE, it became a document of life travelling as a musician, as he told us when he sent this field recording from Paris:

Paris Latin Quarter

Future Cities: the sounds of Paris

The next stop on our Future Cities tour of the world’s cities is another of its most iconic – Paris. Come with us and explore some of the fascinating sounds of this wonderful city – and hear how it’s brought inspiration to artists in their

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Listening to the inside of the Eiffel Tower

Here we have a very special recording from Colin Hunter – one that allows us to hear inside the Eiffel Tower: “This recording was made using a sensitive geophone originally designed for seismic measurements that has been adjusted for field recording purposes. “The geophone was