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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:

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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

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Heartbeats and bells in the Paris Latin Quarter

Come with us to the Paris Latin Quarter (and check out more sounds from Paris over here), as we visit Saint-Séverin, a 13th-century Gothic Catholic church in the heart of this historic district. The bells are ringing out on a Sunday morning for mass, reverberating

Ticking clock techno in Paris

Paris, France – a trip from Gare de Port-Royal in Paris, a station on the border between its 5th and 6th arrondisements. Standing beneath a large clock, the relentless ticking is punctuated by the coming and going of trains. The reimagined sound by Karhide takes