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A beautiful haunting on Monte Grappa

Hiking on Monte Grappa in northern Italy on an extremely cloudy and foggy day, the visibility on the mountain paths was down to just a few metres. Stopping for a break, we encountered this beautiful sounds of birds calling out to one another through the

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Sounds for National Poetry Day

It’s National Poetry Day on 1 October, so to mark the occasion, we thought we’d bring together a few occasions on which poetry has been absolutely central to how an artist has reimagined the sounds of the world – when a poem is at the

possagno

The fairytale bells of San Rocco

We’re currently spending a little bit of time in northern Italy, recording and reimagining some of the sounds we come across in the process – today’s is from the beautiful town of Possagno. At five o’clock, the bells at Chiesa di San Rocco high up

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Italy rings in a new year

Today we’re ringing in the new year! The traditional morning bells ring out across every town in Italy on New Year’s Day, as every individual campanile chimes in its own distinctive way, as recognisable and unique as a fingerprint, or the lines on the back

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Stay at home! Lockdown in Milan

As part of our #StayHomeSounds project, we’ve been collecting and also reimagining the sounds of the global lockdown – today we’re visiting Milan, Italy at the height of the lockdown in March 2020, with a brand new composition inspired by the “stay at home” messages