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Dada in Italia – Venice and Sardinia

Our next stop on our Dada tour of the world is in Italy, where we hear three sounds from Venice and one from Sardinia, with treatments including the insertion of dead languages and Hugo Balls’ sound poetry.

The gondola shipping forecast

Today’s sound blends the quintessential Venetian sound of gondolas moored at St. Mark’s Square, and combines it with the British tradition of the late-night shipping forecast broadcast.

Si… No? An oblique look at Venice

“Despite the apparent contradiction, «Si… No?» is a common way of asking for confirmation in Romance languages, and is often used as a kind of question tag, similar to the English «…right?». A loop of the phrase, accompanied by the cadence of the waves on the Canale, helped me hold that together.”

#MuseumWeek – Cities and Memory’s museum highlights

This week, Museum Week is being celebrated around the world, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to assemble the highlights of our field recordings and reimagined sounds from various museums and exhibitions around the world. Here are the Cities and Memory museum highlights for

The sounds of Venice’s Acqua Alta bookshop

A visit today to one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world – Acqua Alta in Venice, which has entire gondolas full of books inside, and opens out directly onto the canals of Venice. Thus, inside the bookshop – as well as the sounds