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Shattering the peace in Venice

Back to Venice, the inescapable sonic inspiration for so much of Cities and Memory. Here we took a boat trip to the small, peaceful island of Burano, where a machine boat working on one of the canals shatters the tranquility with its noise – similar

The top ten sounds from April 2014

Time for our monthly roundup of the best sounds from around the world, both those we’ve made ourselves in the Cities and Memory labs, and those submitted by artists and field recordists. This month we’ve had a bumper crop of contributions from lots of people,

Venice water taxi

Here’s a water taxi in Venice with some overheard conversation: listen to ‘Water taxi, Venice’ on Audioboo And here’s the processed version, done through hardware this time using four effects pedals: listen to ‘Venice water taxi – processed version’ on Audioboo [mappress mapid=”3″]