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World Listening Day: Our lady is also the moon

“It started as an idea to use the Cities and Memory Botany Bay sample as the backdrop for a reading from ‘The Sea Priestess’ by Dion Fortune.We are both really pleased with how the song has turned out. The process went very smoothly despite the fact that we are on both sides of the Atlantic – just goes to show that music knows no boundaries.”

Lost and confused on the New York subway

“The idea comes from travelling on a subway when you’re a bit stressed because you’re lost and not really sure where you’re going. As a result you’re not really listening to the announcements (even though you should be) and then you can’t remember if you’ve heard them or not, or even if they are in the right order.”

The tower of drones, Oxford

“At the back of the salvage yard is a huge concrete tower, which would seem to be a water tower, but with several radio attachments at the top, which emits warm, full, pulsing drones out into the air. The tower of drones is like something from a mundane, Oxford-based version of War of the Worlds.”

9.30 pm – Station to Station

The main station is always good value – anywhere with that volume of people travelling in and out of the city is a worthwhile destination for field recording, if you can safely avoid the well-worn tracks of cliche around them. We paid a visit as part of our metro journey

1.30 pm: Rain and bridges – Hamburg cliches

At last we emerge from the public transport system into a typically rainy afternoon in Hamburg. When I was polling people about what sounds you’d expect to hear in the city, ‘rain’ was somewhere at the top of the list along with ‘ships’, so it’s important to have both reflected