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Method of writing music by means of dots, Paris

Today we take a trip to Paris, with a field recording of church bells at Saint Nicolas des Champs in Le Marais, Paris in December 2023. There are two major roads either side of the church, which are constantly busy with noisy traffic and mean that this once peaceful oasis

View from Venice's Rialto Bridge.

Four o’clock in a perfect world

A walkthrough across Venice’s iconic Rialto Bridge, through the market at the bottom of the bridge, and out into Campo San Giacomo di Rialto. In this quiet square just away from the hustle and bustle of one of Venice’s most popular tourist spots, all we can hear is the gentle

A sister vessel: Paris, France

The storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789 has been commemorated in France for more than a century. Today, the festivities of July 14 are as popular as ever and in Paris, the celebrations culminate with a magnificent fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower, as captured by Colin

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

Rise in love – midday in the Azores

For today’s field recording, we’re taking a trip to the Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao church in Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel, the Azores), where church bells ring out and play their daily melody at midday, taking their place among the sounds of daily life in the town. City version: Micca

buskers in Paris

Feral cities – Paris, France

Join us in Paris, as this field recording takes us to the Trocadero metro station, where a group of Jewish musicians play a klezmer-style arrangement of the traditional song Shalom Aleichem, which is typically sung on Friday evenings upon returning home from synagogue prayers and means “peace be upon you”.