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
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
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”.
Join us for a walk along the beautiful Pingo River in Chilean Patagonia, as we trek towards the Cascado Salto waterfall and take some field recordings along the way. Our first recording is the water flowing past from one spot on the bank, and we move further on in the
As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, it continues to alter the sounds of our world, too. On board this regional train from Vicenza to San Pietro in Gù in northern Italy during January 2022, you can hear announcements including reminders about testing and mask wearing on board all trains, as