McAdvertising 4 minutes, 34 seconds "McAdvertising"

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MCADVERTISING
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A McDonald’s restaurant in Jiefangbei is advertising its delicacies with speakers mounted on the outside of the building. But even the CD player can’t quite get itself to try and entice passersby to savour the riches of American fast food on offer inside. Instead it spurts and sputters, much like one’s digestive tracts after a visit to the selfsame restaurant. All this is accompanied by the din of construction that hangs across hills of the city in concurrence with the clouds of thick smog. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Shipyard Workers 3 minutes, 54 seconds "Shipyard Workers"

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SHIPYARD WORKERS
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It’s 1 pm. At a Shipyard along the southern arm of the Zhujiang river sirens call the start of a new shift. Seemingly out of nowhere hordes of workers descend onto the place and dissapear behind its gates. All of them are dressed in identical clothes, most are on bicycles, some come on foot or on motorbike. After about 20 minutes the spectacle ends, the gates close and quietness ensues outside while work begins behind the walls encircling the yard. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Monorail 3 minutes, 09 seconds "Monorail"

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MONORAIL
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Apart from warnings about intrapping, the announcements on Chongqing’s monorail also offer advice about the traditional virtues of the Chinese people. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Chongqing TV 3 minutes, 33 seconds "Chongqing TV"

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CHONGQING TV
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Chongqing TV are producing an ident for their station. On the side of a motorway beside the Jialing river, overlooking the breathtaking panorama of Jiefangbei and Chaotianmen on the other riverbank, a group of fresh-faced teenagers are lip-syncing to the angelic voices of Chongqing TV’s theme tune. A few hundred metres to the other side, there is a wasteland of demolished buildings with people dotted around picking bricks from the rubble for reuse. This area is about to be flooded by the raised water levels caused by the Three Gorges Dam. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
South Bank Skate Park 2 minutes, 36 seconds "South Bank Skate Park"

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SOUTH BANK SKATE PARK
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A cavernous space with walls covered in graffiti, the skate park at the South Bank Centre is somewhat reminscent of the sites of prehistoric rituals. In this place, youngsters daily worship the cult of the four wheels attached to a wooden board. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Flyover 2 minutes, 38 seconds "Flyover"

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FLYOVER
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Under a flyover in East London, the passing cars create interesting rhythms while driving over a joint in the structure. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Typhoon 2 minutes, 41 seconds "Typhoon"

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TYPHOON
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A typhoon blowing through the windows of a flat on the 34th floor in Shanghai. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Yi Er San Si Wu Liu Qi Ba 5 minutes, 31 seconds "Yi Er San Si Wu Liu Qi Ba"

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YI ER SAN SI WU LIU QI BA
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At the experimental primary school in Brilliant City (Zhong Yuan Liang Wan Cheng), children start their day on the sports ground performing synchronised gymnastics to the sound of patriotic music and their teacher as an MC. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Greenwich Foot Tunnel 3 minutes, 47 seconds "Greenwich Foot Tunnel"

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GREENWICH FOOT TUNNEL
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Opened in 1902, Greenwich Foot Tunnel runs under the river Thames, connecting the Isle of Dogs with the borough of Greenwich. Its rounded diameter and tiled walls give it peculiar acoustics, which are being explored here by children imitating police sirens. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Funfair Ride 3 minutes, 14 seconds "Funfair Ride"

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FUNFAIR RIDE
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This funfair ride, located at a sedate entertainment park in a public garden in Shanghai sounds like a rather sad affair. And actually it wasn’t much fun riding on it either, so the melancholy groans and creaks it emitted seemed to be rather fitting. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Brilliant City.
Preacher 0 minutes, 24 seconds "Preacher"

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PREACHER
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He is the sort of loveable eccentric every city should have more of. A preacher of his very own denomination, white hair and beard floating in the wind, roaming the centre of town on his buggy that is decorated with spiritual slogans while offering blessings and advice to anyone happy to listen. This recording is a blessing in a made-up language, delivered personally to me.
Tropical Storm 3 minutes, 17 seconds "Tropical Storm"

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TROPICAL STORM
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The daily tropical storm, here with some particularly fierce thunderbolts, recorded at Central Market. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Old Ferry 4 minutes, 03 seconds "Old Ferry"

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OLD FERRY
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A ride (abridged) on a ramshackle ferry across the southern arm of the Zhujiang river. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Pest Control 0 minutes, 50 seconds "Pest Control"

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PEST CONTROL
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5 am at Han-Hsien International Hotel and the pest control man is spraying the lobby with chemicals designed to kill the numerous mosquitoes that tend to congregate in there. Quite a different sound to the player piano that usually infuses the soundscape in the evening with sweet aural perfume. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Pop-Song Shoot-Em-Up 2 minutes, 47 seconds "Pop-Song Shoot-Em-Up"

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POP-SONG SHOOT-EM-UP
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An arcade game at RueiFeng night market with glorious 4-bit sound. It’s a kind of pinball machine, where one appears to be shooting down pop songs, as everytime you score a hit, the currently playing melody is interrupted by a bomb sound effect. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.