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.
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.
Rural Night Life 3 minutes, 31 seconds "Rural Night Life"

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RURAL NIGHT LIFE
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A peaceful late summer night in the village of Straden: crickets chirping, leaves blowing in the wind, bells tinkling and the churchbell rings, while my dad is snoring contently in the background.
Public Announcement 3 minutes, 24 seconds "Public Announcement"

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
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Hanoi’s streets are lined with megaphones broadcasting announcements by the government to its people at the same time every day. This one, warning of the dangers of illegal fireworks, has been recorded at an outdoor cafe. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
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.
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.
Workers + Tourists 2 minutes, 36 seconds "Workers + Tourists"

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WORKERS + TOURISTS
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While a pair of workers carry sand into a building site, a group of drunk tourists are trying to find their way back to their hotel after the 11:30 pm bar curfew in Hanoi’s old town. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Buddha Machines 3 minutes, 40 seconds "Buddha Machines"

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BUDDHA MACHINES
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The loop players looking a little like handheld radio receivers but which are preloaded with a set of loops of Buddhist chants can be found in numerous Buddhist temples, at least in East Asia. Here an assortment of these chanting their prayers simultaneously create a rather eerie atmosphere in Guangxiao temple. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Weaving Factory 5 minutes, 00 seconds "Weaving Factory"

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WEAVING FACTORY
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The polyrhythmic musings of a weaving machine in full swing, churning out metre after metre of prime fabric. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
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.
Night In Brilliant City 3 minutes, 04 seconds "Night In Brilliant City"

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NIGHT IN BRILLIANT CITY
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Brilliant City (Zhong Yuan Liang Wan Cheng) is a complex of residential high-rises in northern Shanghai. At night people walk to the local shops in their pyjamas while listening to the sounds of cicadas and children’s voices reverberating between the skyscrapers. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Brixton Station 2 minutes, 23 seconds "Brixton Station"

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BRIXTON STATION
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At the time, Brixton station was a kind of micro-melting pot featuring a set of regularly appearing characters who collectively caused commotion on a daily basis. Some of them were known by names derived from the sounds they contributed to the local soundscape: the Biggie-Biggie man or the Incense man for example. These two were supported by an assortment of preachers from various Baptist and Pentecostal churches, market criers, ticket touts, Underground staff and others. Since the attempt at gentrifying the centre of Brixton things have become a lot less interesting. Leaving the station now, one is not greeted by the lively hustle and bustle, but by the sounds of cars and buses going past.
This recording was released on Peter Cusack’s CD Your Favourite London Sounds (2001).
Chongqing Construction Workers’ Percussion Ensemble 3 minutes, 29 seconds "Chongqing Construction Workers’ Percussion Ensemble"

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CHONGQING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS’ PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
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A group of construction workers attacking paving stones with pickaxes and chisels in Jiefangbei. The fact that their pickaxes are all tuned to different notes makes the process sound more like a musical performance than a building site. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
The Original Magnetic Bracelets 5 minutes, 34 seconds "The Original Magnetic Bracelets"

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THE ORIGINAL MAGNETIC BRACELETS
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Market criers touting their wares at Sunday’s Petticoat Lane market in East London. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.