Blind Busker 3 minutes, 15 seconds "Blind Busker"

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BLIND BUSKER
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A blind woman sitting by a busy road with a microphone and a tambourine. She was mostly ignored by the few passersby, but I found the whole scene and her song incredibly poetic. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
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.
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.
Numa Numa 1 minutes, 29 seconds "Numa Numa"

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NUMA NUMA
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The song Dragostea Din Tei (also known as the Numa Numa song) by Moldovan one-hit wonder O-Zone was a summer hit in Europe in 2003-04 and then took East Asia by storm in 2006. For some time, it was virtually impossible to leave the house without hearing the song blaring from some speakers somewhere. Two years later, at RueiFeng night market in Kaohsiung, the spectre of the tune lingers on in ghastly, disfigured 4-bit beeps seeping out of a row of arcade machines like putrid toxic sludge. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
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.
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.
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.
Rhythms of Resistance 4 minutes, 00 seconds "Rhythms of Resistance"

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RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE
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On 20th March 2003, the day after the invasion of Iraq, demonstrations were held around the world in opposition to the war. In London, people gathered in Parliament Square in the afternoon, shouting slogans at the Houses of Parliament that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up centuries earlier. Later in the day, drum band Rhythms of Resistance joined the protest with their infectious rhythms, making sure the noise of public anger will penetrate the shielded corridors of power.
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.
Streetcriers 3 minutes, 15 seconds "Streetcriers"

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STREETCRIERS
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Hanoi’s streetcriers are nocturnal creatures who traverse the streets of the old town on their bicycles following seemingly random patterns, each one of them having a unique song advertising the wares they sell. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
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.
Graz Hauptplatz 4 minutes, 08 seconds "Graz Hauptplatz"

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GRAZ HAUPTPLATZ
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The main square in Graz on a summer evening: A busker plays local hits on his harmonica, another one plays jazzy saxophone somewhere in the background, people eat sausages and chat about their holidays, trams pass.
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.
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.
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.