Swimming Pool 3 minutes, 04 seconds "Swimming Pool"

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SWIMMING POOL
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Evening in Lianxing: Children of various ages playing in a swimming pool among a complex of high-rise residential buildings, accompanied by the humming of cicadas and air-conditioning units. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Railyard Workshop 2 minutes, 17 seconds "Railyard Workshop"

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RAILYARD WORKSHOP
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Workers throwing bits of metal about in a railyard in Yangjiaping, train horns and swallows creating a musical backdrop. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.
Island Leisure 2 minutes, 33 seconds "Island Leisure"

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ISLAND LEISURE
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Evening on Chichin island: an elderly gentleman is enjoying a bit of karaoke, while a couple of teenagers play a basketball arcade game, which seems to be particularly popular in Taiwan. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Surface.
Etude Aux Chemins de Fer 4 minutes, 06 seconds "Etude Aux Chemins de Fer"

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ÉTUDE AUX CHEMINS DE FER
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I see this recording of a train reversing in a trainyard in Yangjiaping as a tribute to Pierre Schaeffer’s first piece of musique concrète, Étude Aux Chemins de Fer. 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.
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.
Anarchy in the UK 15 minutes, 00 seconds "Anarchy in the UK"

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ANARCHY IN THE UK
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On May Day 2001, there was a multitude of anti-capitalist protests across London, including mass cycle rides at King’s Cross and Euston, Reclaim the Streets in Elephant and Castle, and rallies at Trafalgar Square and Oxford Street, where most of the shops had been boarded up in advance. After police had penned in protesters for hours at Oxford Circus without water or toilets, a small group of anarchists broke free and advanced to nearby Tottenham Court Road. There the situation was entirely different. With a handful of police charging but soon losing control of the situation, rioters were roaming the territory unconstrained, smashing the windows of banks and shops, in a precursor to the much broader public anger that is challenging the dominant economic order since.
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.
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.
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.
Please Place the Item in the Bagging Area 2 minutes, 54 seconds "Please Place the Item in the Bagging Area"

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PLEASE PLACE THE ITEM IN THE BAGGING AREA
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Now omnipresent at supermarkets across the UK, at the time automated checkouts were a novelty. I am still fascinated by the cacophony of disembodied female voices giving friendly but firm instructions on how to shop with the help of a machine. 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.
Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le 2 minutes, 05 seconds "Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le"

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ZHU NI SHENG RI KUAI LE
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Outside a KFC restaurant their advertisement is wishing every passerby a happy birthday on a continuous loop. Recorded for the D-Fuse project Undercurrent.