New release: “Loud Listening”

Loud Listening
Four Italian soundscape artists worked in four ailing Italian industrial sites. Their work aimed to capture the strength of industrial noises, providing a “loud experience” of mechanical hums, natural drones, metal squeaks, waves of steam and the sounds of raw materials, simultaneously proposing to reflect over the meaning and the high social value of industries and workers in a country where they are often overlooked.

Their work was distributed to a host of musicians and sound artists that, looking from afar to Italian industry, but perhaps feeling much of the effects of the crisis that is affecting it, reinterpreted the original sources and provided the ten reinterpretations that complete this release.

This release is born of AIPS — Archivio Italiano Dei Paesaggi Sonori, an initiative by Alessio Ballerini and Francesco Giannico for promoting soundscape culture in Italy and all those musicians and soundscape artists who are involved in the practice of the field recordings and in ambient, noise, drone and folk music.

You can download “Loud Listening” as AIFF or MP3 files directly from Crónica and free of charge. Donations are very welcome! :)

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