Dawn chorus in Florence

May 22, 2020, 01:18 PM

Florence lockdown sound reimagined by Jase Warner.

"‘Dawn chorus in Florence’ is a composition that uses elements of a field recording by Valerio Orlandini. The recording was taken at dawn in Florence near the borders of the historical city centre during the lockdown, where, in Valerio’s words, “traffic and lots of people” would normally be the dominant soundscape.

"After listening to Valerio’s recording, I wanted to play guitar to accompany and complement the birdsong, but do so in an informal and almost improvised manner. I started work on the composition by creating a beat, using snippets of the field recording and then recorded the guitar part, followed by piano. Finally I layered various sections of the field recording throughout the composition using effects to create several brief sonic moments."

Part of the #StayHomeSounds project, documenting and reimagining the sounds of the global coronavirus lockdown around the world - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/covid19-sounds