Sonic Advent Calendar 2011

From the 1st – 24th December 2011, we revealed 24 seconds of sound from a warmer place here on the sound-diaries blog, taken mostly from Paul Whitty & Felicity Ford’s collections of holiday recordings.

The sounds can all be heard below.

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1st December, the bells in Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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2nd December, Flamenco Dancing in El Colono, Nerja, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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3rd December, inside the aeroplane home from Naples, Italy, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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4th December, the elevator in the Wolfsonian-FIU building, in Miami, USA, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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5th December, ‘The Best Coffee Shop in Tallinn’ (as recommended by Stav) Tallinn, Estonia, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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6th December, travelling down the Oxford Canal, UK, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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7th December, the volcanic landscape of Solfatara, at Pozzuoli, Italy. The sound is of very hot, sulphurous steam escaping through a crack in the earth’s surface in a volcanic crater and was recorded by Felicity Ford.

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8th December, a cricket (cicada?) in Nerja, Spain, inside a locked garage and heard through the metal door, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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9th December, walking into the market at Sarlat, France, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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10th December, Morris Dancers at Bunkfest, Wallingford, UK, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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11th December, the safety doors opening and closing on Eurotunnel, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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12th December, tiny wind-activated devices hanging in the window of a souvenir shop in Frigiliana, Spain, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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13th December, a barbecue sizzling near Coly, France, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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14th December, cicadas from summer nighttime in Samos, in Greece, recorded by Mike Blow.

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15th December, the water wheel which once operated the Wool Mill in Llandysul,
Carmarthenshire, Wales, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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16th December, a trebuchet demonstration at Castelnaud, France, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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17th December, ropes straining on the Vaporetto on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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18th December, a fountain which sits atop a hill, between a Church and a bar in Maro, near the Cuevas de Nerja, Spain, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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19th December, a campfire on a beach in Seaside, Oregon, USA, shortly before the roasting of some marshmallows commenced, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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20th December, in the New Forest near Brockenhurst, on a Summer afternoon, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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21st December, a sultry, thunderous, midsummer cloudburst in Chassagne, France, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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22nd December, birds and traffic in the parking area at an Airboat tour centre in the Everglades, Florida, USA, recorded by Felicity Ford.

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23rd December, a street organ in Terrasson Lavilledieu, France, recorded by Paul Whitty.

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24th December, a very old music box, originally created in Leipzig, and now belonging to Rose Fisher. This recording was made on a very hot day at the Woodcote Rally in Oxfordshire, by Felicity Ford. This sound also features in a radio show about the A4074 road in Oxfordshire, which was also recorded by Felicity Ford and which aired on BBC Oxford on Boxing Day, 2010.