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122.86 beats per minute

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David Byrne:

London’s tempo is 122.86 beats per minute.

I brought along some field recording gear to use while I was staying in the lovely pod/room/boat. I went out during the day and recorded sounds that I thought might be useful and evocative. It turned out that most of the sounds—even the church organ in Southwark Cathedral—seemed to converge around a common rhythm. It’s a bit too good to be true—that every large city should have its own rhythm, but here it is. I let the sounds dictate the groove, the tempo, and then I simply played along.

http://www.aroomforlondon.co.uk/hearts-of-darkness/feb-2012-david-byrne

Written by Craig

March 30th, 2012 at 10:16 am

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