Listening to, recording & making music with the sounds around you.

#RIO: Saturday Night Lights in Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is a hilltop neighbourhood above the centre of Rio, a favoured spot for artists, and on the night that we visited, a laid-back Saturday night bar-crowd looking for some cooler air and a quieter night out.

Warm and fuzzy after a few Caipirinhas, we climb to the upper areas of the district. The views over the city at night are stunning.

The recording highlights "noise" that would normally be part and parcel of a night-time cityscape. With a bed of crickets in the dense forests above, rattling traffic appears as singular, solo voices in an otherwise peaceful scene.

Towards the end, a lovely sound-combination occurs when a guy with a plaster-cast on his leg ably hops behind me on crutches to open his squeaky front gate.

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