Photo Credit: Lucy Stevens
A short trip to Rome was a great opportunity to gather some unusual audio.
The audio taken from Santa Maria della Concezione and the crypt (below the church) was a surreal experience. As I walked into the church the blaring sound of the traffic disappeared behind me. I could hear the faint sound of people shuffling in their seats and the church bell chiming. I got up to walk to the front area and just as I did the people right at the front started to pray and chant, I quickly went back to my seat because I didn't want to intrude, but still sat to listen.
The crypt below the church presented a very uncomfortable and sad environment. The cold atmosphere and poignant music really affected its visitors, including myself- making me feel anxious and as if I were intruding. I managed to pick up the sound of the church bells and other visitors comments as they walked past me.
*Please listen to via stereo headphones
Approx 3 mins 30 secs