A Lock to Close Your Mouth Richard Minardi

The Zocalo in Mexico City is an enourmous public space within one of the most densely populated places on earth. The space served as the centre of Tenochtitlan under the Aztecs, was co-opted for the seat of government under Spanish rule, and today serves as a cultural and political forum of modern Mexican society. Packed with tourists, performers, and vendors, this space yeilds a multi-layered and vibrant audio environment of a living, breathing, cultural landscape. A place destroyed and rebuilt, and like an ancient palimpsest it retains deep traces and outlines of its rich, colourful, and turbulent past.

Source material for this soundscape was captured on a portable MD recorder in December 2005.

  • Year of composition: 2007
  • Hardware used: Sharp Portable MD Recorder, Sony Binaural Microphone, Presonus Firebox, Macbook Pro 2.16 Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Software used: Ableton Live 6
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:00
  • Production: SFU

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