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An audio snapshot of the city of Washington DC, captured in and around the moment of Barack Obama's inauguration for a second term as President of the United States.
From the roaring crowds of a Saturday night basketball game recorded amidst the spectators, the peace of Rock Creek Park, to the haunting melodies of street saxophonist Tim Turner, the atmosphere of the US capital is captured as the moment of inauguration approaches. Gathered by Marika Partridge of Washington's "Hear Now" audio collective, the portrait of the city that emerges from their months of recording is vibrant, idiosyncratic and aurally involving...
Featuring music by blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins, one man band David "Moe" Nelson, Christylez Bacon, guitar and beatbox and Tim Turner, alto saxophone.
Producer: Simon Elmes.
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