Max Reinhardt reveals the sonic fingerprint of Field Station Berlin.
The sound of secrets and subterfuge. Perched on top of a man-made hill created from the remains of war-ravaged Berlin, Field Station Berlin is a stark reminder of the quiet but ever-present threat of the Cold War. Its huge, golf ball-like radomes were designed to intercept communications from the East but are now a magnet to graffiti artists. They're also a sonic playground; the highest radome is one of the few intact spherical spaces in the world and the acoustic effect is startling. Max presents a collection of field recordings made at the abandoned NSA listening post Field Station Berlin.
Elsewhere on the programme, Max has a music from cellist Clarice Jensen who co-created work with Jóhann Jóhannsson for her latest album, Brad Meldhau's take on Bach, and music by Charlemagne Palestine who pays tribute to his departed friend and collaborator Tony Conrad.
Produced by Freya Hellier for Reduced Listening.