Adrian Wilkins

Sound Artist, currently travelling along the Silk Road making field recordings.


A 45 minute recording of one of the worlds great taxi rides, a cycle-rickshaw journey through the streets of Old Delhi. Starting from the chaos of Chandni Chowk, we are taken
through the quiet as well as the hustle of the labyrinthine back streets, the gridlock of traffic and the greetings from passers-by. All along the piercing whistles from Tenju, our driver, punctuate the sound as he loudly alerts other road users to our presence. Finally as the lunchtime muezzin calls out from the Kalan Masjid, we arrive back into 21st century India and the deafening roar of motorised transport on Asaf Ali Road. This recording was made as part of the on going Silkthreads project supported by Arts Council England (Eastern Region)


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