I know a cool cat named Wladimir who grew up very near Chernobyl. He has told me stories and showed me pictures of how he played in the water etc. He is very healthy and athletic despite where he played as a child. Of course his family moved away after the disaster.
One thing that I like to do is toss a small piece of metal or rock down the stairs of an old ship, or into a hold, then just listen. No music for me, this is a peacefully time.