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Cities and Memory remixes the world, one sound at a time - a global collaboration between artists and sound recordists all over the world.

The project presents an amazingly-diverse array of field recordings from all over the world, but also reimagined, recomposed versions of those recordings as we go on a mission to remix the world.

What you'll hear in the podcast are our latest sounds - either a field recording from somewhere in the world, or a remixed new composition based solely on those sounds. Each podcast description tells you more about what you're hearing, and where it came from.

There are more than 5,000 sounds featured on our sound map, spread over more than 100 countries and territories. The sounds cover parts of the world as diverse as the hubbub of San Francisco’s main station, traditional fishing women’s songs at Lake Turkana, the sound of computer data centres in Birmingham, spiritual temple chanting in New Taipei City or the hum of the vaporetto engines in Venice. You can explore the project in full at http://www.citiesandmemory.com

Cities and Memory - remixing the world Cities and Memory

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Cities and Memory remixes the world, one sound at a time - a global collaboration between artists and sound recordists all over the world.

The project presents an amazingly-diverse array of field recordings from all over the world, but also reimagined, recomposed versions of those recordings as we go on a mission to remix the world.

What you'll hear in the podcast are our latest sounds - either a field recording from somewhere in the world, or a remixed new composition based solely on those sounds. Each podcast description tells you more about what you're hearing, and where it came from.

There are more than 5,000 sounds featured on our sound map, spread over more than 100 countries and territories. The sounds cover parts of the world as diverse as the hubbub of San Francisco’s main station, traditional fishing women’s songs at Lake Turkana, the sound of computer data centres in Birmingham, spiritual temple chanting in New Taipei City or the hum of the vaporetto engines in Venice. You can explore the project in full at http://www.citiesandmemory.com

    Celebration day

    Celebration day

    Belgium armistice commemoration reimagined by ILUITEQ.

    "Late spring is the period of the year in which many celebrations take place all over Italy: religious feasts, country fairs, weddings. 

    "The field recordings of a marching band, the church bells, the applause and the joy of the crowd are all blended in an airy and dreamy soundscape. 

    "Glimpses of a celebration day, marking the end of a long winter and saluting a new spring of life."

    • 7 min
    Passo Rolle (reimagined by Cravune)

    Passo Rolle (reimagined by Cravune)

    Passo Rolle ski lift reimagined by Cravune, who describes the piece as "a wintry lullaby".

    • 3 min
    Ski lift at Passo Rolle

    Ski lift at Passo Rolle

    Recording of a ski lift mechanism from the bottom of the ski slope at Passo Rolle in the Italian Dolomites. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

    • 3 min
    Armistice commemoration, Belgium

    Armistice commemoration, Belgium

    Armistice commemoration in November 2021 at Berendrecht, Belgium, recorded by Tony Van Dorst.

    "The local fanfare 'Koninklijke Fanfare Willen is Kunnen' from Berendrecht is participating in the yearly Armistice Commemoration."

    • 16 min
    Half the speed of light

    Half the speed of light

    Krossneslaug hot spring, Iceland reimagined by Jeff Dungfelder.

    "“Half the Speed of Light” is based on reimagining a field recording of the water sounds from the Krossneslaug hot spring in Iceland. Krossneslaug is heated by natural hot-springs, and is considered an ‘Infinity Pool’ due to the fact it has magnificent views of the ocean, with nothing impeding the view between the two waters. 

    "Thinking about experiencing the sounds of the spring and the view from the infinity pool made me wonder about light traveling in such a magnificent setting. And what if this experience could be slowed down for maximum enjoyment? It is this concept that gave birth to this piece of music, “Half the Speed of Light”."

    • 6 min
    Krossneslaug hot spring, Iceland

    Krossneslaug hot spring, Iceland

    The bubbling sounds of the Krossneslaug hot spring, Iceland, recorded by Mark Wilden.

    • 2 min

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Top podcast to discover how the world sounds

This is a great podcast full of bite-sized sounds from all around the world. In just a few minutes, it transports listeners inside a temple in Thailand or right in the middle of Manhattan. The remixed counterparts are also short but creative journeys of discovery.

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