Cities and Memory - remixing the world show

Cities and Memory - remixing the world

Summary: 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 4,000 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

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 2152: Fifty-Nine Degrees North | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 237

Finnish sheep reimagined by Chris Ray (Enisle).  "I used the sound in a few ways; the obvious stuttered start, the choral backing and also some gritty distorted backdrop later in the track." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Flavio Gasperini on Unsplash

 2151: There's something about today that's not quite right | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 328

Old forest reimagined by Daryn Brown.  "I treated the original sound 3 different ways, extreme stretching, filtering and layering effects. these 3 treatments were placed on top of each other, chopped up and arranged to give a feel of some kind of journey. i intended to do something more percussive at first, using the 'woodpecker' sounds but the processes used made my initial ideas go in a different direction." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

 2150: This Cornish Cove | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 383

Cornish cove reimagined by Walt Thisney.  "By choosing this theme, I saw an opportunity to create an atmosphere close to the mood of Virginia Astley's songs in " From gardens ...."" Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

 2149: Chaos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 150

Corvid roost reimagined by Nhung Nyuen. "I'm inspired by the idea of how natural sounds are disappearing from where I live. The field recording of roost is processed with generative effects and mixed with layers of found sounds from the streets to create a sense of rush and abstract sonic landscape." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

 2148: Cornish cove | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 421

Lapping waves recorded at Kynance Cove, Cornwall on 1st March 1996 by Paul Duck / British Library. Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

 2147: Corvid roost | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 181

Calls from a Jackdaw and Crow roost, recorded on Catcott Heath, Somerset, 30th June 1997 by Richard Savage / British Library. Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Gio Diani on Unsplash

 2146: Robin song, Wiltshire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 229

Robin song, recorded at Fonthill Lake, Wiltshire on 18th February 1999 by Richard Savage / British Library. Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Chris Child on Unsplash

 2145: Robin song (reimagined) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 261

Robin song reimagined by Keisuke Oki. "I really loved this high tone of birds singing. Its clear voice stimulates my brain and auditory organ. I used a sampler and mixed birds' voice with synthesizer sounds." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Biel Morro on Unsplash

 2144: Colombian Birds (reimagined) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 405

Reimagined by Dominic Razlaff.  "My idea was, to keep the beautiful original field recording in the focus of the finished piece. I created the texture from the original recording (granular synthesis)." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

 2143: Sound landscape - Colombian birds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 881

"You can hear at the end of the recording the calls of Troglodytes aedon (house wren), with vocalisations of a blue-headed parrot. The recording was made at 6am in the area of Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia." Recorded by Marian Vargas Franco. Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

 2141: The storm - Chia, Sardinia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 216

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

 2141: Concert of frogs and crickets - Chia, Sardinia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

 2142: Sunset soundscape - Chia, Sardinia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 179

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

 2138: Granite vendors on the beach - Chia, Sardinia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 75

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

 2137: Cicadas - Chia, Sardinia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 80

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

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