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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Podcasts:

 2103: Call to prayer at 4.45am, Essaouira | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 577

Recorded by Cities and Memory. An early rise at 4.45am to hear multiple muezzins calling to prayer across the rooftops in Essaouira, Morocco, with the backdrop of crashing waves.

 2102: Moroccan busker, Essaouira | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 239

An old man busks, singing traditional songs outside the Dolcefreddo cafe in Essaouira, Morocco. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

 2101: Troposphere Layer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 278

Marco Polo airport landing reimagined by Myroslava Kuts: "As it is based on the landing recording, it recalls a different sound perception out of the usual for our ears' atmosphere."

 2100: Landing at Marco Polo airport | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 193

Recorded by Cities and Memory on board a flight from London coming in to land at Venice's Marco Polo airport.

 2099: Falling from the edge of the world | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 459

The Edge of the World reimagined by Cities and Memory. The piece starts off as quiet as the Edge of the World itself, slowly bringing in externally-sourced wind and nature sounds until we're no longer sure which is the desert wind of the recording and which are newly-introduced winds. Beneath this, a slow bed of synths creeps in to convey something of the awesome sense of isolation that the Edge of the World imposes on anyone who sees it.

 2098: The Edge of the World, Saudi Arabia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 595

Sounds recorded at a stunning natural feature called The Edge of the World just outside Riyadh, where the land ends in an abrupt 350-metre cliff, with the horizon extending out into nothing but desert as far as the eye can see. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

 2088: Mercato delle Cascine, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 509

Mercato delle Cascine in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2097: Via Vincenzo Gioberti, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 266

Via Vincenzo Gioberti in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2096: Via Gianfranceso Pagnini, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 429

Via Gianfrancesco Pagnini in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2094: Via dei Calzaiuoli, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 261

Via dei Calzaiuoli in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2088: Stazione Le Piagge, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 276

Stazione Le Piagge in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2093: Sottopasso delle Cure, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 172

Sottopasso delle Cure in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2092: Serpiolle, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 233

Serpiolle in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2091: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 173

Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

 2090: Piazza Dalmazia, Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 546

Piazza Dalmazia in Florence, Italy. Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

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