Flash of the Blade

The ceremony in the cathedral must go ahead; it must not be disrupted by the followers of Cardinal Richelieu… Outside the doors of the cathedral a deadly game of ‘cat and mouse’ ensues as the vastly outnumbered musketeers fight valiantly to hold the intruders at bay! Central section – we swoop back inside for a […]

Sound Photography

What is the relationship between photography and sound? In today’s visually-dominated culture, how can we use sound to respond to what we see around us? Sound Photography is the biggest ever worldwide artistic interaction between photographers and sound artists, covering 34 countries and six continents with sound pieces inspired by photographs. More than 160 photographers […]

Protest and Politics

Today, August 7th 2017, Stuart Fowkes (Cities and Memory) launches his latest project: Protest and Politics is the first global mapping of the sounds of protest, demonstration and political activism. Sourcing field recordings from his own archive as well as from dozens of field recordists around the world, he assembled a database of protest sounds […]

Alone in the Crowd

Written as part of the Cities and Memory ‘Politics and Protest’ project. Launches August 7th 2017: citiesandmemory.com A simple little piece based on a field recording from a political protest march in Paris 2015. I absolutely loved the original recording by Ben Gale and wanted to highlight it’s qualities as much as possible in my […]