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 […]

The Cities and Memory Collection

A collection of original compositions created as part of the ‘Cities and Memory’ project run by Stuart Fowkes. All the compositions are re-imaginings of field recordings. Always interested in providing music and sound design for projects in and around the Birmingham area or anywhere across the world… If you would like to contact me regarding music / […]

Nantes: The Haunted Swing

An original composition based around a field recording from Nantes, France… Original field Recording (Gavin Prior): Re-Imagining:   This was created by chopping up the original and processing the various fragments through granular sampler transformers in Reaktor 5. Only the original field recording was used; no other sounds were added… Travelizer was used to introduce […]

Music in the Castle of Heaven

An original composition based around a field recording from Hamburg… Original field Recording:   Re-Imagining: The title of the re-imagined version comes from the book of the same name by John Eliot Gardiner – a study of JS Bach. Everything in the remix comes from the original field recording; nothing has been added. The opening […]