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 […]

Sacred Spaces: Album Release

Cities and Memory have just released a new album on Bandcamp: Includes high-quality FREE download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app. My contribution is track 5: Spirit of the Prayer Wheel– based around a field recording of a prayer wheel from Kathmandu. The album compiles some […]

Sounds of the Year 2016

From Cities and Memory: Free album released on December 14th – Sounds of the Year 2016 Some of the best re-imagined sounds presented as a free album – an early Christmas present for you to download and enjoy! My contribution is TRACK 10! More information from: http://citiesandmemory.com/2016/12/free-album-released-today-sounds-year-2016/ Always interested in providing music and sound design for […]

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 […]