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 […]

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 […]

Sound Waves – Cities and Memory

Sound Waves is a project by Cities and Memory that forms part of World Listening Day 2015. It will celebrate and build on this year’s World Listening Day theme of water by presenting a collective re imagining of the sounds of water around the world and the role it plays in our lives. Artists submit a field recording and re imagining of water somewhere […]