back arrowCities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the world

2081: Turin Piazza NYE (reimagined)

Episode description

Piazza San Carlo reimagined by Fari Bradley.

"The piece was made by listening and playing segments, as in a performance, recorded 'as live'. My approach was linguistic first, as Italian is my most beloved language. I let the ambience of the piazza swell out and ornamented it with snippets of celebratory language."

episodes iconMore Episodes

2322: Sounding Nature on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

January 11th, 2019

4:51

Feature on our Sounding Nature project from BBC Radio 3's flagship experimental and avant-garde music show, Late Junction. Features a field recording …

2320: Crashing waves by Sqala du port d'Eassaouira

December 31st, 2018

5:00

Recorded by Cities and Memory. Atlantic waves crashing in at sunset next to the fortress in the port of Essaouira, Morocco.

2321: Game of Drones

December 31st, 2018

4:49

Waves at the Sqala du port d'Essaouira in Morocco reimagined by Cities and Memory. The Sqala is made famous (apparently) by having a prominent role …

2319: “In a snow-white field near Moscow, I want you above all to hear how sad my living voice is”

December 31st, 2018

3:46

“In a snow-white field near Moscow, I want you above all to hear how sad my living voice is.” 

― Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

Riverboat announcements …

2318: Riverboat cruises at the Church of Christ the Saviour, Moscow

December 31st, 2018

2:24

Recorded by Cities and Memory - automated promotional recordings advertising riverboat cruises along the Moskva River play on the bridge leading up to Moscow's famous Church of Christ the Saviour. The weird enunciations …

2317: Crosby Men

December 22nd, 2018

3:14

‘Crosby Men’By Simon Woods 

The men at ‘Another Place’ stand silently watching the shipping come in and out of the Mersey Channel. They are still and silent until you are not looking. At this point they break into …

2316: Cities of the Red Light

December 22nd, 2018

6:00

By Andy Billington - part of the Sound Photography project.

"Light saturation. Red. Yellow. Cities of the Red Light. Signage details the future? "Detour" "Hope Street"... 

Sample packs made from city noises ripped …

2315: Space monsters (Peru)

December 22nd, 2018

0:45

Recorded by Tenali Hrenak.

While wondering the cobblestone streets in Ollantaytambo, Peru, I passed by a small barn with a young boy and his guinea pigs. 

I was on my way to record the afternoon birds on the outskirts …

2314: Elephant Drama in Mweya, Uganda, July 2018

December 20th, 2018

5:36

Recorded by Daan Hendricks.

While in technical terms I don't consider this my "best" recording, it is one of my favourites of the last year due to the intense emotions conveyed by this elephant herd.

It was recorded …

2313: Dusk chorus in the Congo rainforest

December 20th, 2018

4:39

Recorded by George Vlad.

This is a recording I made on our last night in the rainforest in November. 

It was one of the best-sounding locations that we visited, with plenty of Turacos, Hornbills, Parrots and many …

2312: Listening t(hr)o(ugh) architecture

December 20th, 2018

5:09

By Stephane Marin. 

This recording was a part of the site specific installation )) archi_teXtures sonores ((, which took place in L’Usine - CNAREP - Tournefeuille - France in September 2018. It reflects my interest in …

2311: Port-Royal Ticking Clock – Karhide Not Techno Remix

December 6th, 2018

2:56

Station in Paris reimagined by Karhide: "I had no real plan for the sound and the remix grew from messing with the sound and adding random effects."

2310: Port Royal ticking clock, Paris

December 6th, 2018

2:06

Recorded by Karhide at Port-Royal RER B station waiting. I took the train to Massy Palaiseau and was standing under a loud ticking clock.

2309: Sounding Nature on BBC Radio 4's Today programme

November 26th, 2018

2:58

An interview with Stuart Fowkes, creator of Cities and Memory on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme on 26 November 2018, talking about the Sounding Nature project and how our reimagined sounds highlight the damage …

2308: Sounding Nature on BBC World Service

November 26th, 2018

3:56

An interview with Stuart Fowkes, creator of Cities and Memory on BBC World Service's Newsday programme, talking about Sounding Nature and the impact of human-made sound on creatures such as the European tree frog.

2307: Sounding Nature on BBC Radio London

November 26th, 2018

9:01

An interview with Stuart Fowkes, creator of Cities and Memory, speaking to Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London on 26 November 2018 about the Sounding Nature project and how sound needs to form a part of conservation …

2305: Clipping insects

October 22nd, 2018

5:24

Reimagined by Robin Parmar.

"We are bound in a knotted relationship with nature. Nature is "before" us, in the sense that our species arose from an …

2301: Northern Lights and the geyser

October 22nd, 2018

4:01

Reimagined by Giovanna Iorio.

"I was inspired by the idea of northern light transforming the sound of a geyser into a multi sensorial experience."

2306: Strokkur geyser

October 22nd, 2018

0:54

Recorded by Paul Hughes.

"I traveled to Iceland and recorded the sound of a geyser called 'Strokkur'.

Strokkur is part of Haukadalur geothermal …

2305: Jungle sounds after midnight

October 22nd, 2018

5:01

Overnight in the Thai jungle, recorded by Marcel Gnauk. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Johnny Bhalla on Unsplash

2304: Whitenights

October 22nd, 2018

6:06

Reimagined by Daria Baiocchi.

"Whitenights a a composition based on the contraposition between birds sounds, human sounds (bells) and ice sounds. Birds sounds and human sounds come from a recording made by John …

2304: Birds and sheep, Norway

October 22nd, 2018

2:54

Recorded by John Tollefsen. "Various birds are singing and twittering, sheep's bells are ringing, some running water can be heard."

Part of the …

2303: An unsuccessful hunt

October 19th, 2018

2:35

Reimagined by Cities and Memory. 

"This piece is a reflection on the impact humans are having on the fish eagles' natural habitat, which is forcing them to find new ways in which to feed themselves - in this case, by …

2302: African fish eagles

October 19th, 2018

1:00

Recorded by George Vlad. 

"Dawn at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary in Senegal. The unforgettable sound of African Fish Eagles carries over the water, accompanied by other bird calls, distant Pelican croaks and water …

2301: Hurricane Harvey (Andy Lyon reimagining)

October 19th, 2018

11:53

Reimagined by Andy Lyon.

"The recording was taken on a front porch during the massive and very damaging Hurricane Harvey and I've tried to capture some of the feelings, emotion and power unleashed by it. I've scoped …

2300: Procne Speaks

October 19th, 2018

4:21

Reimagined by Bronwen Livingstone.

"In the legend of the nightingale, Procne's sister Philomela is raped by Procne's husband Tereus, He then cuts out her tongue to silence her. When Procne learns what has happened, she …

2299: Chaotic muffled shore

October 19th, 2018

6:22

Reimagined by Jim Wylde.

"The seal sounds threaded in chaotic muffled shore haunting music."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by …

2298: Frog Eyes

October 19th, 2018

1:21

Reimagined by Fereshteh Toosi.

"The intricacies of this field recording were completely mesmerizing for me. It was challenging to decide how to respond. I was impressed by the frogs' relentless chorus, the layers, and …

2297: Hurricane Harvey

October 19th, 2018

19:35

Recorded by Timothy Grieve-Carlson.

"In the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey brought a wave of strong thunderstorms into Houston before it eventually settled over the city for days of rain. As the …

2296: Nightingales in Flackebo

October 19th, 2018

2:59

Recorded by George Vlad.

"Short snippet from an overnight recording of Thrush Nightingales singing in Flackebo, Sweden. Recorded on Sony PCM D100."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2295: Grey seals and their pups

October 19th, 2018

1:59

Recorded by George Vlad.

"Grey Seals and their pups at Horsey Beach. Recorded with Telinga reflector and Twin Science Cardioid capsule into Sound …

2294: Frog Night Assembly

October 19th, 2018

19:59

Recorded by Gregory Kramer.

"This recording was made at night in a remote part of the Bushveld in Limpopo Province, South Africa. This excerpt is taken from a point at which no people were around, so any sounds besides …

2293: Traces, Patterns, Calls

October 19th, 2018

4:00

Reimagined by Anthony Lyons. 

"The original recording of ‘Fireflies and Cicadas at Night’ captured a wonderful sound mass of activity. I became …

2292: Fårvind

October 19th, 2018

4:02

Reimagined by Richard Watts.

"I've based the piece on the sound of the wind in the original recording and overlayed bird sounds and sheep sounds. I wanted to create a feeling of memory with the bird sounds echoing …

2291: Reimagined dawn chorus

October 19th, 2018

19:59

Reimagined by AJ Born.

"What to do with this beautiful 20 minute long sound of birds? I used Audacity and combined these sounds:

1 Original Sound

2291: Dream

October 19th, 2018

2:40

Reimagined by Karhide.

" The half awake, half asleep reimagining of the creek frogs as I fall asleep."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2288: Taylor Creek frogs

October 19th, 2018

6:36

Recorded by James Bailey.

"Several frogs and many varieties of birds; dawn chorus."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Pascal van …

2290: Binaural Dawn Chorus in a Coastal Native Forest in Waipatiki, NZ

October 19th, 2018

19:59

Recorded by Benny Jennings.

"A binaural recording of a dawn chorus in a costal native nikau palm forest, in Waipatiki beach, Hawkes Bay, NZ. It is situated in the middle of farm land, and beside the sea so the dawn …

2289: Lammhult wind, sheep and birds

October 19th, 2018

16:41

Recorded by Johan Krist.

"It's a recording I made during a walk near Lammhult in Sweden. I positioned myself on the edge of a slope of a meadow that …

2288: Creature concert at Doi Suthep national park

October 19th, 2018

3:40

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk.

"Sometimes I couldn’t listen with headphones anymore because it is so intense if you can hear the cracking in the woods. …

2285: Strattoni

October 15th, 2018

4:34

Reimagined by Marie Rose.

"The recording had too loo volume. So I increased the volume and then I used a simply granulator as an effect more and …

2286: Shallow Waters

October 15th, 2018

5:55

Reimagined by Maeve Moayedi - WNNR.

"There's a lovely consistency to the sound of frogs at night, but if you listen closely, there are beautiful …

2284: Spirans In Terra

October 15th, 2018

5:51

Reimagined by Clutch Daisy.

"I had to search online to find out what a ‘mofette’ was when I received the link to the sound file I was assigned for …

2287: hemiptera.447

October 15th, 2018

4:47

Reimagined by Michael McDermott.

"I heard many interesting polyrhythms in the layers of crickets. Also there was a natural filter sweep of …

2287: Insect chorus of the bush

October 15th, 2018

2:45

Recorded by Marg Laing.

"An orchestra of crickets and their like, with the odd bird tweet in the dense bush outside my chalet at Hluhluwe Game …

2286: Thai frogs by night

October 15th, 2018

2:01

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Jill Heyer on Unsplash

2285: Rain in the Draznya forest

October 15th, 2018

6:54

Recorded by Christine Brihier.

It was a rainy day at the begining of july and I decided to take some rain sounds in a deep pine forest in the …

2284: Mofettes

October 15th, 2018

19:54

Recorded by Piet Schen.

"Geophonic sound of post-volcanic activity in the lake of Maria Laach, Germany. Here, there are mofettes, in which carbon …

2283: Babi Besar

October 15th, 2018

8:00

Reimagined by Mohammed Rowe.

"After listening to the original recording I decided to visualise a short scene in my head and write a short sound piece to it. The main use of the pig sounds were to create a sound for a …

2282: Green dream

October 15th, 2018

2:58

Reimagined by Luis Antero.

"The original piece led me to a dark place in the forest. What I have tried to do is precisely the antithesis of this idea, that is, from that sound universe, to create another, very …

2281: Experimentation n°4

October 15th, 2018

2:09

Reimagined by Allysse Riordan.

"When I was assigned this recording and first listened to it, I knew I wanted to work with the colobus chorus. But …

2280: Swedish forest

October 15th, 2018

2:46

Wind, woods and some birds - recorded by Fredrik Nilsson.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash

2279: Colobus chorus

October 15th, 2018

5:11

Recorded by Daan Hendricks.

"We visited the rainforests of Mabira, Kibale, Kalinzu, Bwindi and Mgahinga, each sporting their own blend of vegetation …

2278: Indonesian pigs

October 15th, 2018

1:03

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk.

"One pig was so cute. She was separated from the others and I guess because she is just younger. She wanted to be pet the …

2268: A Quiet Place

October 14th, 2018

3:17

Reimagined by Oliver Koch. 

"Noise pollution might have been recognized as a problem in some parts of the world. However, its effects need further …

2271: Wetland rocuant​-​andalien

October 14th, 2018

1:45

Recording of the Rocuant-Andalién wetland in Talcahuano by Valentina Villarroel Ambiado.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2277: Infinite Nightingale

October 14th, 2018

5:51

Reimagined by Cities and Memory.

The nightingale is known throughout the world for its beautiful intricate song - the bird itself far more often …

2276: Nightingale song, Kent

October 14th, 2018

2:58

Nightingale song recorded by Phil Riddett in Hemsted Forest, Kent on 27th April 2008. Recorded by Phil Riddett / British Library. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2275: Eurasian owl (otus scops)

October 14th, 2018

0:19

Recorded by Jasna Jovicevic. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2274: Otus Scops improv

October 14th, 2018

6:26

Reimagined by Jasna Jovicevic.

""Otus Scops Improv" is one of the improvised music pieces from the album "The Sound of Birds", artistic part of a …

2274: Hidden Sounds - Forest Scapes

October 14th, 2018

19:54

Reimagined by Joost van Duppen. 

"Hidden Sounds is a serie of performances related to local eco acoustics and explore the interactions between bio-, geo- and anthrophonic elements that creates an temporary soundscape.

2275: Klankenbos park, Belgium

October 14th, 2018

22:09

Recorded by Joost van Duppen.

"Klankenbos is a park in North-East Belgium with sound installations that creates a special atmosphere in the night."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2271: In the woods, Kirkby, Liverpool

October 14th, 2018

2:32

Recorded by Simon Woods.

The woodlands is a small area of woods by (and belonging to) our school, Kirkby CE Primary School. When you are in the …

2272: In the Woodlands

October 14th, 2018

3:32

Reimagined by Simon Woods.

"The reimagined piece uses acoustics percussion instruments only – no synths or electric instrumentation at all. For a …

2270: Incantation

October 14th, 2018

3:54

Reimagined by Marc Gilley.

"Initially I wanted to hear the birds as precisely as possible so I filtered out human noises from the ferry building, conversation, noises, etc... and slowed the remaining bird song quite a …

2268: Flow

October 14th, 2018

3:37

Reimagined by Ricardo Paraíso Silvestre.

"Like a running stream, a wave can go on forever and like a wave a running stream can undulate, change …

2269: Out utero

October 14th, 2018

3:16

Reimagined by Manuel Guerrero. "Recently, I broke up with my girlfriend. All I wanted to do for my C&M collaboration was a warm sound piece; a …

2267: Birds in the terminal

October 14th, 2018

2:58

Recorded by Mark Wilden. "Field recording taken in the ferry terminal at Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, including the sound of birds inside the …

2266: In Tombstone Park

October 14th, 2018

1:46

Recorded by Mark Wilden. "Tombstone Territorial Park in the Yukon, on the Dempster Highway to the Canadian Arctic. Sitting on the shore of Two Moose Lake; washing of water on the shore, with a small family of ducks. …

2265: Poker Creek

October 14th, 2018

1:53

Recorded by Mark Wilden. Poker Creek in the Yukon, right by the Alaska border; melting snow, running water.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2264: Sonic Mmabolela

October 14th, 2018

11:55

Recorded by Steve Ashby.

"Recorded as part of Sonic Mmabolela, the 6th Annual Workshop/Residency for sound artists & composers at Mmabolela …

2263: Baboon argument

October 14th, 2018

2:12

Recorded by George Vlad. "When night falls in Niokolo Koba, the baboons start arguing over the best spots in the trees."

Part of the Sounding Nature …

2266: Baboons Dance

October 14th, 2018

6:51

Reimagined by Ricky Milano.

"When I first heard the sound, it communicated to me strength, group, community.

I imagined being there in the forest at night and hearing the calls and answers are baboons between tree and …

2264: The neverending sheen of insect noise

October 14th, 2018

16:14

Reimagined by Irving Kinnersley. 

"I was responding to a sonic world which is totally different to that which surrounds me every day in the Somerset countryside. One of the dominant characteristics of the sound file is …

2262: Fögel

October 14th, 2018

9:03

Reimagined by Claudio Fredo Ignazio Landolt.

"I was struck by this birdcall from the moment I heard it. I really just liked the sound this bird …

2261: They're Here

October 14th, 2018

5:40

Reimagined by Stanislav Nikolov.

"In this piece, I wanted to play with time and frequency to explore the richness of the organic and synthetic in …

2260: Beyond the fog

October 14th, 2018

2:06

Reimagined by Arian Zilliacus.

"This is my first attempt at composing a sound piece so it was a very intuitive process, with a lot of experimentation due to my unfamiliarity with the software. The sounds I used, in …

2259: Alberta birdsong

October 14th, 2018

3:01

Recorded by Mark Wilden. In a park by the bank of Bow River in Banff National Park, Alberta; birdsong, walking to a bridge over Bow River.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2258: Starlings and helicopters

October 14th, 2018

7:50

Recorded by Cities and Memory. "Starlings argue, fight and feed in their hundreds in New York's Central Park, while traffic noise and helicopters pass by around us."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more …

2257: Fog ambience

October 14th, 2018

1:26

Recorded by Robert Dansby. 

"Living near the Ventura County coast the marine layer is quite thick at times, particularly in the early morning. This …

2256: Aquatic

October 14th, 2018

4:44

Reimagined by Eliza Bozek.

"As the recording I got to reimagine evolves around water sounds, the composition I created fluctuates around the aquatic …

2255: 124

October 14th, 2018

8:40

Reimagined by Robert Dansby. 

"Much of my work is a combination of location recordings, which are quite site specific, and ambient music composed …

2251: Photosynthesis

October 14th, 2018

4:28

Sound recording of photosynthesis underwater with hydrophones, recorded by Denes Dobai. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2254: Spiceball Synthesis

October 14th, 2018

3:29

Reimagined by Geoff Gersh.

"The source is a recording of photosynthesis underwater made with a hydrophone. The rhythmic sounds produced by the photosynthesis process inspired me to use two prepared guitars to create …

2253: The ballad of the tuco tuco (reimagined)

October 14th, 2018

12:43

Reimagined by Georgia Golebiowski.

"After choosing a recording of the strange and unique sounds of an underground creature I decided to focus on …

2249: Gentle waves swirling in sea cave, with a blowhole

October 14th, 2018

0:55

Recorded by Noé Mignard. "Waves, water flowing in a cave of the shore of Marseille, lapping water, with a mysterious blowhole sounding like a …

2250: Ducks swimming and quacking

October 14th, 2018

0:45

Recorded by Noé Mignard. "Ducks swimming and quacking, sparkling water, recorded very close."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by …

2252: The little ballad of Tuco-tuco

October 14th, 2018

3:57

Recorded by Keila Zaché. 

"In this recording we hear the sounds of an underground rodent, known as Tuco-tuco, whose species is Ctenomys torquatus, in a specific environment of southern Brazil known as Pampa. I don’t …

2248: Mexican birds in the shade of development

October 14th, 2018

14:36

Reimagined by Jay Kreimer.

"I've been going to Mexico for many, many years. Three times in Oaxaca in the last two years, including field recording for a film. Sensitized to the birds this was natural to work with."

2247: Dub Seal Excursion

October 14th, 2018

4:52

Reimagined by Mike Rucinski.

"The original recording of the seals was quite chaotic, a little like a scene in a horror movie, but thankfully not in …

2246: An eye witness account for the Metro

October 14th, 2018

0:59

Reimagined by Marg Laing.

"This piece is compiled entirely from the source material. 

I used Reaper to cut and reassemble the story as I heard it. 

2245: Hyena chorus

October 14th, 2018

2:47

Recorded by Daan Hendricks.

"Hyenas calling each other into the night, set to a background of frogs and crickets, recorded right next to a small river littered with hippos, and frequented by elephants and buffalo …

2244: Cape fur seals

October 14th, 2018

1:06

Recorded by Daan Hendricks.

"Namibia, Cape Cross, 2015

There is a great sadness to the context of the sounds that are shared below, and it is somehow fittingly expressed by their whimpers, weeps and growls, seemingly …

2243: Xocotitla Bird Sound

October 14th, 2018

19:52

Recorded by Fernando Gonzalez Garcia. 

We can hear the song and calls of different species of birds at sunrise in the Xocotitla natural reserve, in the municipality of Paso de Ovejas, Veracruz, Mexico. This is a …

2242: Looping Drozdy Frogs

October 14th, 2018

6:06

Reimagined by Auguste Oldham.

"The cinematic spacious sound in the recording was what originally inspired this piece, using specific sections of the …

2241: Tide of air

October 14th, 2018

8:59

Reimagined by Jenny Abouav.

"For this composition i have choose to focus on the capacity of sound to translate the space in a other way.  

We jump under the water and inside of this release of air, middle of this …

2241: Bracadale Peat Bagpipes

October 14th, 2018

8:01

Recorded by James Davoll.

"This is where the peat meets the Lough creating a release of air on tidal changes."

Part of the Sounding Nature …

2240: Frogs in Drozdy Park

October 14th, 2018

6:04

"Drozdy forest park is a wonderful place full of small waterfalls, winding canals and rivers, ancient oak trees and pines. It is a place where lots …

2239: Cockatoos and Murray Cod at Ulupna Island

October 14th, 2018

5:19

The setting is soon after sunrise beside the Murray River in Victoria, Australia at a location called Ulupna Island in the Barmah National Park, which is the largest River Red Gum forest in the world. You can hear a …

2238: On the coast of the Gulf of Finland

October 14th, 2018

4:15

"During my first-ever trip to Saint Petersburg I had a chance to visit a small resort town Sestroretsk where the cold severe Gulf of Finland is …

2240: Cockatoos and Coalfalls

October 14th, 2018

4:00

Reimagined by Sherman and Field.

"Living also in Australia we wanted to connect two locations across time and place – Ulupna Island, Victoria and our home in Coalfalls, Queensland. The Coalfalls recordings feature the …

2238: Suddenly, Gulf Of Finland

October 14th, 2018

3:05

Reimagined by Adrian Williams.

"The source recording was repetitive waves, lapping against a shore or a dock and it was quite rhythmic, so I wanted to top and tail my piece using just this sound. I faded in an equally …

2237: Distortions Of The Murky Waters Of Life

October 14th, 2018

5:02

Reimagined by Rafael Diogo.

"The concept of this composition was based on the deterioration of our natural environments which were home to millions of species that slowly are undertaken by the human beings to expand …

2236: The Discoveries

October 14th, 2018

4:56

Reimagined by Alan Bleay.

"I went on a small musical journey, reflecting the Portuguese age of discoveries from the fifteenth century... off into the unknown."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more …

2235: Textures & Texts From The Shoreline

October 14th, 2018

5:00

Recorded by Rafael Diogo.

"This recording reflects the movement of the waves breaking into rocks, while the water moves around holes within the …

2234: Sea Breeze

October 14th, 2018

1:56

Recorded by Rafael Diogo.

"The sun going down at a beautiful beach (Praia da Barradinha - Samoqueira) on the south west coast of Portugal. 

We can …

2233: Werk Stadig

October 14th, 2018

3:14

Reimagined by J. Simon van der Walt.

"As someone who spent part of their childhood in South Africa, the bird sounds in the source recording are very …

2229: Through the Forest

October 14th, 2018

4:55

Reimagined by Melaina Barnes.

"The sounds of birds and other creatures at dawn in Tambacounda Forest, Senegal inspired this song about people passing through a forest at night. The song tells how the strangers consider …

2232: Quarrelling coots and booming bitterns at Avalon marches (reimagined)

October 14th, 2018

1:56

Reimagined by Abby Lee Tee.

"As I'm always loving the sounds of coots when I'm around lakes, this recording immediately felt pretty familiar, but still very special (also because of the additional sounds of bitterns …

2231: Savannah polyrhythms

October 14th, 2018

2:59

Birds and insects, South Africa 2016 - recorded by George Vlad. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2230: Hundreds of doves

October 14th, 2018

0:59

6am in Foret de Tambacounda Nord, Senegal, November 2017. The calls of hundreds of Vinaceous Doves echoing through the woods.

Recorded by George Vlad. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2229: Quarreling Coots and Booming Bitterns

October 14th, 2018

2:03

Recorded by Peter Annear. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2228: Etude du relief des chants des Hyla cinerea

October 14th, 2018

14:00

Reimagined by Juan Guillermo Dumay.

"This piece is inspired by some of the sound principles found in nature. Mainly the model of animals' sound signals. Their rhythmic order by call and response, specific to frogs and …

2228: Rana clamitans

October 14th, 2018

15:16

Recorded by Michael Gatonska.

"I captured this soundscape during the green frog breeding season at the 4,000-acre White Memorial Foundation located in Litchfield, Connecticut, USA."

Part of the Sounding Nature project …

2227: The Cornfield of Forking Paths

October 14th, 2018

6:49

Reimagined by Marco Colocci.

"I close my eyes and I'm lying in a cornfield. Through the senses I can perceive a world made of sounds, sounds that …

2227: Sounds from a New England cornfield during the Fall

October 14th, 2018

8:17

This is a 7'00"' soundscape made during the afternoon alongside the edge of a cornfield in South Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Recorded by Michael Gatonska. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, …

2226: Broken dawn

October 14th, 2018

5:56

Reimagined by Matt Chapman Jones.

"I simply started by extracting elements of the sound and manipulating them into more conventional "instrument" …

2224: Swamp Music

October 14th, 2018

13:09

Reimagined by Matt Rogalsky. 

"I was struck by the high frequency / low frequency stratification of the source recording with its high, piercing band of frog chorus and low bands of other animal and miscellaneous …

2226: The morning rooster

October 14th, 2018

3:49

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk.

"Imagine you haven’t slept for over 32 hours, you arrive at the Hotel and all that you want is taking a shower and go …

2225: Appalachian Trail Birdsongs

October 14th, 2018

3:01

A three-minute field recording of birdsongs. A woodpecker is also audible. Recorded by John Downey. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo …

2225: Erosion Control

October 14th, 2018

3:10

Reimagined by Danielle Toronyi.

"Experimenting with how we might describe Anthropocentric changes to the landscape - specifically places we are from, and how extractive practices deplete the living systems that …

2224: Spring Swamp, Reedsburg, WI

October 14th, 2018

12:36

The insects, reptiles, and birds vocalizing as the sun sets on a wetland area. Recorded by Nic Stage. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2223: Planet of the Loons

October 14th, 2018

4:44

Reimagined by Mark Taylor. 

"Having just watched the 1956 Forbidden Planet film, I decided to go for a weird sci-fi soundtrack vibe with this one!

Everything in the reimagined version was created from the original …

2223: Common Loon Call at Green Lake

October 14th, 2018

1:17

This is a brief excerpt from an overnight recording at Green Lake in midcoast Maine. This segment is just over a minute long but contains a great deal of vocal activity from the common loons that inhabit this lake. In …

2223: Marina's prélude

October 14th, 2018

4:32

Reimagined by Alexander Köppel.

"The piece acts as an answer or some sort of counterpart to the original material. Since ice seems to be something very static, I found it stunning how the recording proofs us otherwise …

2224: Frozen Marina

October 14th, 2018

5:00

Recorded by Charlie Cooper. "Hydrophone recording of ice in Belmont Marina in downtown Chicago. The ice is stretching and squeaking."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2225: Thai waves

October 14th, 2018

0:41

Recorded by Paul Virostek: "Waves, Secret Beach, Sand, Rocks, Fast, Steady - some slight fizz."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more …

2225: Mimesis

October 14th, 2018

4:53

Reimagined by Michael Lawrence. 

I like to point out the similarities between nature and human ingenuity--man-made things. After the original soundtrack plays all the way through as an exposition, the development …

2222: A (kind of) Conversation

October 13th, 2018

9:18

Reimagined by Gregory Kramer: 

"Inspired by the vocalizations of the sea birds, I imagined another presence in the cave, attempting to speak with the birds. The percussive, squawking electronic sounds have some …

2222: Seabirds in cave

October 13th, 2018

6:02

Cackling calls from Fulmars within a sea cave, recorded on 28th May 1984 in Durness, Scotland by Richard Savage / British Library.

Part of the …

2222: A hot summer's day on Great Cumbrae

October 13th, 2018

4:50

Recorded by Ollie Campbell. "A field recording from the side of a small road in the woods on Great Cumbrae. Wind can be heard blowing through the leaves in the trees above. Birds squawk in the middle distance, insects …

2222: Cumbraephase

October 13th, 2018

1:38

Reimagined by Tim Floyd. This composition was created entirely from the sounds captured in Ollie Campbell’s Great Cumbrae field recording. Central to the composition is a short, repeating birdsong motif which fractures …

2222: ||: tortoise, slow :||

October 13th, 2018

17:47

"I decided to aleatorically divide the stag grunts and somewhat intervening "silences" into their own tracks. The guttural aspect of the grunts was something that i wanted to detune, stretch and degrade, yet in certain …

2222: Ancient chase

October 13th, 2018

5:22

Glen einich, Inverness, Scotland. Recording on a heathland with trees and bracken on a foggy, dark and very calm autumn evening. Fallow Deer are rutting: the pig-like grunts are from the bucks, the quiet bleats are the …

2222: A Secretive Call

October 13th, 2018

6:29

Reimagined by Alex Hehir. 

"I initially played with the red-throated diver call parts of the field recording and used several techniques such as vari-speed, time stretching to explore and create new sounds. Some play …

2222: Red-throated diver calls

October 13th, 2018

2:59

Red-throated Diver calls, recorded on a freshwater lake in Sutherland, Scotland on 9th May 1975 by Richard Margoschis / British Library. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2223: Soft Arabian Morning

October 13th, 2018

5:09

Reimagined by Neil Stringfellow.

"I kept large parts of the field recording intact with no manipulation but I also ran a channel of the recording …

2223: Sheep and generator, Saudi Arabia

October 13th, 2018

3:19

Recorded by Cities and Memory. 

A herd of sheep walk past in the desert outside Riyadh, while the drone of a distant generator can be heard.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2221: Underwater ambience

October 13th, 2018

4:49

Underwater ambience recorded in Peru at the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañon rivers in 1993 by Jeremy West / British Library.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2221: When Two Paths Merge

October 13th, 2018

9:25

Reimagined by Jimmy Peggie. 

"When two paths merge we can observe a coming together of energy, events and ideas. There may be disconnection and turmoil until the combination process is complete. This sound piece uses …

2221: Sand grains on the beach

October 13th, 2018

6:12

"The recording is set on a beach in Northern Portugal. Nobody was around, the town behind felt very quiet. The wind was blowing strongly, making the ocean roar, and sending the dry sand flying over the wet sand." …

2221: V#1

October 13th, 2018

8:22

Reimagined by Nicolas Hermansen.

"I was inspired by the drone like sound bed of the sound recording and its contrasting little noises, the grains …

2221: By the brook

October 13th, 2018

5:09

Reimagined by Ablaut. 

"The sample is a recording of a quiet brook, which lends itself to a meditative piece. So I set up a generative ambient patch …

2221: Riacho fraco

October 13th, 2018

2:23

Small water stream next to a river recorded by Luís Pinto.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Joan Oger on Unsplash

2220: Voices Past - Conversations

October 13th, 2018

5:14

Reimagined by Michelle Breslin/Lostworldsounds.

"Following the conversation of the birds, and the lost voices from the past, joining them with …

2220: Neproshteno grave

October 13th, 2018

5:00

Recorded by Toni Dimitrov. 

"It is recording at the graveyard of my grandparents in the chestnut woods above village Neproshteno, Macedonia."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2220: Recurrence

October 13th, 2018

2:09

Reimagined by Shaun Malone.

"I was interested in exploring the texture, rhythm and pattern of the cicada sounds. After experimenting for a while with pitch shifting, effects and looping, I eventually found inspiration …

2220: Cicadas before the summer goes

October 13th, 2018

1:22

The chirping of the cicadas in the late summer days in Tokyo. I made the recording at the end of September 2012 in Setagaya-Ku, west Tokyo. in a small garden close to the house where I've spent a few days. This sound …

2220: Vodno

October 13th, 2018

7:48

Reimagined by Fernando Carvalho. 

"I listened like there was an inner rhythm in the recording. It grew on me and I started to look for a tone and a tempo that flowed with the sound. I found the main loop and started …

2220: Birds at Mount Vodno

October 13th, 2018

3:50

Recorded by Toni Dimitrov. 

"Birds in the woods at Mount Vodno, small mountain above Skopje where i usually walk or record. In summer, before sunset they are louder that usual, so I caught that moment."

Part of the …

2220: Cicadas - Aquileia Cathedral Bells - Roofing

October 13th, 2018

3:56

Reimagined by Jonathan Mathieu.

"An abstract choir in which the cathedral bells of Aquileia and construction workers from the coast of Maine join the cicadas of Villa Sibilla in an ode to repetition."

Part of the …

2220: Shadow Flurries

October 13th, 2018

8:00

Reimagined by Alison Hight.

"I wanted to capture the holistic sense of the ebb and flow of the crickets’ song: the pauses, the shifts, the call and …

2220: Crickets near the Trebbia

October 13th, 2018

3:00

Crickets and cicadas at the River Trebbia in Bobbio (PC), Italy - Recording with Jecklin disk & Neumann microphones by Ricky Milano.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2220: Sibillan cicadas

October 13th, 2018

3:28

Cicadas compete for attention in the heat of an August afternoon at Villa Sibilla, in the Monte Conero nature reserve, Italy. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, …

2219: Hilltop crickets

October 13th, 2018

4:34

Roadside crickets chirp on a hillside in northern Italy, 24 April 2014. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2219: Tortima-Taormina

October 13th, 2018

4:44

Reimagined by Gagarin - Graham Dowdall.

"I'd just come back from Sicily myself when I head about the project and had some really good cicada recordings. When I went through he available sounds I was drawn to 038 due to …

2219: Focus at work • Relax at home • Sleep underwater

October 13th, 2018

5:00

Reimagined by Nicolo Scolieri.

"This piece explores intentional white noise - internal or external, synthetic or natural. 

Its huge and calming, …

2219: The sea of ​​Levanto

October 13th, 2018

4:00

Recording of the Levanto sea (Liguria, Italy) at 6 am with church bells. Recorded by Massimo Araldi.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo …

2219: Hidden birds

October 13th, 2018

6:13

Reimagined by Stefan Klaverdal.

"The recording was the basis of my piece, no other material was added. I selected a few parts of the sound file and expanded them by stretching and pitch-shifting them. The aim was to …

2219: Bisperas

October 13th, 2018

10:07

Reimagined by Mark Frederick Bulandus.

"Drawing from my nature as a Noise artist working under my Drago Katzov persona, born and raised in the …

2219: Cockerels on a volcanic island

October 13th, 2018

3:24

Cockerels and hens cluck and crow at night on Stromboli. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, …

2219: Cock fight in Bali

October 13th, 2018

14:59

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk.

"When I arrived a crowd of 50 people are already here and the first fight was over. Until a fight, it takes a long time because of the referees who are sitting in the middle of the ring and …

2218: Sound of the Sea

October 13th, 2018

4:03

Recorded by Martin Snelling.

"A recording of the sea in Brighton, UK, recorded about 12" from the shore."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2218: The Whooper Pond

October 13th, 2018

2:32

Recorded by Lise Olsen.

"Every winter, thousands of whooper swans, migrate from the Iceland to the Solway Firth. Recorded at the Whooper pond at WWT …

2218: Risinghurst birds

October 13th, 2018

1:59

Various bird calls recorded in my garden in Oxford - by Richard Watts.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2218: City cicadas

October 13th, 2018

1:05

Recorded by Tasos Tsigkas.

"The recording is taking place in the city of Athens,Greece in the district of Chalandri. We can hear cicadas in the mid of August with some dogs and a light street noise."

Part of the …

2218: Sound of the Sea (reimagined)

October 13th, 2018

8:52

Reimagined by Kate Gater.

"Evocative and elemental, I used an ocean harp, recording of winds and contact microphone recordings to create this piece inspired by the majesty of the sea."

Part of the Sounding Nature …

2218: A Swan's Electric Dream

October 13th, 2018

10:04

Reimagined by Unsound Collective.

"The sound piece invites the listener to picture a scene at the pond, within the multitude of birds chanting, a …

2218: SpringWalk

October 13th, 2018

4:06

Reimagined by thequietwood.

"I always go for a brisk walk in my local woods when ever I can, and for some reason my music of choice to accompany such walks has tended to be early 90's electronic stuff. Sometimes I …

2218: Heat & Sea - Θερμότητας και θάλασσας

October 13th, 2018

7:28

Reimagined by Ian Dean

"The sound of cicadas in long hot Athens days when you can hear the heat. I created sounds derived from cicadas overlaid with …

2218: Heron Village Morning

October 13th, 2018

4:59

Reimagined by Narcosislabs: "Processed in live pass through Kyma (Multigrid w/sample cloud, granular reverb, impulse drums and second reverb …

2218: The herons of Petulu

October 13th, 2018

4:59

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk.

"I came around 5 PM (what was a little bit too early ) and if you want to see 20000 birds in the sky like the Lonely …

2217: Geh Stücken

October 13th, 2018

3:39

Reimagined by Tony Bartels.

"Loved the sounds of the birds as so throaty and raspy. Originally planned to use a Cuíca, though the change of seasons …

2217: Harbour atmosphere

October 13th, 2018

3:38

Harbour with Black-headed Gulls, recorded at Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk on 16th March 1991 by Richard Margoschis / British Library.

Part of the …

2217: Sounds of the past

October 13th, 2018

7:08

Reimagined by Kevin Buckland.

"This is an attempt to describe sonically the rugged yet beautiful scenery and the character of the of the Yorkshire …

2217: Sea cliffs

October 13th, 2018

5:16

Above the pounding of waves at the foot of the cliffs, a cacophony of the seabirds colony: Guillemots, Kittiwake, Fulmars, Gannets and gulls. Light …

2217: The Siren Call

October 13th, 2018

7:06

Reimagined by Rob Knight. 

"I wanted to make the original recording an integral part of the piece. I love the brutality, power and emotion of the original recording of the sea. I wanted to create that feeling of sound …

2217: Waves after the storm

October 13th, 2018

3:52

Rough sea with heavy surf on large sandy beach after storm, large breakers, close perspective. Recorded at Whitesand Bay, Cornwall on 28th February …

2218: Stone the Crows! (The Scottish Play)

October 13th, 2018

4:34

Reimagined by Nick St. George.

"As someone who also designs sound for theatre, the somewhat eerie crow calls and the whistling wind immediately said 'Macbeth' to me! So with a little help from librivox.org, I created a …

2218: Woodland in Winter

October 13th, 2018

4:08

A group of five Carrion Crows in the trees, before roosting, during a blustery force 6 wind. Recorded in winter at Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire by Richard Margoschis / British Library.

Part of the Sounding Nature …

2216: Sheep Daily

October 13th, 2018

4:30

Reimagined by Myroslava Kuts. 

"Sound of sheep was a clear beat for me. Also I think sheep have a pretty intense daily life. We just don't see."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2216: Beneath the Rich Coast

October 13th, 2018

8:56

Reimagined by Ian Haygreen.

"I played the original piece 3 octaves under A4 for the background sound. I also isolated a couple of standout parts …

2216: Coffee

October 13th, 2018

4:20

Reimagined by Jason Richardson (Bassling).

"The sound of cicadas jamming their last tune inspired me to make a big messy jam of my own on drums and bass. Also, all I know of Costa Rica is their coffee, so I brought …

2216: Sunrise intimations

October 13th, 2018

7:53

Reimagined by Laura Luna. 

"This field recording together with its description inspired me to compose a piece about the slightly anxious yet motionless moments when one is awake before sunrise, as the world around us …

2216: Raw Innocence

October 13th, 2018

8:24

"The rain, the magic orchestra of million drops, when I'm in the rain I close my eyes and try to listen to the layers of the sounds, a perfect moment, no time no space, a mystical conversation, an ethereal connection." …

2216: Lake District lambs

October 13th, 2018

3:09

Lambs and sheep bleat in a field in the middle of the Lake District - recorded by Cities and Memory. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2216: Spooky Costa Rica

October 13th, 2018

5:31

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk.

"I went out at 2am with my recorder and walked around the house to get this kind of scary sounding wind noise between the trees and the bushes! Besides the wind sound, something was in the …

2216: Tropical forest at midday

October 13th, 2018

4:55

Typical midday sounds at La Selva Biological Reserve, Costa Rica. Loud cicadas dominate with a few persistent singers (Columba nigrirostris). …

2216: Santuario's sunrise

October 13th, 2018

10:14

Field recording capture on a rural area in Santuario, Antioquia, Colombia.

The recording was made at 6:30 am, cloudy Sunday's morning and it …

2216: Light rainfall, Colombia

October 13th, 2018

4:16

Light rainfall recorded in Amacayacu National Park, Colombia on 1st September 1988 by Richard Ranft / British Library.

Part of the Sounding Nature …

2215: Tikkun

October 13th, 2018

1:42

Reimagined by Ben Schulman.

At its core, the source material seemed to express ideas about communication between different elements of the "natural …

2214: Diucon Transmissions

October 13th, 2018

6:20

Reimagined by Michael Parker. 

"I morphed the sound, detuning & manipulating it to see what atmospheres they brought."

Part of the Sounding …

2213: Being Eagle

October 13th, 2018

10:37

Reimagined by Adrian Shenton.

"It's a short recording with lots of detail so I used time stretching and sampling, plus a synth drone and a guitar track, to bring them out, imagining the feeling of being in the air over …

2212: After the daylight

October 13th, 2018

9:29

Reimagined by June Lopez.

"I was inspired by the title "waiting for the flying squirrels". I listen to the recordings several times, observing the sounds with my eyes closed, and I felt like I was there. As a kid, I …

2211: Caochangdi cicadas, bird and dog

October 13th, 2018

1:46

Recorded by Paul Collins.

"During my stay in Caochangdi, I was told that the cicada's song is so loud, that were one to chirp in too close proximity …

2210: Diucón

October 13th, 2018

0:24

Recorded by Valentina Villarroel Ambiado.

"Registro de un ave llamado Diucón, en la comuna de San Pedro de la Paz, sector Laguna grande."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2209: Little Tribune Bay eagles

October 13th, 2018

1:26

Recorded by Matt Rogalsky.

The call of eagles can be heard over a bay in Canada.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Dane Deaner on …

2208: Danum Valley Borneo - Waiting for the Flying Squirrels

October 13th, 2018

11:34

Recorded by John Roach. 

"This is a recording in the early evening at Danum Valley in Sabah in Borneo. Danum is a relatively undisturbed lowland dipterocarp forest. The recorder (a Zoom H2n) was left by the edge of the …

2207: Ghost tram

October 11th, 2018

4:37

Riga tram reimagined by Wendy McCredie. 

The original recording felt quite prosaic and ordinary, but I was playing around with reverbs and another of my recordings from Riga to create different effects, and thought …

2206: Tram in Riga, Latvia

October 11th, 2018

0:55

Recorded by Wendy McCredie in Riga, Latvia, in front of the National Theatre.

2205: Unnatural flow

October 9th, 2018

18:55

Valle d'Aosta reimagined by Michael Lilley.

"I was inspired by my inability to distinguish the sound of running water from sizzling bacon and/or …

2204: Varying Subtly Over Time and Space

October 9th, 2018

20:00

Skilpadkloof, South Africa reimagined by Glenn Sogge.

"A fragment of about 4:30 was isolated and and stretched by a couple of slightly different …

2203: Deinonychus

October 9th, 2018

2:16

Thai birdsong reimagined by Asmus Korn.

"Growing up in Thailand rainy season was my favourite. Especially going to Khao Yai national park and …

2202: Dystopian arch

October 9th, 2018

4:04

Cladagh Glen River reimagined by Kent MacPherson.

"The source recording seemed quite static. I wanted to add an element of dystopia and a dark ambience. Dynamics, movement and a hint of melody. Alongside the source …

2201: Cambodiments

October 9th, 2018

7:52

Locusts reimagined by Kenneth Lyons.

"The file selected for me was chosen at random. When Stuart sent me the title/file number, I was very keen to hear the recording though I was not at all expecting to hear the sounds …

2200: Hippo sonus

October 9th, 2018

8:08

Hippos reimagined by Jose Manuel Paez Moncaleano. 

"The soundscape captured by the recording is an absolutely astonishing piece by itself. Out of …

2199: Conversations

October 9th, 2018

10:44

Cranes reimagined by Isaac Bries.

"The cranes sounded incredibly vocal to me, almost as if they were all trying to talk over one another. My goal was to separate the voices so we can explore the intricacies of their …

2198: Dorset Down

October 9th, 2018

6:01

Reimagined by Andy Billington.

"The original field recording is rich, full of melody, rhythm and complexity. The sound of a forgotten Britain played …

2197: Hippo pool, Kenya

October 9th, 2018

3:51

Hippos resting early in the morning in a pool in the Masai Mara national park, Kenya. Recorded by Eloisa Matheu de Cortada.

Part of the Sounding …

2196: Cladagh Glen River

October 9th, 2018

2:03

The Cladagh Glen River which is part of the Marble Arch Caves located in County Fermanagh, Ireland. Location Visited: 09.07.18. Recorded by Paul …

2195: Distant birdsong, Thailand

October 9th, 2018

0:43

Recorded by Paul Virostek - "Air Tone, Thong Sala, Field, Wind, Palms, Birds."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2194: Nature by night, South Africa

October 9th, 2018

21:35

Wild, natural ambience outside in the middle of the night on 13.09.12 - recorded by Restive. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by …

2193: Cranes choir

October 9th, 2018

2:55

This is a recording of different species (grey, white, black, American, Japanese) of cranes, April 2015. Birds are sitting in aviaries. Recorded by …

2192: Stream and waterfall

October 9th, 2018

3:00

Stream with waterfall in the background, recorded during the day in Valle d'Aosta Cogne by Ricky Milano.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2191: Common land

October 9th, 2018

5:41

Dawn after heavy rainfall on common land with scrub. the dawn chorus is at its peak: Chiffchaffs, a Nightingale, Blackbird, Lesser Whitethroats, a Cuckoo, Willow Warbler and Blackcap, Pheasants, a Woodpigeon, a Carrion …

2190: Night sound with locusts

October 9th, 2018

5:09

Locusts chirping form a night-time soundscape, recorded by Marcel Gnauk. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on …

2188: Croaking frogs

October 8th, 2018

1:23

Recorded by Christine Brihier.

"A little soundscape which was taken in the evening near the place where I live in. This kind of croaking I had never hear before and I decided to record it on my very first recorder Zoom …

2189: Enchanted Pond

October 8th, 2018

5:07

Reimagined by Valotihkuu.

"I put the field recording into the OP-1 synthesizer and tried to find some interesting sounds, which would be most …

2186: Howl

October 8th, 2018

3:23

Baboons reimagined by Richard Watts. 

"I wanted to write something that captured the sinster edge of the original field recording but that didn't sound like a horror theme. I recreated the repeating pattern of the …

2187: Baboons disturbed by hyena

October 8th, 2018

1:32

A troop of baboons roosting in one of their favourite ana trees gets disturbed by a lone hyena calling nearby.

The continuous roar in the background is the thundering of the Victoria Falls, from about 10-15 km away.

2186: Ilha Grande

October 8th, 2018

1:02

Bamboos and their leaves in the wind of the tropical forest, recorded by Tilla Baudiniere.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by …

2185: The Lost Brothers Of Saco do Ceu

October 8th, 2018

3:00

Bamboo in the wind reimagined by Jason Lee. 

"Dawn: The tail end of a storm. Two brothers wash ashore. One died a couple of days before. They enter a village." - Field Recordings around West Cork with Zoom H6 & …

2184: English Lullaby

October 8th, 2018

7:48

Reimagined by Kieran Mahon.

"I have always had a very close connection to the English countryside and I got a strong feeling of recognition and resonance from the field recording. I decided not to edit or rearrange the …

2183: The perfect lullaby

October 8th, 2018

7:38

Recorded by Denes Dobai.

"Overnight recording while camping outside of Whitwell Hall/Reepham during the Wildeye / Introduction to Wildlife Film Making Course. These are my three favourite wild(life) sound: A single …

2181: Sanguinaires Song

October 8th, 2018

7:21

Reimagined by Shankara Andy Bole.

The piece started by using the sound file itself, the sound of Continuous Cicadas, Male cicadas have loud buzzing …

2182: Cicadas' continuous song, Corsica

October 8th, 2018

0:59

Recording of Corsican cicadas, singing continuously, with breaks. Very constant sound, like static. Recorded by Noé Mignard.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2180: Dogs Bark Faraway

October 8th, 2018

10:00

Reimagined by John Barber.

"Dogs Bark Faraway samples the recording by Noé Mignard of dogs barking in a forest in the Rhone-Alpes region of southern France. On first listening, this recording inspired me as a liminal …

2179: Dogs bark far away in forest with birds, Accons

October 8th, 2018

0:39

Three dogs enclosed are barking from very far away; their barks are reverberated in the forest. a lot of wind and birds singing are present.

Recorded by Noé Mignard.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more …

2176: Hidden Language

October 8th, 2018

2:36

Reimagined by John Wiggins.

"There was an unknown to me sound throughout, an animal but I don’t what. As I granulated and pitched this animal’s cry, …

2177: African rural ambience

October 8th, 2018

1:26

Early morning rural ambience with farm animals in Ferlo, Senegal, recorded by George Vlad.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2178: Hydrophonic desert wind

October 8th, 2018

1:58

Dual hydrophone recording of sand being blown by desert wind, recorded by George Vlad. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2177: The Hour Glass

October 8th, 2018

3:27

Senegal wind reimagined by Nick Jones. 

"As its source material this piece uses the sound of sand being blown around a desert in Senegal. I loved the tactile nature of this recording when I first heard it and it …

2171: Housemartins and crows on the banks of the river Wye

October 8th, 2018

1:46

Recorded by Ollie Campbell.

"Housemartins can be heard flying above and around their nesting and feeding grounds in the long grass, just back from the banks of the river Wye, around 2 miles from Hay-on-Wye, Wales. The …

2171: A woodland pursuit

October 8th, 2018

2:13

Reimagined by Ollie Campbell. 

"The original recording was of a very peaceful and pleasant scene. Small birds nesting within a campsite, a car …

2175: Thunder in Tanat Valley

October 8th, 2018

12:38

Extended sounds of thunder in the Tanat Valley, Wales by Eric Nobles / British Library. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2176: Wales Tanat Valley epic thunder (Andy Lyon reimagining)

October 8th, 2018

12:59

Reimagined by Andy Lyon.

"There are stunning views driving through the Tanat Valley. We drove through in Summer, in the middle of a storm the …

2173: Wind sounds on Balboa Island

October 8th, 2018

6:00

Recorded by Marcel Gnauk.

"To get the sound of wind I had to drive down to the Balboa Island at night time to avoid traffic and airplane noises. So I was able to get a cleaner sound of the wind.

I drove on the island …

2174: With whispering ambitions

October 8th, 2018

5:05

Reimagined by Jeff Dungfelder.

"With Whispering Ambitions” is a new composition based on a field recording of the evening wind on Balboa Island, California. The songs inspiration comes from a T.S. Eliot poem:

“After …

2172: A New York State of Frogs

October 8th, 2018

2:54

Reimagined by Paul Collins.

The recording of New York State frogs immediately brought to mind the twang of a severely loosened bass string, and that …

2171: Frogs

October 8th, 2018

2:20

Recorded in July 2017 at the pond in my yard. I had just purchased Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones and wanted to test them out. I sat on a pier …

2170: Tropical rain, Thailand

October 8th, 2018

0:24

Recorded by Paul Virostek. "Rain, Tropical, Thailand, Medium Heavy, Thick, Steady, Bird, Active."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more …

2171: Rain and Bird on a falling tree entering the city

October 8th, 2018

3:00

Reimagined by AJ Born.

"The rain with the bird was nice but quite short. I added some additional sounds and elongated it to 3 minutes: 

1. Someone, cutting a tree in Hambacher forest with a chain saw (from a youtube …

2170: Peruvian rain

October 8th, 2018

5:50

Peruvian rain reimagined by Primitive Acoustics.

"The relaxing sounds of rain falling in this recording helped quench my thirsty soul. We have been …

2169: Rain on leaves

October 8th, 2018

5:38

Heavy rainfall on leaves in a tropical rainforest, with close-up sound of water dripping into puddles. Recorded in Tambopata Wildlife Reserve, Peru by Richard Ranft / British Library. 

Part of the Sounding Nature …

2168: "Anura" they have come to clear the forests and pollute the water

October 8th, 2018

5:06

Macedonian frogs reimagined by Joel Graham.

"It begins with the original frogs, I used a creaking door sound for the chainsaw guitar, and water drops for the percussion and muck sounds. the voices of the "ghost frog …

2167: Frogs at Mavrovo lake

October 8th, 2018

7:58

Frogs recorded late at night at Mavrovo lake, artificial lake at Bistra mountain, in Mavrovo national park, Macedonia, by Toni Dimitrov. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2166: Sliding waves

October 7th, 2018

3:54

Spouting Horn Park reimagined by Philippe Neau: 

"sea. ocean. water. surf. around the sun. inside the waves. foot on the board. head in the clouds. slide on the waves. waves flow."

Part of the Sounding Nature project …

2165: In the storm

October 7th, 2018

3:50

Icelandic storm reimagined by Richard Watts.

"If you listen to the original recording on a loop you start to hear different sounds and patterns which was my starting point for this piece. I liked the idea of sounds and …

2163: Spouting Horn Park - Kauai

October 7th, 2018

1:00

The surf is forced into a underwater lava tube and explodes vertically up to 50 ft. into the air.

Spouting Horn Beach Park, HI Spouting Horn Beach Park is a Park in Kauai County, Hawaii. It has an elevation of 102 …

2164: Storm in a shipping container

October 7th, 2018

19:31

Recorded by Buzby - "I sat in an empty shipping container 20 metres from the north Atlantic sea in south Iceland whilst it was totally battered by a 90 mph wind and recorded it."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - …

2162: Beasts

October 7th, 2018

4:56

Orangutans reimagined by Jake Gaule (Submerged Tapes).

"The original recording is of orangutans in Borneo. The calls that they make sounded very …

2161: Strong winds overlooking a cliff face

October 7th, 2018

4:46

Passo del Lupo reimagined by Sebastian Dumitrescu.

"I wanted to create a partly artificial landscape of weather, and it seems that using a real recording works best. The recording of the wind is always present in the …

2160: Meadow

October 7th, 2018

3:22

Jungle House reimagined by Qush Abdul (leholyghost)

"I’ve always been fascinated with the sounds of nature and for this project, I felt the urge to …

2159: Orangutan long call(s)

October 7th, 2018

1:58

A male orangutan producing a long distance vocalization or long calls under different contexts, Indonesia. Recorded by James Askew. 

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2158: The wolf's wind

October 7th, 2018

4:22

Recorded by Cities and Memory. 

Strong winds blow alongside a cliff face overlooking the Due Sorelle beach, from the top of the Monte Conero nature …

2157: Jungle House

October 7th, 2018

1:16

Nature chorus in the garden, Vientiane, Laos. Recorded by Mark Wilden.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2156: In the forest at night

October 7th, 2018

10:00

Nature sounds have a therapeutic and calming effect on our minds. Personally, I enjoy spending time in the woods to relax and escape the hustle of modern life and go back to my roots. This audio provides a gentle breeze …

2155: Finnish sheep

October 7th, 2018

1:03

Recorded by Cities and Memory. On a tiny island, sheep bleat in a small enclosure.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Flavio …

2154: Old forest in spring

October 7th, 2018

7:51

Morning in an old forest in Gloucestershire at springtime recorded by Richard Margoschis / British Library. The shrill notes of a Wren and nasal …

2153: Mind.Divided Nature Sounds

October 7th, 2018

10:02

Forest sounds reimagined by Mind.Divided.

"I've always loved just sitting down in a forest and listening to the sound of everything around me. I wanted to create a piece that didn't disrupt that song of nature but …

2152: Fifty-Nine Degrees North

October 7th, 2018

3:57

Finnish sheep reimagined by Chris Ray (Enisle). 

"I used the sound in a few ways; the obvious stuttered start, the choral backing and also some gritty distorted backdrop later in the track."

Part of the Sounding …

2151: There's something about today that's not quite right

October 7th, 2018

5:28

Old forest reimagined by Daryn Brown. 

"I treated the original sound 3 different ways, extreme stretching, filtering and layering effects. these 3 treatments were placed on top of each other, chopped up and arranged to …

2150: This Cornish Cove

October 7th, 2018

6:23

Cornish cove reimagined by Walt Thisney. 

"By choosing this theme, I saw an opportunity to create an atmosphere close to the mood of Virginia Astley's songs in " From gardens ....""

Part of the Sounding Nature …

2149: Chaos

October 7th, 2018

2:30

Corvid roost reimagined by Nhung Nyuen.

"I'm inspired by the idea of how natural sounds are disappearing from where I live. The field recording of roost is processed with generative effects and mixed with layers of …

2148: Cornish cove

October 7th, 2018

7:01

Lapping waves recorded at Kynance Cove, Cornwall on 1st March 1996 by Paul Duck / British Library.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more …

2147: Corvid roost

October 7th, 2018

3:01

Calls from a Jackdaw and Crow roost, recorded on Catcott Heath, Somerset, 30th June 1997 by Richard Savage / British Library.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see …

2146: Robin song, Wiltshire

October 7th, 2018

3:49

Robin song, recorded at Fonthill Lake, Wiltshire on 18th February 1999 by Richard Savage / British Library.

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

2145: Robin song (reimagined)

October 7th, 2018

4:21

Robin song reimagined by Keisuke Oki.

"I really loved this high tone of birds singing. Its clear voice stimulates my brain and auditory organ. I …

2144: Colombian Birds (reimagined)

October 7th, 2018

6:45

Reimagined by Dominic Razlaff. 

"My idea was, to keep the beautiful original field recording in the focus of the finished piece. I created the …

2143: Sound landscape - Colombian birds

October 7th, 2018

14:41

"You can hear at the end of the recording the calls of Troglodytes aedon (house wren), with vocalisations of a blue-headed parrot. The recording was …

2141: The storm - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

3:36

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2141: Concert of frogs and crickets - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

0:53

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2142: Sunset soundscape - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

2:59

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2138: Granite vendors on the beach - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

1:15

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2137: Cicadas - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

1:20

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2136: Supermarkets and farmers - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

0:39

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2135: Morning roosters - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

0:48

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2134: The Tower - Chia, Sardinia

October 7th, 2018

1:13

Recorded by Giovanna Iorio as part of the city sound guide to Chia, Sardinia, Italy.

2130: A binaural tour of Salamanca market, Malaga

October 7th, 2018

4:05

Recorded by Rafael Diogo as part of the Malaga city sound guide.

2129: A binaural tour of Malaga market

October 7th, 2018

4:15

Recorded by Rafael Diogo as part of the Malaga city sound guide.

2132: Soundwalk along the Malaga shoreline

October 7th, 2018

2:12

Recorded by Rafael Diogo as part of the Malaga city sound guide.

2131: Soundwalk from Alcazaba to Gibralfaro Mirador, Malaga

October 7th, 2018

3:00

Recorded by Rafael Diogo as part of the Malaga city sound guide.

2133: Spanish bodega and tapas, Malaga

October 7th, 2018

3:44

Recorded by Rafael Diogo as part of the Malaga city sound guide.

2128: Dreaming of antimatter

October 7th, 2018

7:51

Everything heard within this piece is created from processed audio captured within CERN.

I wanted to create a dreamlike version of the type of …

2127: Inside the facilities at CERN, near Geneva

October 7th, 2018

1:27

This is an amalgamation of recordings made entirely within the facilities of CERN on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. 

Alongside a standard field recorder I also took a contact mic - the 'knocks' you hear are via …

2122: The sidewalks are alive!

October 5th, 2018

3:47

The sounds of metro trains from beneath at street level, E48th Street and Madison Ave, New York. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2123: Sirens in NYC

October 5th, 2018

1:27

Ambulance sirens resonate across New York at E46th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2126: Street sounds of New York

October 5th, 2018

2:46

A soundwalk from 8th Avenue and 37th Street, New York, in September 2018. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2125: In Times Square

October 5th, 2018

6:22

Street entertainers, car horns, traffic and crowd noise in the iconic Times Square, New York.

2120: Starlings and helicopters in Central Park

October 5th, 2018

7:50

Starlings fight and feed in Central Park, New York, as helicopters pass overhead. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2118: The sounds of Chinatown

October 5th, 2018

5:25

Exploring Chinatown in Manhattan, New York. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2117: The sounds of the High Line

October 5th, 2018

6:53

Recording crickets, traffic, trains and helicopters in the High Line park near Penn Station, New York. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2124: Grand Central at rush hour

October 5th, 2018

9:34

The sounds of Grand Central Terminal at rush hour, New York. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2119: Aboard the New York subway

October 5th, 2018

5:23

A subway ride from Washington Square to 2nd Avenue in New York, USA. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2116: Light jazz in Times Square, New York

October 5th, 2018

5:34

A jazz band entertains tourists in the music zone of Times Square, New York. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2115: Il Pianista Fuori Sogno

September 20th, 2018

5:09

The travelling pianist known as Il Pianista FuoriPosto reimagined by Cities and Memory. Snippets of his piano are looped and effected, slowly buried beneath reverb, delay and tape effects, while a small portion of his …

2114: Il Pianista FuoriPosto, Padova

September 20th, 2018

2:54

Il Pianista FuoriPosto is a travelling pianist, who takes his grand piano all over the Veneto region in Italy, popping up in surprising places to perform for the public. He doesn't advertise where or when he'll appear, …

2113: Building a church on the streets of Moscow

September 18th, 2018

4:23

Reimagined by Cities and Memory. The street singer's voice has a meditative, praise-like quality that immediately put me in mind of church singing. From here, I've constructed a stage for her in sound, placing her at …

2112: Moscow traditional street singer

September 18th, 2018

2:34

A singer on the steps of the 1812 Museum sings traditional folk songs on a warm night in Moscow, Russia. A competing saxophone busker outside …

2111: Revolyutsii rainstorm

September 5th, 2018

3:43

Ploshchad Revolyutsii station reimagined by Cities and Memory. Taking an extreme approach to EQing samples from the original recording, we've …

2110: Ploshchad Revolyutsii metro station, Moscow

September 5th, 2018

2:42

Station ambience on the platform at one of the most famous stations on the Moscow metro, Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square) as trains arrive …

2109: Emerging from the Dunes

August 31st, 2018

5:30

Margate sea and dunes reimagined by Submerged Tapes.

"I kept the field recording in its entirety and layered up some other sounds made from cassette tape loops, melodica and a square wave oscillator on top. 

"The …

2108: Cliff edge and sand dunes, Margate

August 31st, 2018

5:44

The sound of the sea at a distance from cliff-edge sand dunes in Margate, UK. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2107: A windy morning in Essaouira

August 19th, 2018

2:42

A breezy beach walk in Essaouira, Morocco. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2106: Souk de la Volaille, Essaouira

August 19th, 2018

3:14

A tour around the poultry souk in Essaouira, Morocco, with the sounds of chicken slaughter. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2105: Music is the heart of Essaouira

August 19th, 2018

3:39

A band busks in front of a crowd in Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2104: Atlantic waves crashing in at Essaouira

August 19th, 2018

5:00

Recorded by Cities and Memory. Waves crash in at sunset by the Sqala du port d'Essaouira, Morocco.

2103: Call to prayer at 4.45am, Essaouira

August 19th, 2018

9:37

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 …

2102: Moroccan busker, Essaouira

August 19th, 2018

3:59

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

2101: Troposphere Layer

August 19th, 2018

4:38

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 …

2100: Landing at Marco Polo airport

August 19th, 2018

3:13

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

August 18th, 2018

7:39

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 …

2098: The Edge of the World, Saudi Arabia

August 18th, 2018

9:55

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 …

2088: Mercato delle Cascine, Florence

August 17th, 2018

8:29

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

August 17th, 2018

4:26

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

August 17th, 2018

7:09

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

August 17th, 2018

4:21

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

August 17th, 2018

4:36

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

August 17th, 2018

2:52

Sottopasso delle Cure in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2092: Serpiolle, Florence

August 17th, 2018

3:53

Serpiolle in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2091: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence

August 17th, 2018

2:53

Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2090: Piazza Dalmazia, Florence

August 17th, 2018

9:06

Piazza Dalmazia in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2089: Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

August 17th, 2018

5:22

Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2087: Giardino di Villa Strozzi, Florence

August 17th, 2018

6:23

Giardini di Villa Strozzi in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2086: Giardino Baden Powell, Florence

August 17th, 2018

4:24

Giardino Baden Powell in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2085: Giardini Maragliano, Florence

August 17th, 2018

6:53

Giardini Maragliano in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2084: Galleria Commerciale Santa Maria Novella, Florence

August 17th, 2018

6:32

 Galleria Commerciale Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy.

Recorded by Valerio Orlandini as part of Cities and Memory's city sound guides.

2083: Dock processing

August 17th, 2018

4:03

Ferry at Uto reimagined by Philip Mill. 

"It was processed/manipulated in Max MSP, using a software I have been/I am developing for manipulating and …

2082: Ferry comes in to dock at Uto

August 17th, 2018

5:04

A ferry arrives into dock at the tiny Finnish island of Uto. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2080: New Year's Eve, Piazza San Carlo

August 17th, 2018

3:51

New Year's Eve celebrations in full swing in Piazza San Carlo, Turin, Italy. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2079: Inside St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

August 11th, 2018

5:13

The sounds inside St. Peter's Basilica, Rome - recorded by Cities and Memory.

2078: Morricone at the Trevi Fountain

August 7th, 2018

4:03

Trevi Fountain reimagined by Ian Dean.

"I was determined not to lose the vibe of being there surrounded by the fountain sounds, an attempt at a quick version of Morricone!"

2077: Il Mondo

August 7th, 2018

6:23

Mercato di Porta Portese reimagined by Juan José Ripalda.

"I heard this recording of a market and immediately wanted to use the wide variety of sounds to talk about commerce, trade and how I feel when I’m in a big …

2051: A Dark Mass

August 7th, 2018

5:25

Santa Maria delle Grazie in Rome reimagined by Ian Haygreen. 

"I kept it simple this time. A little reverb was used and I added an organ which was phased."

2075: Sounds of the Trevi fountain

August 7th, 2018

4:32

The sounds at the world-famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, recorded by Cities and Memory.

2074: Church service, Santa Maria delle Grazie

August 7th, 2018

3:10

A service inside Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy - recorded by Toni Dimitrov.

2073: Mercato di Porta Portese, Rome

August 7th, 2018

6:24

A walkthrough of the market at Porta Portese in Rome, recorded by Cities and Memory.

2072: Schwedegon Pagoda, Myanmar

August 5th, 2018

2:42

Recorded by Michael McDermott.

"As a practicing American Buddhist in the Theravada tradition it was a sacred experience for me to see a Buddhist country first hand. As common as churches are in Europe, Thailand and …

2071: Birdsong and the din of cars, Yangon

August 5th, 2018

1:23

Recorded by Michael McDermott.

"Yangon has many beautiful public green spaces. We found time to visit many lovely parks, square and areas along the …

2070: Electronics stores, Yangon

August 5th, 2018

0:26

Recorded by Michael McDermott.

"Walking around Yangon you can get a feel for the various sections of the city. Often blocks are divided up into sections, for example a block of clothing stores, a block of vegetable …

2069: Street cafe in Yangon, Myanmar

August 5th, 2018

0:53

Recorded by Michael McDermott.

"One of the things I loved about Yangon was the food. Myanmar food is quite different than the food of its neighbours Thailand and India, but somehow a mix of the two cuisines. Often food …

2068: Morning crows, Yangon

August 5th, 2018

1:37

Recorded by Michael McDermott. 

"This part of the city was busy area with many small temples, the historical house where current president of Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest for 15 years and home to crows. …

2067: Pentimento

August 5th, 2018

10:00

Crickets in Scopello reimagined by Jeff Dungfelder.

"To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything."

— Goethe

"The foundation of this piece of …

2066: Crickets in Scopello

August 5th, 2018

4:11

Crickets recorded at 1am in Scopello, Sicily by Cities and Memory.

2065: Prosecco festival, Italy

August 5th, 2018

1:03

A raucous prosecco festival in Col San Martino, Italy. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2064: Complicated Conversations

August 5th, 2018

7:32

Portofino in the rain reimagined by John Downey. 

"This was a challenging field recording at first. Though the clip’s title is ‘in the rain,’ …

2063: Paroxysm

August 5th, 2018

3:20

Roman church bells reimagined by Christopher Reed.

"The original field recording was comprised of ringing church bells and street traffic. I love the sound of scanning through AM radio static, especially when driving …

2063: Of time and memory

August 5th, 2018

18:10

Monte Grappa cowbells reimagined by Leon Lewington.

"The title 'Monte Grappa cow bells' was used as a starting point for a personal journey through time and memory. Field recordings from different times and places are …

2062: Sleeptalk

August 5th, 2018

16:03

Campo Santa Margherita (Venice) buskers reimagined by The Black Dog. "Primarily used short musical section with mandolin and guitar as well as a …

2061: Circolosseum process

August 5th, 2018

4:56

Roman reenactment reimagined by Philippe Neau. 

"I reworked the original sound so as to be inside the procession, listening to the underground sounds and feeling the renactment."

2060: Prosecco festival pause

August 5th, 2018

1:54

Prosecco festival at Col San Martino reimagined by Meg Walker.

2058: Riverheart Cittadella

August 5th, 2018

7:30

Cittadella fountain reimagined by Sherman and Field. 

"Recognising a presenting water theme in the Cittadella recording, we sought to create a work that sonically connected our hometown of Ipswich (Australia) to Italy …

2059: Vaporetti Redux

August 5th, 2018

0:36

Venetian vaporetto ride reimagined by Dave Cowlard. 

"Riding a vaporetto means that you are acutely aware of the boat itself and the power needed to move through the water as well as the rush of the city beyond. I …

2057: May I Have This Dance?

August 5th, 2018

4:51

Roman buskers reimagined by Christina Wong. 

"The first thing that popped into my head when I first heard the recording was the idea of playing records on a hot summer day/night. And dancing. 

I asked a few friends …

2056: Eco in the Pantheon

August 5th, 2018

3:58

Pantheon busker reimagined by Giovanna Iorio.

"I was inspired by the idea that the sounds transform inside the wall of the Pantheon."

2055: Vago, Sogno

August 5th, 2018

5:07

Milan metro reimagined by Edd Chango.

"The mechanical and ambient sounds of a trip down an elevator transform into the soundtrack of a daydream in …

2053: Springtime for Krishna

August 5th, 2018

2:30

Hare Krishna dancers in Milan reimagined by Paul Collins. 

"I used the supplied field recording of a dancing Hare Krishna troupe as the introduction …

2052: On board the Sassi Superga

August 5th, 2018

6:15

Reimagined by Bev Boyd. 

"My inspiration was the interactions of the people on board - their laughter, their being there in an every-day way. Organs and accordions were what came to mind when I thought of Turin and I …

2051: Hare Krishna dancing in Milan

August 5th, 2018

1:08

Hare Krishna dancing in the Piazza del Duomo, Milan - recorded by Toni Dimitrov.

2051: Wagner metro, Milan

August 5th, 2018

3:02

An elevator in Wagner metro station, Milan - recorded by Toni Dimitrov.

2049: Portofino in the rain

August 5th, 2018

4:43

The city of Portofino in the rain, recorded by Mark Williamson.

2048: Nessun Dorma at the Pantheon

August 5th, 2018

3:17

A singer performs "Nessun Dorma" for the assembled tourists outside the Pantheon, Rome. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2047: Roman reenactment at the Colosseum

August 5th, 2018

6:38

A Roman historical reenactment parade marches past, close to the Colosseum in Rome. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2042: Bells ring out on Via dei Leutari

August 5th, 2018

1:41

Bells ring out across Rome as we walk down Via dei Leutari. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2046: Busking in Piazza Navona, Rome

August 5th, 2018

4:44

Busking band in Piazza Navona in Rome, as we walk towards the buskers from the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2045: The fountain at Cittadella

August 5th, 2018

3:42

Fountain in the piazza at Caffe ai Portici, Cittadella, Italy - recorded by Cities and Memory.

2044: Vivaldi in Venice

August 5th, 2018

4:29

String-playing buskers perform part of the "Four Seasons" by Vivaldi to entertain passers-by, Venice. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2043: Vaporetto ride, Venice

August 5th, 2018

0:36

Recording of a vaporetto journey in Venice from 2010 - recorded by Cities and Memory.

2042: A chorus of cow bells, Monte Grappa

August 5th, 2018

2:31

Cows feed on the slopes of Monte Grappa - a chorus of cow bells. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2041: Lento Bella Ciao

July 27th, 2018

4:58

Festa della Repubblica songs reimagined by Simon Woods.

"The music section of this piece consists of the notes, chords and bass of the traditional rebel song ‘Bella Ciao’ slowed down and echoed to a point where it …

2040: Parade songs at the Festa della Repubblica

July 27th, 2018

4:35

Military bands and traditional military songs at the 2 June Festa della Repubblica celebration in Rome, Italy. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2039: An accordion player lost at sea

July 27th, 2018

3:42

Helsinki accordion busker reimagined by Ollie Campbell.

"The geographical location of the original recording and the seagulls that you can hear …

2038: Accordion busker, Helsinki

July 27th, 2018

3:34

Accordion busker outside the Old Market Hall in Helsinki, Finland - recorded by Cities and Memory.

2037: Death and the Violin: Revenge of the Busker

July 26th, 2018

4:28

Castel Sant'Angelo busker, Rome, reimagined by Mark Taylor. 

"All the music in my reimagined version was created directly from fragments of the original field recording; nothing new has been added. Various snippets of …

2036: Violin busker, Castel Sant'Angelo

July 26th, 2018

2:49

A violin busker on the bridge to Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, recorded by Cities and Memory.

2035: Borsellino and Falcone: death of anti-mafia magistrates

July 25th, 2018

2:19

2 June celebrations in Rome reimagined by Cristina Marras.

"2018 is the 26th anniversary of the Mafia murder of anti-mafia prosecutors Paolo …

2034: Festa della Repubblica, Rome

July 25th, 2018

1:35

Soldiers march past, playing music and singing songs as part of the Festa della Repubblica celebrations in Rome, 2 June 2017. Recorded by Cities and …

2033: San Siro - theatre of football

July 25th, 2018

13:16

Inter Milan vs. Lazio reimagined by Andy Lyon.

"The approach I took was to create three live recordings in Sensomusic Usine Hollyhock 3 using parts …

2033: Inter Milan vs. Lazio, San Siro

July 25th, 2018

7:21

Crowd chants and noise from Inter Milan 0-0 Lazio in December 2017 at the San Siro stadium, Milan. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2032: Liquid love

July 24th, 2018

9:25

Radio City Milano festival reimagined by Serena Ferando. 

"I grew up not far from Milan, and through the years have spent time in Milan for research and pleasure. This piece captures the soundscape of my summer on the …

2031: Radio City Milano 2018

July 24th, 2018

3:25

The Radio City Milano festival 2018 in Sempione Park, Milan. Recorded by Toni Dimitrov.

2029: Vabbuò Stromboli

July 23rd, 2018

3:45

Stromboli port reimagined by Elisabetta Senesi. 

"The piece is a brief reimagination of this volcanic island where locals inhabit the space in a …

2030: Night time in the port of Stromboli

July 23rd, 2018

4:48

Container are unloaded, scooters drive past and night time walkers pass by in the small port on the island of Stromboli, off Sicily. Recorded by …

2028: Traghetto Tune

July 23rd, 2018

5:09

Traghetto crossing in Venice reimagined by Michael Lilley.

"I used my Ipad, volca beats, korg wavestation to make an atypically melodic composition, …

2027: Maddalena's Trip No. 3

July 23rd, 2018

8:53

Piazza della Maddalena reimagined by Andy Billington. 

"I built out additional sample packs from social media and YouTube connected with "Piazza della Maddalena" as a search prompt. 

Italian Fire Service updates, hand …

2026: String quartet, Piazza Maddalena, Rome

July 23rd, 2018

2:57

A string quartet performs outside restaurants at Piazza Maddalena in Rome. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2025: Conversation at the Al Bottegon bàcaro, Venice

July 22nd, 2018

3:01

Conversation outside the Al Bottegon bàcaro bar in Venice - recorded by Cities and Memory.

2024: Dialogue on a traghetto, Venice

July 22nd, 2018

0:13

Traghetto oarsmen in conversation as they row across the Grand Canal, Venice. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2019: The Mathematics of the Dream

July 20th, 2018

6:04

Burano piazza reimagined by Lee Clift. 

"Using the original field recording source I sliced the audio at interesting percussive points, arranging the samples into a musical gridded format, I looped it continuously to …

2023: (Tram) way of life

July 20th, 2018

4:20

The Sassi-Superga tramway reimagined by Tenali Hrenak.

2022: The metro was loud so I got off and walked

July 20th, 2018

7:12

Rome's metro reimagined by Joel Graham. "The beginning is a short part of the original with a door shut. The rest is the original recording processed into "pseudo lo-fi ambient nature". 

I added my own footsteps."

2021: The Sassi-Superga tramway

July 20th, 2018

3:59

A steep-line tramway first opened in 1884, connecting the Sassi suburb of Turin, Italy to the Superga hillside monument. Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2020: The sounds of Rome's metro system

July 20th, 2018

5:44

Metro trip from Rome Termini to S. Pietro station, recorded by Cities and Memory.

2019: Piazza ambience, Burano

July 20th, 2018

1:02

The sounds of Piazza Galuppi on the island of Burano, Venice. 

Recorded by Cities and Memory.

2018: L'Ascensione

July 9th, 2018

9:19

The stairs inside the Duomo of Milan, reimagined by Vladlen Tepes. 

"Original recording of climbing the stairs of the Duomo cathedral is playing …

2017: Climbing up the Duomo, Milan

July 9th, 2018

1:33

Climbing the steps of the Duomo in Milan, recorded by Cities and Memory.

2016: Aliscafo

July 9th, 2018

3:31

Hydrofoil at Favignana, reimagined by Richard Watts. 

"I really liked the strange rhythmns in the background of the original recording as the hydrofoil cuts through the waves so have tried to reproduce those. I also …

2015: Hydrofoil departs the harbour at Favignana

July 9th, 2018

4:20

Hydrofoil departs the harbour at Favignana, off the coast of Sicily. Recorded by Cities and Memory. 

Photographer: Danilo Cedrone Credit: Courtesy …

2014: A cry for democracy

July 1st, 2018

4:04

Tahrir Square protest in Cairo reimagined by Cities and Memory. Pulsing waves of brass instruments create a sense of foreboding, over a bed of …

Loading ...

Download the RadioPublic app for
 FREE and never miss an episode.

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store