We’d love to hear from you, whether you’d like to submit a sound, have an idea for a collaboration or an article, or would simply like to know more about the project.

Please send us a message using the contact form below or email stuart (AT) citiesandmemory (DOT) com:

Submit your sounds

We’d love to have your submissions to Cities and Memory, wherever you are in the world. You can submit sounds directly to our Dropbox account using this link.

You can send us a field recording, a reimagined sound or both: submission guidelines are over here.

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Field recording guides

Over the years, we’ve created several guides to field recording and sound design – here we collect them all for you to explore.

Field recording


What makes a field recording special?  fifteen field recordists tell us about their favourite ever recording

Eight things that make a field recording special – eight factors that lift a field recording from good to great

The top 5 things you need to make a great field recording – just getting started? Think about these five questions before you hit ‘record’Field recording in Cornwall

Ten top simple field recording tips – ten essential tips for beginners (and for experts to refresh their memories with)

The essential field recording & sound books – our compilation of the best reads on field recording, on sound, and for general inspiration

Sound design


How to reimagine a sound in ten easy steps – some examples of the incredible and different ways artists have reimagined sounds

The best tools for sound design 2015 – 21 of the best tools for sound design, sound art and music making, as rated by our contributors

The best free sound design tools – working on a budget? You can make incredible sounds for free with our roundup of the best free tools out there