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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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Hamburg Sounds

In October 2014, I spent four days in the city of Hamburg simply listening to its sounds, gathering and collecting them. I distributed these sounds around the world to 32 artists and musicians spanning ten countries.

Each of them has chosen a sound (or sounds) from the collection, taken inspiration from it and produced a reimagined version of that part of the city using the original field recording.

 On 3 November 2014, we presented 41 sounds in 24 hours to map and reimagine the sounds of Hamburg over the period of a day.

Today, you can hear all 41 sounds and explore the sound map in full here.

A collection of 24 of the sounds, representing one day, were released as an album in December 2014 by German label Mobius Spin. The album is available as a free download here.

The sounds of a city have never been presented like this before – both as a true-to-life documentary of a day in its life, but also as a complete artistic reinterpretation of one city, as heard by people from as far afield as Cape Town, San Francisco and Barcelona.

On the surface this is Hamburg, Germany – but beneath that, this is about the intersection between places as we experience them at the time and places as we remember them later.

#HamburgSounds playlist


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