Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies

Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies sees dozens of sound artists all over the world reinterpret and reimagine field recordings, using Eno and Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies cards as creative inspiration for their reworking of the original source sound.

Each artist selected a source field recording to reimagine, and was then allocated two Oblique Strategy cards, which they used to guide, inform and inspire their reimagined version of the recording. Thus, the project builds a whole world of new sounds, created and divined by chance and oblique inspiration.

See the sound in context on the map below, and listen to them in full using the playlist at the bottom of the page.

Oblique Strategies sound map

Oblique Strategies playlist