Types of sound

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There are many different categories of sounds, from the natural to the man-made. Here, we arrange the sounds from Cities and Memory into common categories so you can listen to the similarities and differences around the world – and to their reimagined, alternative versions.

Bell sounds

Birdsong

Churches, temples and cathedrals

Fairground sounds

Harbour and ship sounds

Museums and libraries

Musical sounds

Nightlife sounds

Protest sounds

Shops and markets

Sports sounds

Stations and airports

Storms and rain

Subterranean sounds

Travel sounds

Water sounds

What do you think?