2017 has been a big year for Cities and Memory – from large-scale projects about spirituality and protest to international media coverage and exhibitions, here’s our roundup of the year:
Sounds in the project
Countries on the sound map
2017 project: Sacred Spaces
Sacred Spaces, which launched in February 2017, was our exploration of the sounds of spirituality and religion around the world, from bells and prayer to temples and song.
Listen below for an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (seven million listeners – hope we didn’t sound too nervous!):
2017 project: Protest & Politics
Once again, more than 100 artists took part, recomposing everything from Trump and Brexit to environmental, social and religious protests across dozens of countries.
2017: events and exhibitions
In March we presented an interactive installation of recomposed sounds from our home city of Oxford at the world’s oldest public museum, the Ashmolean. Here’s a quick look:
Ashmolean Museum installation
Reviews of the year: Sound tools and albums
Sounds of the Year 2017: download the free album
A final and heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed a reimagined piece or a field recording to the project this year – it couldn’t happen without you!
Find out more about everyone who’s taken part in Cities and Memory on our contributors page.