We’re delighted to let you know that The British Library is now archiving all Cities and Memory field recordings and original compositions as part of its permanent digital archive, the Sound and Moving Image Catalogue.
All sounds that are uploaded via our podcast will automatically enter into the British Library archive on a permanent basis – you can search for all Cities and Memory sounds (and by the name of artist or field recordist) at this link to view the full collection.
The collection also contains all of the tracks taken from the album releases on our Bandcamp page.
You can see an example of the catalogue entry for our Sounds of the Year 2021 album below.
The sounds can be access in the Library via the Listening and Viewing Service, which provides free onsite public access to its collection of recorded sound and video. Users can hear any item from the Library’s extensive holdings of published and unpublished recordings of music, wildlife, drama, literature, and oral history – including the Cities and Memory sounds.