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The street sounds of Amsterdam

Often when you visit a new city in a new country, it’s the most everyday sounds that immediately stand out to you as exotic, as different – the sounds that residents quickly come to ignore as part of the tapestry of their daily lives. Outside

buskers in Paris

Feral cities – Paris, France

Join us in Paris, as this field recording takes us to the Trocadero metro station, where a group of Jewish musicians play a klezmer-style arrangement of the traditional song Shalom Aleichem, which is typically sung on Friday evenings upon returning home from synagogue prayers and

Well-Being Cities – launching today!

Today we’re excited to launch a very special global project – Well-Being Cities. It’s a unique collaboration between Cities and Memory and C40, a global network of mayors of nearly 100 world-leading cities collaborating to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the
polar sounds

Open call – reimagine the sounds of the polar seas

We're proud to announce an open call for an exciting global sound project, one that brings together art and science to investigate the sounds of the world's most remote locations - the polar seas. Polar Sounds is a unique project asking artists to reimagine some of the

Fighting Covid on the railways of Italy

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, it continues to alter the sounds of our world, too. On board this regional train from Vicenza to San Pietro in Gù in northern Italy during January 2022, you can hear announcements including reminders about testing and mask wearing