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The ten best sounds of August 2014

Summer’s over, guys – we’re heading into autumn. Here’s a look back at the best sounds from the end of the summer. They come from as far afield as Brisbane, San Francisco, Florence and London, and feature nine different sound artists and recordists. Explore the

What the sounds of the internet look like

Earlier in the year, sound artist Matt Parker submitted some sounds from his project investigating the sounds of the internet, via the sounds of data centres around the world – his remix of Birmingham City University’s data centre was haunting and immersive. To accompany his

Birmingham New Street station – as remixed by Kraftwerk

Passing through airports and stations while travelling always throws up the fascinating sounds of transit and transportation – while many of the sounds of stations and airports can be generic, often you’ll hear things unique to that country or to that city. Here we pay

The top ten sounds from April 2014

Time for our monthly roundup of the best sounds from around the world, both those we’ve made ourselves in the Cities and Memory labs, and those submitted by artists and field recordists. This month we’ve had a bumper crop of contributions from lots of people,

Guest sound: What does cloud computing sound like?

A submission from musician and composer Matt Parker today, who sends these spacey, industrial sounds from the data centre at Birmingham City University (pictured), as part of an ongoing project around data centres and cloud computing more generally. Matt explains: “I have been working on