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A sister vessel: Paris, France

The storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789 has been commemorated in France for more than a century. Today, the festivities of July 14 are as popular as ever and in Paris, the celebrations culminate with a magnificent fireworks display at the Eiffel


Sao Bento, Porto – The Navigator

The Sao Bento train station in Porto, Portugal is a stunning space and no mistake – the entrance hall is full of beautiful azulejo tile images depicting scenes from Portuguese history, and the experience is more like walking into a historical palace than a train

Albums of the year 2022

Looking back, we’ve been compiling our annual best albums of the year lists since 2014, which makes this our eighth attempt at summarising our favourite music from the last 12 months (first winner? Einstürzende Neubauten in 2014). Whereas last year’s unifying thread among our favourite

Cities and Memory: year in review 2022

It's been another huge year for the Cities and Memory project, with our global sound map hitting 110 countries and territories, and international projects launched covering shortwave radio, urban well-being and disappearing sounds. Here's how our 2022 panned out - and a massive THANK YOU
Obsolete Sounds

Launching today – Obsolete Sounds

Today sees the launch of Obsolete Sounds, the biggest ever collection of the obsolete and disappearing sounds of the world, covering everything from dusty VHS cassettes, vintage video games and old mobile phones to melting glacier ice and endangered traditional songcraft. The project documents not just