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Open call – help us remix the world this summer

It’s summertime, so we’re taking the opportunity to open up the Cities and Memory sound database to you all and to ask – “will you help us remix the world?” We’re looking for artists to reimagine a sound from around the world throughout June and July, and we’ve had some very

Buona Festa della Repubblica, Italy!

The second of June marks Festa della Repubblica in Italy, one of the national symbols of the country, with a central celebration taking place every year in Rome. We were there in 2017 to record the sounds of the parade, as every possible branch of


Trams and ferries: travelling in Lisbon

Lisbon is a stunning city – and some of its transportation is among the most iconic in Europe, most notably its famous tram system. On our sonic tour of Lisbon, our first stop is aboard the tram network, as recorded first by Luís Antero, who

Put the needle on the record

What does the sound of a luggage bag being dragged along mean to you? For Loz Colbert, who performs with the band RIDE, it became a document of life travelling as a musician, as he told us when he sent this field recording from Paris:

seoul airport

Dreaming in Seoul airport

We’re off to South Korea today, to tune into this wonderful, detailed soundscape from the Seoul airport Incheon International, recorded by Marcel Gnauk. City version: The recomposition of Seoul airport by de Velden resulted in this excellent piece: “I wanted to explore the sense of