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Si… No? An oblique look at Venice

“Despite the apparent contradiction, «Si… No?» is a common way of asking for confirmation in Romance languages, and is often used as a kind of question tag, similar to the English «…right?». A loop of the phrase, accompanied by the cadence of the waves on the Canale, helped me hold that together.”

#MuseumWeek – Cities and Memory’s museum highlights

This week, Museum Week is being celebrated around the world, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to assemble the highlights of our field recordings and reimagined sounds from various museums and exhibitions around the world. Here are the Cities and Memory museum highlights for

The sounds of Venice’s Acqua Alta bookshop

A visit today to one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world – Acqua Alta in Venice, which has entire gondolas full of books inside, and opens out directly onto the canals of Venice. Thus, inside the bookshop – as well as the sounds

A symphony for San Marco, Venice

A special treat today – this is one of my favourite field recordings from recent months, a real hair-standing-up-on-the-back-of-the-neck moment. In the world-famous, incredibly busy St. Mark’s Square in Venice (Piazza San Marco), the typical sounds of cafe bands, crowds and chatter are interrupted by

Sound map of Venice from the year 1500

We’ve created an interactive sound map of Venice dating back to the year 1500, by overlaying our reimagined sounds of the Serenissima Repubblica onto Jacopo de Barbari’s iconic map of the city from above (currently housed at the British Museum). Explore this amazing map while