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Spring Project – help us remix the world

Twice per year, we unlock the Cities and Memory vaults and invite you inside to help us remix the world, one sound at a time – this is the Spring Project open call! If you’d like to reimagine a sound to be part of the

Polar Sounds in the news

Our Polar Sounds project has been in the news all over the world over the last few weeks – and we’ve collected together a few of the highlights here for you to read, listen to and enjoy: Interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme Feature

L’immacolata – church bells in the forest

Cesuna, northern Italy: in this field recording, church bells ring in the forest just outside the entrance to a long pedestrian tunnel that is part of a footpath made from an old train track. The train track ran from Asiago to Rocchette and has now

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