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Cities and Memory in the British Library catalogue

We’re delighted to let you know that The British Library is now archiving all Cities and Memory field recordings and original compositions as part of its permanent digital archive, the Sound and Moving Image Catalogue. All sounds that are uploaded via our podcast will automatically


Join the Cities and Memory community on Discord!

The Cities and Memory community has launched onto Discord! If you’re a Discord user, join us for an open space in which we can discuss anything related to sound, field recording, composition, music-making and of course Cities and Memory projects. We’re hoping the space will

The war against poverty in Zealandia

This piece from our Well-Being Cities project is based on a field recording from Zealandia, formerly known as the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a protected natural area in Wellington, New Zealand, the first urban completely fenced ecosanctuary, where the biodiversity of 225 ha of

IMAGE: Steven Lek, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The street sounds of Amsterdam

Often when you visit a new city in a new country, it’s the most everyday sounds that immediately stand out to you as exotic, as different – the sounds that residents quickly come to ignore as part of the tapestry of their daily lives. Outside

Ubuntu: street soundscapes in Cuba

The next stop on our tour of the Well-Being Cities project is Havana, Cuba, where a field recording of a street soundscape by Jack Hyde starts with crowds going about their daily business. Halfway through, some wonderful Cuban music plays from a nearby bar as