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About the Cities and Memory sound map

This global sound map is the heart of the Cities and Memory project, remixing the world one sound at a time.

Every point on the map contains two sounds – first, the documentary field recording of that time and place as it really was, and secondly a reimagined composition built from the original recording.

In this way, you can choose to navigate the real sounds of the world, or an alternative, recomposed sound world created by the collective imagination of more than 1,000 artists – or flip between the two at leisure.

The sound map covers more than 100 countries and territories with more than 5,000 sounds – and is growing all the time, as Cities and Memory continues to map and reimagine the sounds of the world.

Sound map technology built by Tim Waterfield.

Listen to the latest sounds in our Spotify podcast:

As well as browsing the sound map above, you can subscribe to the latest Cities and Memory sounds via: