As part of our overall Sound Waves project, 38 sound artists from around the world have submitted a field recording and reimagining of water somewhere in the world: ocean, river, lake, stream, swimming pool, boiling kettle, splash of a puddle – anything in which water is the defining sound. These reimagined sounds have been recomposed and re-edited by Cities and Memory into this 30-minute mixed sound piece incorporating many of the sounds in a new context.
For our next sound, we remain in sunny Seville – today, we take in another immediately-recognisable sound mark of the city, the sound of horse and carriage. All over Seville, traditional horse-drawn carriages ferry tourists from one landmark to another, with the central hub around the cathedral and Alcazar palace, where horses go past every couple of minutes as taxis would in most other cities.
February might be a short month, but for us it’s been packed with sounds as diverse as an exploding building, a call to prayer, the mighty bells of St. Mark’s Square and the sounds of nature from the Cradle of Humankind. Here’s our pick of the ten top sounds of
Meknes, Morocco. A cry rings out from a minaret over the streets of Meknes, calling people to prayer. This classic North African field recording was contributed by Gavin Prior, and picked up by Oxford-based sound artist Alex Hehir to reimagine. He’s taken the rich, melodic reverbs of the prayer field recording