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Up close with Hurricane Harvey

A remarkable sound today, as we hear Hurricane Harvey close up and personal with this recording by Timothy Grieve-Carlson, who writes: “On the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey brought a wave of strong thunderstorms into Houston before it eventually settled over the city for days of rain.

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San Siro – the cathedral of football

Today we’re visiting one of the most famous sporting venues in Europe, the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. This recording was taken during Inter Milan vs. Lazio in December 2017, a freezing night inside this incredible impressive “cathedral of football”, close to an 80,000 sellout. The most striking sonic

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The sound of Bolivia’s salt flats

An unusual sound for you today, as we hear the crunch of salt crystals underfoot, trekking across the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia, in this recording by Mark Wilden.  Andy Lyon created this excellent reimagined version, and writes: “Salar De Unuyi is the world’s largest salt flat. It conjures

Village life in Laos

A walkthrough of a tiny village in Laos today, recorded by Mark Wilden – you can hear a large vehicle drive past, the creaking of some kind of machinery, perhaps a water pump or similar, the voices of children, and the sounds of daily work. It’s a peaceful slice of

The best sound design tools of 2016

This time last year, we presented our round up of the best sound design tools of 2015, as suggested by Cities and Memory contributing artists. Here, we update the piece for 2016 by asking several of our most frequent contributors which tools they’ve been using to work with sound this