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Cardiff Castle – We’ll Meet Again

Haunting snatches of “We’ll Meet Again” drift down the stone corridors inside Cardiff Castle, evoking memories of wartime. Here’s how that sound was reimagined by artist Ellen Southern.

World Listening Day – Sound Waves composition

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.

World Listening Day: giving a voice to water

“I was interested in how the drips can start off very fast, like a blur, and then over a few minutes, slow right down. This gave me the idea of recording vocal interpretations of these phases of different speeds, and overlaying them.I pitched each voice across an octave of a whole tone scale, a rootless and particularly watery-sounding scale.”