In part one, we heard from 15 field recordists, who shared their favourite recorded sounds. Here, we take a closer look at what they told us and draw some conclusions about the factors that lift an everyday field recording up to the level of a sound you might remember forever.
Over years of field recording, we’ve often pondered the question ‘what makes a field recording special?’ Just what is it that elevates one recording from the everyday to something that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck? In this two-part series, we ask fifteen notable field
Following hot on the heels of our Hamburg-based album Erinnerungen an eine Stadt, we’re pleased to offer up the first in (hopefully) a series of free downloads highlighting the very best of Cities and Memory. It’s been quite a first year for us, with 60 contributors, sounds spread across 23 countries
We get off the bus a couple of stops early and take a walk to see a bit more of suburban Hamburg, or at least a little further away from the centre, and the road we walk down goes directly over the autobahn running into the heart of the city.
Our first time in a new continent this Friday, with a visit to Australia courtesy of Guadalajara-based sound artist Emmanuel Galvan. He’s taken a recording of the Victoria Bridge, right at the heart of Brisbane, and turned it into some deep electronica, best explained here in his own words: “I