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
“I wanted to take them completely out of the blues/prison context and view them as a part of a late night groove headspace. At the moment I was inspired by reading a quote by Pablo Picasso: “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.””
Dada hits Norway today, as we hear a granulated tram in Oslo, and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness inspires a new piece from Bergen.
After a month of exploring some fascinating sonic approaches to Utopia, our journey has finally come to a close. To mark the occasion, today we’re launching a FREE ALBUM of Utopia sounds. We’ve chosen twelve highlights that we think flow together as an album and a listening experience, as well as representing some of the many approaches taken to imagining Utopia in sound.
“I was on a high; it felt perfect. I was on a beach at St Malo, and I recorded the sound of the waves. I returned to the ‘full catastrophe’ of life, something unbalanced, imperfect, and very different to that even moment of sound, space, solitude, satisfaction. What if I’d stayed there in that moment? Would I not be cheated out of the truth, of life?”