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The organ of Bath Abbey goes dark

What sound map of the city of Bath would be complete without a sample of the organ from its famous Abbey?

We were fortunate enough to catch some organ practice on a Sunday afternoon and pick up some of the sounds of the booming, majestic organ echoing around the huge abbey interior.

9.30 am – Are we creating a sonic model city?

You can’t see all of Miniatur Wunderland in just half an hour, so we stay a little longer, and take Oxford sound artist Lee Riley along for the ride with us too. This time we hear a tiny police chase taking place in a model version of Hamburg, followed by

The ten best sounds of September 2014

Wow, where did September go? I’m heading to Hamburg in a few days, which will be the major focus of Cities and Memory throughout October, but before then here’s a summary of the best sounds we’ve heard on the site last month. It’s been a UK-heavy month, with just England

Nightmare on the Megadance

Continuing our series on the sounds of the funfair, next up is the sound of the Megadance, one of the rides that generates by proportion the greatest volume of teenage screaming, as a row of seated people are whizzed around in circles as if bolted to the inside of a

When two people remix the same field recording

Remixes are like buses – you wait for ages and then two come along at once. I’d had a recording of Giotto’s campanile in Florence in the remixing bank for six months or so, and recently Amber-Zoe Cheesman submitted a remix of that sound. Now Oxford-based sound artist and previous