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The sacred sounds of Montreal, Canada

Our Canadian contributors were busy during our Sacred Spaces callout, with a diverse range of sounds coming in from the creative city of Montreal, and an equally diverse range of reinterpretations.

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

Duckin’ and Dodgin’

“”I mean, what are the odds of getting a good, strong signal, behind the steel bars and reinforced concrete of a prison? To add to the vibe, I whipped out a little contraption of my own making: two springs from a Luxo lamp, suspended over an empty 19 inch rack enclosure. Makes great steely reverb sounds when bowing the springs with a cello bow, and works well as a percussion instrument too.”

Nantes: the haunted swing

Nantes, France – a contributor sent us this recording from the back yard of a restaurant, with a distinctively creaking playground swing in action. Here’s how one artist imagined the swing as a haunted relic.