We asked some of our contributors to reveal all and tell us about some of their favourite tools for sound design, music and sonic manipulation. Read on for some serious sonic inspiration.
We’re very happy to release a guest album today! Long-time Cities and Memory contributor Martin Kristopher, AKA 3dtorus, has put together a reimagined version of an entire journey around Berlin’s iconic Ringbahn.
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.
“The listener is invited to walk out of the woods towards the cliffs, with a permanent view onto the sea. It was deliberately decided not to use field recordings in this piece, because that appeared way too easy to me. I wanted to create the impression of endless width, wind and waves and a longing for the open sea and distant shores only by using synthesizers and spatial effects.”
“It’s the soundscape I hear every day when I’m working in the studio, cooking, eating, sleeping, cheering, worrying, put shortly it’s the soundtrack for most of my life at the moment (if you subtract the music I produce and listen to…). So when my new recorder arrived, I had both a plan and an idea of what to do with it.”