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Tag: Peter Lloyd

How to reimagine a sound in ten easy steps

One of the most frequently-asked questions we get from musicians, artists and curious visitors approaching Cities and Memory for the first time is ‘how do I go about reimagining a sound?’ or ‘what does remixing a field recording actually mean?’. It’s a perfectly valid question, of course – one person’s

Pianos and crickets in Florence

“I began by trying to build up the resonance behind the crickets with short harmonized piano scales, in an attempt to create ‘ghost echoes’, but later added more structure to the piece with piano and organ melodies and programmed drums, all the while keeping the original looped scales in the mix.”

12 noon: Children playing football, Silbersacktwiete

Here we go then – 24 hours in the life of Hamburg, told through its sounds, and reinterpreted by 32 sound artists from all over the world. So where do we start? Perhaps with the first recording I took after leaving my new temporary home in Hamburg, and within a