As part of our overall Sound Waves project, 38 sound artists from around the world have submitted a field recording and reimagining of water somewhere in the world: ocean, river, lake, stream, swimming pool, boiling kettle, splash of a puddle – anything in which water is the defining sound. These reimagined sounds have been recomposed and re-edited by Cities and Memory into this 30-minute mixed sound piece incorporating many of the sounds in a new context.
“It sparked a memory for me of a time I was in Madrid in 2004 and recorded a taxi driver’s protest (it was about the killing of a taxi driver). I’ve used elements of that along with the Seville protest to create something new.”
Seagulls are an important soundmark in many coastal locations, especially around the UK, where they’ve become hulking, chip-stealing monstrosities of legend to many people. The gulls of Bath aren’t quite so physically imposing as some of the more directly coastal specimens around Britain, but what they lack in size they