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Enjoy the natural world in sound

Cities and Memory has launched another fabulous project. This time they explore the natural world in Sounding Nature, “the biggest ever global exploration of the beautiful sounds of nature.” Artists from around the globe have reimagined 500 sounds from 55 countries.

Click the second link to listen to the captured natural sounds and the reimagined sounds they inspired.

Visit any place on Earth from your desktop

and listen to local sounds.  Thomas McMullan, Alphr.com interviews Stuart Fowkes, the founder of Cities and Memory, “a sound recording project with global ambitions.” What will you find at the Cities and Memory site? McMullan writes that:

[Y]ou’ll find a map, busy with pins. They cover Tokyo, Paris, LA, London, Oslo, Hawaii, Havana and hundreds of other locations. Click on one of these pointers, any of these pointers, and you’ll find two sounds: “city” and “memory”.

Fowkes notes that every place has two sounds.  One, City, is a field recording of a time and place, while the other, Memory, takes the field recording and “creates something new, according to the artistic response, memory, and reaction of whoever is creating the recomposed or reimagined sound.”

It’s a fascinating site and project, and is well worth a visit.