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.
Enjoy these ambient sounds, courtesy of Cities and Memory. Cities and Memory says that they’ve “created a bespoke collection of some of the most gorgeous ambient field recordings from our huge worldwide database, to create four ambient collections – the sounds of waves, rainstorms, birdsong and bells.”
[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.