Sounding Out!

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Inspired by how sound and memory interact, Cities and Memoryis a sound program with the aim of remixing the world, one sound at a time, existing on the (already quite blurred) line between documentary field recording and sound art.

Its primary manifestation is an online global sound map,on which every location boasts two sounds, the city and the memory. The city sound is the faithful, documentary field recording capturing that place at that time, as it existed and was heard. The memory sound is a reimagined, remixed, reinterpreted version of that sound: everything from oral reconstructions, full-on techno tracks built around a field recording, ambient reimaginings, and all the points in between, as summarized in this roundup of creative approaches from

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Published by Brian Anthony Hardie

artist, musician, and poet from Portland, Oregon.

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