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Think back to a favorite place...do you recall what it sounded like? Sound can be a powerful trigger for memories, and the Cities and Memory project plays with this phenomenon by collecting and mapping user-submitted field recordings along with remixed "sonic reimaginings" of those recordings. Founded by UK sound artist and musician Stuart Fowkes, Cities and Memory has a global scope, featuring contributions from individuals in over 80 countries. Visitors may explore Cities and Memory through a series of global collaborative themed projects, which visitors will find via the Sound Projects tab. These projects, which range from the artistic to the documentary, explore the interconnections between sound and place. For example, "The Next Station" maps the London Underground through sound, featuring field recordings captured at 55 Tube stations (the "city versions") alongside creative sound edits (or "memory versions") that evoke the memory and experience of being Tube passengers. Visitors can also explore this project via an interactive map available on the project's homepage.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-07-27
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0727

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