Cities and Memories: 24 hours of sounds and urban space
The city is your own experience of it. It’s about memory, not about documentary – as coloured and distorted as an old photograph – and that’s what this project celebrates.
Today starting at 12 noon GMT, Cities and Memory will launch the first project of its kind: a real time re-interpretation of a day – 24 hours – immersed in the soundscape of the city of Hamburg.
But, as the mind behind the project says
It could be any city, but at the same time it could only be Hamburg on 3 November 2014.
Yes because Stuart spent four days in Hamburg listening to the sounds of the city and grabbing fragments of recordings here and there. Sounds are an unavoidable, often annoying, fundamental part of our everyday experience of a city, and sound designers, architects and even Google are more and more collaborating and experimenting starting from this evident but under-investigated assumption.
The Hamburg fragments were then sent around the globe to 32 sound artists who were free to remix, manipulate, and give a new identity to that time and that place and that city.
On November the 3rd, all this fragments will be played back and streamed here over 24 hours to reinvent Hamburg through its sounds. A unique new project, hopefully the first of many: and who knows what we will discover of a place that we think we know very well, through its reinterpreted soundscape.
The cover pic is by Emeka Ogboh.