Burano piazza reimagined by Lee Clift. "Using the original field recording source I sliced the audio at interesting percussive points, arranging the samples into a musical gridded format, I looped it continuously to form the blueprint of the composition. "Using many different types of effect buss channels I condensed the audio further and further until the layers revealed the final arrangement. This is an oversimplification of a very long adding and subtracting process. "The title came...
Rome's metro reimagined by Joel Graham. "The beginning is a short part of the original with a door shut. The rest is the original recording processed into "pseudo lo-fi ambient nature". I added my own footsteps."
The stairs inside the Duomo of Milan, reimagined by Vladlen Tepes. "Original recording of climbing the stairs of the Duomo cathedral is playing through the entire track, resonates with my Eurorack modular gear to create a drone pad and with some delay for occasional rhythm. I was trying to achieve the impression of a slow, constant ascension from the reverberant darkness of the cathedral interior to the bright light of day on the top."
Hydrofoil at Favignana, reimagined by Richard Watts. "I really liked the strange rhythmns in the background of the original recording as the hydrofoil cuts through the waves so have tried to reproduce those. I also like the talking between the mother and child so have included that." Photographer: Danilo Cedrone Credit: Courtesy of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Tahrir Square protest in Cairo reimagined by Cities and Memory. Pulsing waves of brass instruments create a sense of foreboding, over a bed of filtered and manipulated sections of the field recording. Snippets from the protest jump in and out, mirrored by mournful excerpts of singing.
Frogs in Fort Canning Park reimagined by Cities and Memory. Taking inspiration from sound effect and foley artists in movies often starting with animal sounds as their base to create fantastic monster sounds, here we've built a soundscape including weird alien calls that have been constructed from the original frog sounds. Every sound in the piece is derived from the original recording. Photo by Matthew Kosloski on Unsplash.
Wua Lai night market, Chiang Mai, Thailand, recorded by Marcel Gnauk of Free to use Sounds. "This market is every Saturday and one of the biggest and longest markets in Chiangmai and if I remember correctly the largest I have ever been. You can hang out easily 3 hours and get lost between all the vendors, the locals, and the tourists. "The length of the street is about 1 km with many little sideways alleys. You can visit the market starting at 4 pm until midnight. "If you don’t like...
Costa Rican howler monkeys reimagined by Cities and Memory. We've reimagined the howler monkeys as the monsters from some 1950s sci-fi B-movie, by splicing multiple trailers, soundtracks and dialogue samples from different Z-rated monster movies into a soundscape in which the guttural howl of these wonderful creatures takes centre stage.
Recorded by Marcel Gnauk of Free To Use Sounds. "I looked out of our apartment window and only two meters from me, I saw a howler monkey family with over 10 monkeys sitting and eating in the tree. I took my equipment as fast as I could and started recording and the “concert” began."