Post-Rock - Electronica - Noise

Erinnerungen an eine Stadt - Karhide


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Release Date:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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This album presents the sounds of a city as you’ve never heard them before.

Stuart from Cities and Memory spent four days in the city of Hamburg simply listening to its sounds, gathering and collecting them. The sounds were then distributed  around the world to 32 artists and musicians spanning ten countries.

Each of them has chosen a sound (or sounds) from the collection, taken inspiration from it and produced a reimagined version of that part of the city using the original field recording.

On 3 November 2014, we presented 41 sounds in 24 hours to map and reimagine the sounds of Hamburg over the period of a day. Today, you can hear all 41 sounds and explore the sound map in full atwww.citiesandmemory.com.

On this album, we present 24 sounds representing 24 hours, but we take you on a geographical journey across the city from west to east, beginning at Willkomm Hoeft and ending in Ohlsdorf.

The sounds of a city have never been presented like this before – both as a true-to-life documentary of a day in its life, but also as a complete artistic reinterpretation of one city, as heard by people from as far afield as Cape Town, San Francisco and Barcelona.

On the surface this is Hamburg, Germany – but beneath that, this is about the intersection between places as we experience them at the time and places as we remember them later.

– Stuart Fowkes, Cities and Memory, December 2014.