Cities and Memory is a global collaborative sound project that presents field recordings of the world, but also reimagined, recomposed versions of those recordings - remixing the world, one sound at a time.

What you'll hear in the podcast are our latest sounds - either a field recording from somewhere in the world, or a remixed new composition based solely on the sounds of the world. Each podcast description tells you more about what you're hearing, and where it came from.

There are currently almost 2,500 sounds featured on our sound map, spread over more than 85 countries. The sounds cover parts of the world as diverse as the hubbub of San Francisco’s main station, traditional fishing women’s songs in Lake Turkana, the sound of computer data centres in Birmingham, spiritual temple chanting in New Taipei City or the hum of the vaporetto engines in Venice. You can explore the project in full at

Space is the Place
  1. STS-7: That Was Definitely an E-ticket!
  2. Shuttle landing gear drop
  3. The start of a sentimental journey into history
  4. Shuttle Landing Gear Drop (Philippe Neau version)
Natural phenomena
  1. Cliff Geyser, Yellowstone
  2. Stochastic Flows
  3. Geyser Hill, Yellowstone
  4. Water Souls
Sounding Nature
  1. The fate of bees
  2. The bees of Cotswolds Lavender
  3. Storm in a shipping container
  4. In the storm
  1. Dusk chorus in the Congo rainforest
  2. The forests of Yakushima, Japan
  3. The gods of Yakushima
  4. Protect the 62 per cent
  1. A windy morning in Essaouira
  2. Wind sounds on Balboa Island
  3. With whispering ambitions
  4. Strong winds overlooking a cliff face
  1. Clipping insects
  2. Traces, Patterns, Calls
  3. Creature concert at Doi Suthep national park
  4. The neverending sheen of insect noise
Amphibians and reptiles
  1. Frog Eyes
  2. Frog Night Assembly
  3. Dream
  4. Taylor Creek frogs
  1. Song dogs, Yellowstone
  2. Scream Dogs
  3. Bull elk calls, Yellowstone
  4. Around the bend
Sound Photography
  1. Gratitude
  2. Palmerston Follies
  3. Dark Energy
  4. Caesium
Big Ben's final chimes
  1. Big Ben rings for the final time in four years
  2. Big Ben: the four-year wait
Protest and Politics - London
  1. Brexit means Brexit
  2. Ode To Joy - Unite for Europe march
  3. The National Front on the march
  4. Anarchy in the UK (London riots)
Protest and Politics
  1. Put it to the People March, London - Ode to Joy and crowd
  2. Drumming our way out of Brexit at the People's Vote march
  3. Protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo
  4. A cry for democracy
  1. Sounding Nature on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
  2. Sounding Nature on BBC Radio London
  3. Sounding Nature on BBC World Service
  4. Sounding Nature on BBC Radio 4's Today programme
Churches Conservation Trust
  1. Pulling out the stops - the organ at Yazor
  2. Little Washbourne church bells
  3. Organ improvisation, Allexton Church
  4. The organ at Holy Cross
Sacred Spaces project
  1. Climbing up the Duomo, Milan
  2. L'Ascensione
  3. Nine Bells
  4. Remembering Remembrance Day
The Next Station
  1. The Next Station is Covent Garden (in twelve languages)
  2. LondonTransitMuzak (Waterloo)
  3. Future (Westminster)
  4. Adagio for Cardiff City (Oxford Circus)
Black Women
  1. Black Women
  2. Weigh Five-Hundred
  3. Black Women - Sofia Botero reimagining
Duckin' and Dodgin'
  1. Duckin' and Dodgin'
  2. Trapped in the Void: No Way Home
  3. Duckin' and Dodgin' (Poor Reception)
It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
  1. It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
  2. It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad (Dan Gusset remix)
Jumpin' Judy
  1. Jumpin' Judy
  2. Jumpin' Judy (Rodo Ramos reimagination)
  3. Rear Window Jumpin' Judy