May 09, 2018, 02:43 PM

Part of our Sound Photography project - this sound is based entirely on the accompanying photograph, pictured here. 

By Cities and Memory. 

"This is a photo taken from the window of a house I used to live in, at the crack of dawn one morning as the sun was bursting perfectly through the branches of a tree behind the house, with just enough mist to obscure everything else. I can remember the feeling when I took this photograph was just one of gratitude at being able to see such a beautiful image on an average day outside my house. I wanted to convey that sense of gratitude through a combination of uplifting synth lines but also through words - so I invited contributors all over the world to send me recordings of themselves saying "thank you" in any language. The results were overwhelming, with contributions coming through in Russian, Italian, Arabic, Finnish, French, German and many other languages - voices of adults, voices of children. I wanted to cluster all of this gratitude together into one big swell of joy, representing in sound what this image means to me."