Multimedia project poses the question“what is the connection between sound and photography?”
Oxford based sound project Cities and Memory are back with a new digital multimedia platform featuring collaborations between 166 photographers and sound artists. Last year saw the launch of their online database mapping sound bites of protests across the globe, and in 2016 they launched a sound map of the London underground network. This time, however, the new project approaches the question “what is the connection between sound and photography?”. Musicians responded to the images by using elements from them as a musicia notation, with the outcome a collection of over 100 sound pieces composed as a response to photographs taken in some 34 countries.
The collection can be viewed and listened to in full on the Cities and Memory website, with locations including Tiananmen Square, the Empire State Building and Copacabana Beach.