Cities and memory is a global field recording & sound artwork that presents both the present reality of a place, but also its imagined, alternative counterpart – remixing the world, one sound at a time.
Sound artists all over the world reinterpret and reimagine field recordings, using Eno and Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies cards as creative inspiration for their reworking of the original source sound.
Each artist selected a source field recording to reimagine and was then allocated two Oblique Strategy cards, which they used to guide, inform and inspire their reimagined version of the recording. Thus, the project builds a whole world of new sounds, created and divined by chance and oblique inspiration.
As for my contributed sound piece to Oblique Strategies project, I have used a field record, which I recorded back in 2011 while visiting the Sepang Formula One Circuit. My thoughts were about how to become a successful designer in such chaotic and competitive scene. That was how I ended up using a car race as a metaphor for expressing such journey.
Thus, I combined my original soundwalk from a metro station in Barcelona, Spain with a Formula One race in Sepang, Malaysia.
The sound piece has been recorded in Barcelona underground metro station. While having the walk to change lines at “Passeig de Gracia” train station on 2015. And the description remix sound piece is at Sepang Formula One Circuit, Malaysia, on 2011.
The random cards I used for my remix was (1) What are you really thinking about just now? How to gain money and become rich and also accomplish my goals and become successful in my field, and (2) When is it for? Now!