April sees the launch of Cities and Memory’s Oblique Strategies project, to which I have made a contribution with a remix of a field recording from Birmingham New Street Station.
“Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies sees more than 60 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.”