Valparaiso city ambience reimagined (based on an original field recording by Stuart Fowkes).
I wanted to create a sound collage progressing from the most natural parts of the original recording through to the most man-made, representing the uncontrolled development of a city, getting louder and more chaotic, and eventually spiralling out of control.
A critical mass is reached leading to a sudden change and return to nature. Whether this change is due to a disaster or a breakthrough is left undecided.
Part of the Future Cities project – find out more at https://www.citiesandmemory.com/future-cities
You can hear the original field recording by Stuart here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7528171-hovering-above-the-city