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City Frequencies

City Frequencies is a partnership between two Melbourne artists (Nick Wilson and Matt Adair) that explores the urban environment as a source of music and sound. Initiated for the 2000 Next Wave Festival, a day in the life of the audible CBD (or city) was recorded and mapped out with a four speaker sound system set up in the lower Melbourne Town Hall.

Following on from that success, we decided to narrow the scope of the environment and chose the inner city cafe as a suitably interesting location to record the conversations of Melburnites. This project ran over several years from 2003 under the name of Cafe Voyeur.

Most recently our latest project worked under the name of Random Acts of Elevator Music and changed our involvement in the city environment to one of active participant.

CA054: Distance: Sounds for an Empty Space | Various Artists
CA044: Intone | Various Artists
CAM04: Sampled Synthesis 4 l Various Artists
CAM03: Sampled Synthesis 3 l Various Artists
CAM02: Sampled Synthesis 2 l Various Artists
CAM01: Sampled Synthesis 1 l Various Artists

City Frequencies website

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  1. Hi guys!
    I like your concept! Have been busy with similar projects, but mainly as dancer and choreographer soundscaping my performances. Living in Amsterdam currently but planning to head over to Melbourne in September. Would be cool to hear some sound samples of your work. Examples of my physical performance work you can find via youtube account sharingartmovement, if you are curious.
    Greetings, Silke

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