Hear the hidden stories and sounds of Brisbane
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#Start your audio adventure now
City Symphony is a mobile app that streams you a personal cinematic soundtrack while you stroll through Brisbane’s iconic streets and landmarks, revealing a world of audio based on your location.
As you walk around the CBD you’ll hear music and stories by some of Brisbane’s best contemporary artists such as Kate Miller-Heidke, Hope D, David Hudson, Anisa Nandaula, Kathleen Jennings and many more. Explore Brisbane in a whole new way!
Plan your route
There's 9 iconic pathways and sites to explore. So where do you start? We've put together a few suggested routes for you.
Escape for a peaceful morning nature walk in the City Botanic Gardens, listen to the best contemporary beats in Queen Street Mall, or dash off for a life-changing story during your lunch break.
#Explore the sites
The Meeting Place
Queens Street Mall
An iconic meeting and fashion precinct, Queen Street Mall is a gathering place for generations of young people from all walks of life. As you walk through the mall, hear the beats of Brisbane’s best contemporary artists.
Many Cultures of Brisbane
A nexus point for the city, locate hidden voices alongside new music performed by a unique collective of artists, brought together in search of connection and the common language of music.
A River of Voices
King George Square
The civic heart of Brisbane, King George Square has been the centre of public life for decades. Brisbane gathers here to celebrate, protest, mourn and remember.
As you make your way along the winding path, you will be greeted by ancient, lush bunya trees and the melodic calls of birds native to the region. EVE KLEIN'S evocative piece is inspired by a myriad of unsent love letters discovered at a post office.
12 Observations Along George Street
Start your journey at any point along the pathway between Kurilpa Bridge and Alice Street for a symphonic experience along George Street, hearing poetry when you arrive at any of the 12 numbered points.
Our Lost World
City Botanic Gardens
Resonating from the heart of the City Botanic Gardens is a mystical composition by KATE MILLER-HEIDKE and KEIR NUTTALL nestled amongst messages sent back to Earth from a dystopian future.
Greeted by traditional, melodious Middle Eastern music, start at either end of Albert St to meet Rahim Mohammadi, a young refugee from Afghanistan who arrived in Australia in 2006.
New Place of Protest
For generations, this park has become a central rallying point for activists seeking to navigate a world in crisis. As you wander around Queens Gardens, EVE KLEIN's urgent musical composition, 'I See', threads together the words from Brisbane's burgeoning youth.
A Call to Maiwar
Take a slow and steady pace as you cross the bridge to reveal a meditative soundscape alongside voices offering messages, prayers and secrets to the unwavering natural force that connects Brisbane - the river Maiwar.
We have worked with hundreds of community members and artists to make a music world from Brisbane's 65,000+ years of human society.Dr Eve Klein, Textile Audio
Dr Eve Klein
Dr Eve Klein is an award-winning composer, mezzo soprano, sound artist and academic. She designs large-scale, immersive art music experiences, exploring themes including the intersection of the body, technology, mass datasets and social justice.
Dr Klein’s music has been described as: “contemporary music at its most relevant – simultaneously inward and outward focused in addressing the challenge of its existence and its capacity to produce something great”.
Featured at international festivals and venues, Dr Klein pushes the boundaries of genre to find new ways of immersing contemporary audiences in art music forms. She holds a PhD in Music and Sound and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, currently leading a VR/AR music creation research cluster where she is guiding postgraduate composers on the creation of virtual reality and augmented reality concert works and operas.
Ravi Glasser-Vora is an electrical engineer, creative coder and videographer specialising in artificial intelligence and interactive media artwork.
In collaboration with Dr Eve Klein he has made critically acclaimed installation and performance works for festivals including MONA FOMA, Brisbane Festival, Underbelly Arts and VIVID Sydney.
Ravi has previously worked for companies including Cochlear, Fox and the University of New England. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and is currently studying maths and statistics at the University of Queensland.
City Symphony is presented by QMF in partnership with Textile Audio and supported by the Australian Government through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, and the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Textile Audio is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.