City Symphony

An audio experience like no other.

City Symphony

#Hear the hidden sounds of Brisbane

QMF and Textile Audio invite Brisbane to experience its city through sound in a multi-layered audio experience like no other. Coming soon!

City Symphony will bring important stories from Brisbane’s recent and distant past to life in a world-first, interactive mobile app.

Users will be able to put on headphones and explore carefully curated CBD sites and pathways, as the app responds to their location and movements by revealing hidden layers of sounds and stories.

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

#We want your story

Join our Call to Maiwar

We’re seeking voices from across this vibrant city to be included in this immersive audio project. We want you to offer a message, prayer or secret to the unwavering natural force that connects this city - the river Maiwar.

Your message will be completely anonymous, hidden among a sea of voices scattered throughout a location near the Brisbane river, so feel free to share something personal and meaningful. Once complete, listeners will be able to lose themselves in this immense soundscape, guided by Dr Eve Klein’s moving score, and a stirring poem invoking the voice of the ancient river, written by Anisa Nandaula.

Take a listen to the teaser
You might have a few questions at this stage. We get it – it's an intricate project! So, to help you understand what we’re looking for, and how we’ll be using your submissions, take a listen to this short teaser to get some inspiration.

#Submit your story

Use the form below to submit your recording to be included in the upcoming City Symphony app. 

  • Your message must begin with the name “Maiwar…”
  • You are invited to share something meaningful to you, as the message will be shared anonymously.

If you have trouble submitting with this form, feel free to record a voice memo on your phone and email the file to us as an attachment at

If you have any questions, please email us at

#Supported by

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.