Cities and Memory - Inferno

This year marks the 700th anniversary of the completion of Dante’s Divine Comedy, one of the greatest works of world literature, and one that continues to inspire artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers to this day.

Inferno, the most well-known part of The Divine Comedy, is an astonishing work of imagination, and an incredibly evocative description of the nine circles of Hell – but what might Dante’s Hell have sounded like?

The site includes an interactive map of Hell, the soundtrack to L’Inferno (a 1911 silent movie), as well as a Bandcamp album with highlights.


Cities and Memory is a global collaborative sound project encompassing field recording, sound art and sound mapping – remixing the world, one sound at at time.

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