Mix the City is an online platform that invites people all around the world to discover the sights and sounds of a different region and create their own mix. Users anywhere in the world can take part through a simple and intuitive audio-visual platform for mobiles, tablets and computers.
Tel Aviv and Istanbul
Co-comissioned by the British Council and The Space, YouTube artist Kutiman launched the project in Tel Aviv in 2015, allowing users to create a mix from a set of 12 filmed tracks performed by musicians living in the city. This was followed by Mix the City Instanbul in 2016.
Mercury-nominated UK artist Ghostpoet got involved in The Balkans' iteration of Mix the City, travelling to the region to record audio and video samples of twelve local musicians. "This was really an eye-opening experience from the beginning," he said. "I realised that despite the language barrier ... we all think the same, we all want to make good music and be creative." Mix the City The Balkans resulted from a partnership between the British Council and EXIT Festival.
Mix the Play
To coincide with the 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare's death, a special Mix the Play version of the platform was launched with options for choosing the setting, actors and music for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Music was composed by William Doyle, aka East India Youth. You can read our interview with William Doyle here.