MSCTY Explores new ways to experience the world through sound and space. MSCTY Creates collaboration between physical, tangible, imagined landscapes, and sonic [space is the] place; from this we seek new ways of reading the world around us. MSCTY Invites criticism; inquiry; openness; suggestion; community. MSCTY Believes that the only boundaries [the only barriers] are dogmatic constructs to be broken down! MSCTY Believes that the quality of sound environments is as critical as quality air to breathe. No less than the Phuture of Sound is at stake: 5, 8, 6, we are MSCTY!
When Cities Sound Better, People Feel Better:
A fresh approach to the sonics of place.
Based on health, well-being, and the specific characteristics of locations, our Studio develops and applies sound + music that breathes life into diverse [online and offline] spaces.
_founded by Nick Luscombe in 2010
400+ productions of site-specific work_
Our research collaborators include labs + units at the Bartlett School of Architecture, The University of Tokyo, and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.
Some of our projects
OPPO Relax 
OPPO Relax, for Colors OS 11, offers users a diverse range of ambient sounds to help re-realize their everyday, from the convenience of their smartphone.
MSCTY_STUDIO worked in partnership with OPPO, selecting, recording and combining lesser-known locations to soundtrack time-out via the soundscapes of 5 cities around the world.
Thailand’s Wonderfruit places architectural design at the heart of its activities, working with some of the world’s most imaginative designers to create a temporary city based on innovation and sustainability.
In 2020 MSCTY_STUDIO organized and presented a series of interactive workshops [along with Kate Carr, Chris Watson, and Sirasar Boonma] with the fruits of these presented as a group of innovative installations at the festival, called SONIC ELEMENTS.
In 2022 we returned, with our largest-scale single installation yet: a forest of sound.
SOUND SURVEYS AND RESEARCH AT YOKOHAMA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
EXPLORING THE SONIC TEXTURE OF LOCATIONS WITH MEMU EARTH LAB
LISTENING TO LIFE IN THE CITY; PREPARING FOR TOKYO BIENNALE 2023
A SOUND INSTALLATION TO ACCOMPANY THE WINTER ILLUMINATIONS AT WAKAYAMA BAMBOO FARM, JAPAN
MSCTY RADIO TOKYO AT TOKYO BIENNALE: THE CITY'S FIRST ART-SOCIAL RADIO STATION, INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE FROM TAKESHI NISHIMOTO
SOUND INSTALLATION FOR THE ANCESTRAL FOREST AT WONDERFRUIT FESTIVAL, PATTAYA, THAILAND. SOUNDS SOURCED AT THE LOCATION, RECOMPOSED TO TELL THE STORY OF 24 HOURS IN THE LIFE OF THE FOREST. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM TERRY RILEY AND SARA MIYAMOTO.
Who we work with
MSCTY Explores new ways to experience the world through sound and space.