Max Stein is a sound + media artist based in Los Angeles. His work explores urban space and infrastructure through site-specific performances, installation art, field recording, and cartography.


He designed and runs the Montréal Sound Map (2008-present), and has collaborated on other sound mapping projects including TSIKAYA, San Francisco Bay Area Sound Map, Oljud Sthlm, Portland Sound Map, Belfast Sound Map, My Favorite Brussels Sound, and the Soundprint Archive.

As a frequent collaborator with sound artist and musician, Jen Reimer, he has created in-situ performances and installations in resonant spaces around the world. Most recently, they launched an online exhibition of urban soundscapes called Sounding the City.



Jen Reimer & Max Stein |

Sounding the City |

Music for Lamps |


Montreal Sound Map |

SF Bay Area Sound Map |

Outremont Wasteland |

La marche (est haute) |

Tsikaya |

Portland Sound Map |

Belfast Sound Map |

Stockholm Sound Map |

Inukjuak Sound Map |



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