Sound(e)scape

Posted March 2020

Nothing soothes the spirit better than the ear candy of a natural soundscape. Over the years I’ve recorded many soundscapes and this seems a good time to share them. Perhaps someone else stuck indoors will find them as relaxing as I do.

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a day without airplanes

About a day without airplanes – when there wasn’t any air traffic due to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010, similar to now, the skies turned phenomenally blue, not a cloud in sight. I made the most of the absence of planes, running outside to make soundscape recordings. Here is a recording I made on Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire UK, on my daily walk up and down Garn Fawr, uninterrupted 15 minutes long, until the engine sound of a fishing boat arrived from around the corner. 

a Summer’s day out in the woods

a Summer’s day out in the woods, recorded on a work visit to sculptor Anne-Mie Melis in August 2017 in Pontypridd, Wales. Just such lovely delicate bird call textures, like little sonic gold dust sprinkles in the sky.

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