St John-at-Hampstead church bells London, UK | Field recording | Tascam DR-05 | 26 January 2021 | 1m17s
London snow - walking to Paddington Cemetery (4 parts) London, UK | Field recording | Tascam DR-05 | 24 January 2021 | 9m27s
Everything's Electronic London, UK | Music | Garageband / websdr recordings | January 2021 | 1m36s
Klingentor bells Rothenburg, Germany | Field recording | Samsung Galaxy S7 | April 2019 | 1m35s
Marktplatz bells Rothenburg, Germany | Field recording | Samsung Galaxy S7 | April 2019 | 03m13s
A small selection of audio clips from various points and places.
At times – technology and tools permitting – I have tried to capture soundscapes when I have the time to really stop and notice them and how important they feel in conveying a sense of space. For me making field recordings is a very close analogue to photography for me: the desire to capture a moment in time in as truthful a way as possible.
I have also occasionally delved into editing field recordings to make… something else? Either layers or a sort of audio slideshow. This process of simply lining up tracks in Audacity or Reaper has occasionally led to neat juxtapositions or segues and meant it is something I want to spend a bit more time on in future.
Other times I have tinkered with Garageband on iOS to try and make some simple loops using the built in samples. This is in lieu of wanting a vast bank of analogue delay pedals and tape loops to play with that I can’t afford. In this way, Garageband is a kind of virtual slot machine to stave off my urges to go to a casino and blow all my cash.