Dawn Chorus, Hampstead Heath [Ogg Vorbis]
London, UK | Tascam DR-05 | 30 May 2020 | 1h07m05s
Asnelles, France | Tascam DR-05 | 2 August 2019 | 10m12s
Campsite, trees and church bells [Composition]
West Hoathly, West Sussex | Tascam DR-05 | 25 August 2019 | 20m40s
St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn bells
London, UK | Tascam DR-05 | 28 February 2021 | 1m15s
Birdsong – robin – Hampstead Cemetery
London, UK | Tascam DR-05 | 28 February 2021 | 56s
London, UK | Garageband / shortwave radio recording | February 2021 | 5m54s
St Anne’s and St Andrew’s, Brondesbury church bells
London, UK | Field recording | Tascam DR-05 | 5 February 2021 | 1m53s
St Mary, Hampstead church bells
London, UK | Field recording | Tascam DR-05 | 1 February 2021 | 1m09s
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
London, UK | Music | Garageband / websdr recordings | January 2021 | 1m36s
Rothenburg, Germany | Field recording | Samsung Galaxy S7 | April 2019 | 1m35s
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.