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James Osland Four Lakes

 

The ‘Four Lakes’ project was recorded during my time in the Mackenzie basin on New Zealand’s South Island. The Mackenzie basin or ‘Mackenzie Country’ as it is often referred to is a sparsely populated area of New Zealand home to snow-topped mountains, vast tussock fields and glacial lakes. Running parallel along the northern edge of the Mackenzie basin are its four largest lakes; Tekapo, Alexandrina, Pukaki and Ohau. It was on the shores of these lakes that I was able to find a serene form of silence that captivated my imagination. Unperturbed by the outside world with only the gentle sound of the pulsating lake tides I became immersed in another world, a sonic landscape of immeasurable beauty. These recordings aim to reflect the peace and tranquility that I found on the shores of those great lakes. 

James Osland

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Chris Lynn Summer Storms


Two field recordings of summer thunderstorms in Montgomery County, Maryland during the months of June and August of 2015. 

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[existence_sounds] The Biography of Industrial City


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Dallas Simpson Ambergate: Pump n Pipe (29th May 1996)

 

Ambergate: Pump n Pipe (29th May 1996)

Including the ‘waterpump’ EMIT 1197 source audio

(Transcription from the original DAT tape)

On World Listening Day 2016 the location of the original ‘waterpump’ track (EMIT 1197), was revisited and a performance re-enacted with the remains of the now silent pump. A video recording was also made and is being released through Green Field Recordings.

The emotional intensity of the revisit and the strong memories that it evoked prompted me to return to the original DAT tape, which I recorded some twenty years ago on 29th May 1996, at the same location. To my surprise there was over an hour of additional location recording and an improvisation, which I had totally forgotten about. 

To have a comparison of the soundscape of a location over a period of 20 years, admittedly at a different time of year, is certainly interesting and it is relevant as a document of acoustic archaeology. The re-discovery of an improvisation which has never been released from that time is also significant. Consequently I have decided to release the full audio of the DAT tape, save my introductory comments and some large glitches near the beginning. Other than that, the audio is presented virtually unedited and has been re EQ’d and level adjusted to be compatible with the contemporary recording made this year. A few minor glitches and ‘accidentals’ remain. I hope this minor ‘patina’ from the original recording does not spoil the enjoyment for the listener.

It still amazes me how good both the recordings and the intensity of the original soundscape were, and also the quality of my custom hand built in-ear mics, costing only a few pounds, still stand up alongside the more expensive equipment I am currently using. I stopped using the hand built mics as their life was short and unpredictable, many a good recording was ruined by mic failure only discovered when I listened to the recording afterwards - and they were a pain to make! [...]

Dallas Simpson


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VA Green Field Recordings/World Listening Day - Sounds Lost & Found

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Paolo Gàiba Riva Népála

Recorded during the months of November and December 2014. Assembled in occasion of Christmas' concert at "Curilo" in Kathmandu.

All the sounds are untreated, they just have been equalised and hardly overlayed. Thanks to: Marco Antonelli, del Grandi sisters, all the people i met during my trip. Dedicated to the strong people of Nepal.
Play loud through speakers or on headphones for a fulfilling experience. 

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Corwin Trails | Selected Field Recordings from India/Nepal, Vols. I, II & III


Volume I is intimate. Most songs were performed personally by musicians for me and are often playful or humorous.

Volume II is music of the collective. The performances are usually devotional or ritualistic in some manner, designed to bring performers and participants together. The tone

will waver between the celebratory and the solemn. A majority of the performances were done in a public sphere and I was only one among many.

Volume III is natural. Soundscapes meant to create a three dimensional space. Field recordings in the purist sense.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1rBgUK4pDc Corwin Trails 

 

 

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Joseph Young In a Shetland Landscape
 

The sounds for this album were recorded on a series of walks in the Shetland Isles
In November 2014 and August 2015, using binaural microphones. They form the base material for a collaborative exhibition of the same name with ceramist Kay Aplin, opening in April 2016 at Shetland Museum & Archives.
The title of the album references John Cage's composition 'In A Landscape' and the idea of immersion in the landscape rather than the 'objective' act of observing or listening to it.

)) Please listen on headphones ))

Joseph Young 

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Alexander Baker Any field recording, replayed, begins to dream...
 

A piece created with sounds collected during two stays in Frigiliana, Andalusia, 2014-15. (http://www.frigilianatoday.com/ http://www.frigiliana.es/)

Any field recording, replayed, begins to dream...
As there are waters under the mountain... As there is blood in the stones...
Life divided into streets, narrow and steep. Echoes. Water roars in the ravine. At the corner of a sun struck square a culvert mutters. The mountain’s unconscious seeps into the fountains. Voices burble in shadowed rooms.
Divided, narrow and steep. The effort to climb away from history’s shale and scree. At dawn the sky is valley, the valley is sky. Daylight teems as though twilight will never be. At night the bells fall silent. 

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Balam Ronan La Escucha De Lo Cotidiano / La Escucha Que Transforma - Acción no. 2
 

This is the second action of the project La Escucha De Lo Cotidiano / La Escucha Que Transforma (Listening to the Everyday / Listening that Transforms), which consisted in making field recordings each hour for a day, since I woke up in the morning until I went to sleep at night. The recordings were made from 8 am on November 5th until 1 am on November 6th of 2015, a normal day in which everyday sounds are heard.

Link of the project: http://balamronan.net/la-escucha-de-lo-cotidiano-la-escucha- que-transforma/ 

 

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