Going home can be difficult. I’ve found that pictures are good, but videos are better — and what’s better than that is high quality sound.
It’s better than the sound you’ll collect with a camera, and it’s wonderful for putting yourself somewhere while a work. Or anywhere really.
So that’s what I’ve started to do: make field recordings of home, so that I can be there at any time.
Here’s the first one:
This was recorded at about 11am on Sunday 6th March 2016. It contains:
- birds quietly chirping (coots, blue tits, great tits)
- bird noisily arguing (carrion crows, Canada geese)
- at 9:15–9:30 there’s the sound of a Canada goose clearing it’s throat (to say sorry we assume).
- ducks accelerating in the water
- the noise of the back door being opened and closed
- footsteps slapping under the awning
- occasional car noises
- some muffled exclamations from inside
- occasional rustle of a coat
This is my first recording, so comments are much appreciated.
I’d like to turn this into a bigger project which takes in all different spaces of the house, lake and land.