Going Home With Sound

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.

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