Posts Tagged ‘Contact Mics’

Info on the first day of the first Open Sound Group collaborative workshop can be found here. Seems silly to repost the same information, so below are a couple of photos of some of the recording experiments and techniques I used today.


This week I’ve been making some more recordings, including recording the sound of the spade as I’m digging using contact mics. The contact mics are attached to the spade with silver gaffer tape. This first set up worked ok at first but the jolting of the digging movements caused problems with the recorder, so I […]


Today I’ve been experimenting, trying out some ideas I’d already planned and playing with objects in the space. First I tested out an idea based on the technique used in Alvin Lucier’s I am Sitting in a Room, as also used by Jacob Kirkegaard in his recordings at Chernobyl. Basic idea was to record the […]


This Thursday at the site I was concentrating on recording rather than digging (although, incidentally, I found loads of shellac pieces on the surface close to a test hole I’d already dug). The two images above show contact mics on the metal plates used to board up the windows of the old building. I recorded the ambient sound of […]



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