Posts Tagged ‘Field Recording’

Visitor Centre opens on Friday 17th September, 6pm – 9pm, and is open daily, 11am to 4pm from Saturday 18th September to Sunday 3rd October. The show is the culmination of my 10 week residency at The Rea Garden, a former industrial site in Birmingham. It features a sound installation, excavations and found objects and an […]


Below is a breif summary of my artist’s talk at Eastside Projects last week. Despite forgetting the laws of thermodynamics and John Cage’s infamous quote, “music is the organisation of sound,” the talk seemed to be well received. Many thanks for those who came to hear it, and to Liz at EP and Arlene for […]


On Thursday 9th September, A Site of No Special Interest opens at Solihull Gallery. The show is a history so far of The Rea Garden artists’ project space in Birmingham, told through documentation and original artworks. As current Resident Artist at The Rea Garden I’ve submitted a new work, Three Artifacts. The interactive installation consists […]


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 […]


Got quite a lot done today, but mostly experimenting so not much tangible to show. Still, although it meant running for shelter I got a nice recording of the rain from within the shelter of the shed.


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 […]


In some recent recording and a recent live performance I’ve used a microphone hung out of the window to pick up environmental sound. This is partly as a nod to John Cage’s 4’33” – where the silence of the performers emphasises the sounds inside and outside the room – and partly as an attempt to […]


During my first visit to the site I made several audio recordings. On the one below the rain, river Rea and local bird life are all audible, underpinned with the more urban sounds of the traffic.



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