Also on Unfathomless
U01 mathieu ruhlmann
U02 Luigi Turra & Christopher McFall
U03 nicholas szczepanik & juan josé calarco
U04 Kassel Jaeger
U06 Juan José Calarco
U07 simon whetham
U08 James McDougall & Hiroki Sasajima
U10 Five Elements Music
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Wildlife Sound Recording in Sweden
with Chris Watson & Jez riley French
A unique opportunity to spend several days recording the sounds of spring in Sweden in May with Chris Watson, a leading figure in the world of wildlife sound recording. Our base will be Ängskärsgården, a group of cabins in a remote location away from unwanted noises! Ängskärsgården is a couple of hours drive north of Stockholm. There is a wide range of different habitats and recording locations in the vicinity with lakes, forests and the ocean all near at hand. There is also a nature reserve nearby - Hållnäs.
We will have the entire Ängskärsgården base at our diposal for the four nights, with a chef and minibuses to allow us the greatest flexibility for recording trips. The range of habitats will enable us to experiment with surround sound techniques, hydrophones, contacts mics and the range of stereo and mono recordings. We will also have a surround sound system at our base for reviewing recordings and group discussions. It is expected that you will have some recording experience and your own equipment to bring (although we will have some extra gear with us that everyone is welcome to try).
Some of the many species we may encounter: Sea Eagle, Herring Gull, Black Tern, Turnstone, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Montagu’s Harriers, Cormorants, Grey Herons, various Owls, Pool Frogs...
Day 1 (Thurs 10th May): Travel to Ängskärsgården, Sweden (for those travelling from the UK: British Airways London Heathrow plane BA778 departs 1130 and arrives Arlanda, Stockholm at 1500). Aim to arrive in Ängskärsgården by 6pm. Settle in, upack, meet the team and discuss the recording activities for the next few days.
Day 2: Recording activities
Day 3: Recording activities
Day 4: Recording activities
Day 5 (Mon 14th May): Depart. Early brunch and pack to depart base approx 1130 (for those travelling to the UK: British Airways London Heathrow plane BA779 departs Arlanda at 1540 and arrives Heathrow at 1715)
Chris Watson - experienced sound recordist specialising in wildlife - Chris also runs courses in wildlife sound recording and post production at the BBC Natural History Unit, and lectures internationally on location sound and sound design. He has worked closely with two of the most high-profile natural history presenters in the business, David Attenborough and Bill Oddie. He is Oddie's favourite sound man and the TV veteran says of Watson: "I don't know anyone who is so intense yet so splendidly frivolous." Chris became a sound recordist in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television and is now widely regarded as one of the most creative sound artists in the business. His recent credits include the hugely popular Springwatch and Autumnwatch, and he received the Wildlife Film Asia Award for the BBC's Galapagos: Born of Fire. Watson also creates for the radio, with credits includingSoundscape: The Sea Swallow, Watersong and The Estuary all for BBC Radio 4. See www.chriswatson.net
A selection of superb natural sound CDs by Chris Watson are now available from our Wildeye Shop atwww.wildeye.co.uk/chriswatson.html.
Jez riley French is a composer, artist & audio specialist whose output involves elements of intuitive composition, field recording (using conventional & extended methods) photographic images (including their use in photographic scores) and improvisation. He has performed, exhibited and had his work published widely across the world and also lectures in both field recording and intuitive composition as a guest lecturer. Recently he has been artist in residence at organisations in Japan, Korea, Italy, Belgium, the Czech Republic & the UK.
Jez also makes & sells his own hydrophones and contact mics (http://hydrophones.blogspot.com/) + runs the ‘in place’ project with a website exploring various aspects of field recording & related work. In recent years Jez has been working closely with specific architectural spaces, capturing a sense of place that is both highly personal and yet offers the audience a fascinating opportunity to look and listen anew to the environments in which we spend our time.http://jezrileyfrench.blogspot.com/
Piers Warren - Principal of Wildeye - Piers is well known throughout the wildlife film-making industry as the editor of Wildlife Film News and producer of wildlife-film.com, which he created in the 1990s. With a strong background in biology, education and conservation, he has had a lifelong passion for wildlife films and has a wide knowledge of natural history. He cut his teeth in the industry as a sound engineer and multi-media producer, running a studio for many years. He is one of the founders of the international organisation Filmmakers for Conservation and was Vice President for the first three years. Piers is the author of many magazine features and several books including Careers in Wildlife Film-making and Go Wild with Your Camcorder - How to Make Wildlife Films.
Visas: Please check if you need a visa to enter Sweden (holders of normal British 'European Community' passports do not need one).
Insurance: It is essential you take out comprehensive travel insurance. Whichever insurance you choose please ensure it provides adequate cover for both you personally and also for any equipment you may be bringing with you.
10-14 May 2012 - Fully booked but let us know if you'd lie to go on the reserve list
UK£595 (6,400SEK) plus travel to/from Ängskärsgården and international flight to Arlanda if required (which you book yourself). We can help with travel to/from Arlanda airport if required.
Includes activities, accommodation and full board (apart from expenses of personal nature like alcoholic beverages).
Bedding not included so bring your own (or it can be hired for £7 0r 7SEK).
Vertikale Skift, composed by Terje Paulsen (Norway) and Ákos Garai (Hungary), guides the listener through a series of alluring sound environments, ranging from discretely layered drones that highlight upon faint listening spectrums into dense tapestries of sound divulging complex layers of sonic interplay. The environmental aspects assoicated with these recordings are quite evident, however, the content also reflects a definite sense of intent, as the compositions are further processed and arranged in such a manner whereby the result is an all-encompasing listening enviroment. With that said, there’s an inherent sense of momentum and dynamic to the recordings that comprise Vertikale Skift, making it one of the more unique sound-based release I’ve heard in some time and a release not to be missed!
Christopher McFall / May 2011
01 Skisse 8 (Paulsen) 4:42
02 Waterworks I (Garai) 3:57
03 Waterworks II (Garai) 5:33
04 Skisse 9 (Paulsen) 6:50
05 Skisse 10 (Paulsen) 6:11
06 Waterworks III (Garai) 9:06
07 Skisse 11 (Paulsen) 7:09
08 Skisse 12 (Paulsen) 3:30
09 Waterworks IV (Garai) 8:32
09 Tracks (55′34″)
Andrea Dancer -Michal Kindernay: Walking Sound
Autor: Michal Kindernay
In this work, a proposition is put forward to listening across time, space and the body. One can experience soundwalking, the practice of walking and listening, as lived experience -- but what happens when a live soundwalk event is re-conceptualized and recorded for radio after the fact? Is the sound itself not prefigured? In this way, Andrea Dancer and Michal Kindernay propose, and compose, to take sound for a walk across a day and place the listener (you) as the omniscient silent body.
The basis of this composition, Walking Sound, is a soundwalk event organized in Prague in the beginning of spring (April 6th, 2011), as part of the EBU Ars Acoustica conference. While the soundwalk included site specific deep listening opportunities and sound interventions by artists and musicians, Walking Sound peripherally traces these and other serendipitous sound events with a focus on the contemplative character of the environment and listening-centered passage through a day.
From pre-dawn to evening, step by step through the liminal spaces of Prague's Albertov and Smichov neighborhoods, this ambient day coalesces around resonances, oscillations, anamorphic perspectives -- and time and place are recessed in the meditative potential of both noise and quietude. In this instance, we invite you to hover and float and let the sounds do the walking: Walking Sound.
Soundwalk Design: Andrea Dancer and Michal Kindernay
Recordings of caterwauling, fan, Lukas Fütterer, Frank Bierlein (ZKM Karlsruhe), Michal Kindernay
Interventions: Kateřina Zochová and Michal Kindernay (radios) and Klára Doležálková
Accordionist: Kate Romain (Katrzyna)
Produced and composed by Michal Kindernay and Andrea Dancer
to listen / download
Thursday, 1 December 2011
resonances di topolo
aquatic life in a stream | ants eating an apricot | balustrades (day) | balustrades (night)
recorded & composed as part of a residency at stazione di topolo, italy - july 2011
residences de lumiere
light supports along the hozugawa river | neon light in seoul | balustrades of the seoul tower | light supports along the hozugawa river
composed for the ‘lighthouse relay’ project, commissioned by folkstone fringe for the folkstone triennial 2011
recordings made on a concert tour of japan & during a residency at mullae art space, seoul, korea - june 2011
....if you so wish
the pieces on this cd can be listened to in the following manner
listen, at the quietest time of the day, with a window slightly open - the volume of the music resting alongside (but not above) that of the locale....
in this way,
each experience of listening is a new realisation of the scores
engraved glass egcd040