FIELD RECORDING

Field recording of natural and man-made sounds. Phonography. Underwater recordings.

The distinction between music and non-music blurs if one really listens. Pauline Oliveros recommends Deep Listening. My teacher Toni Packer always came back to listening as a way to be completely here. What is it that you hear if you don’t already know what it is, really listening with open ears?

I find myself enjoying the mystery of the unknown when recording field sounds. Sitting beside a river with a hydrophone in the water and headphones on my ears, hearing inexplicable underwater sounds. Attaching contact microphones on plants or fences or other everyday objects and hear what they sound like inside. All of this makes me feel like a child, exploring.


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