Category Archives: Autumn

A remembered journey through a forgotten landscape

Autumn Equinox with swans and rainfall Four walks around a year: autumn Gruenrekorder | GrDl 140/13 The penultimate seasonal release from the series,  four walks around a year, is released  on the 15th October, by the German field-recording and sound art … Continue reading

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Remembering movement: time and place thickened

Autumn walk: sharp oblongs of reverberation As summer begins to amble through spring, the remaining sonic perambulations of autumn and winter within the moors are completed. The recordings from which autumn is composed are now over a year old: the … Continue reading

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a river runs through here: the pluck of air and fret of hydrophones

As part of the Winchester Arts Festival, 10 Days Across the City, I composed a cycle of three soundscapes for the auditorium of the Theatre Royal, Winchester. The cycle included a twenty-minute sound walk through a year of Winnall Moors … Continue reading

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River Sculpture: the gait of tractors and texture of shovels

In autumn, up in the north of the moors, I met Martin De Retuerto (Winnall Moors Project Manager) for a bit of ecological river sculpture. Over the past 400 years the chalk streams that flow through the moors have been … Continue reading

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Sound Walking: a short walk through a year

We are now in the second stage of the project, the compositional stage: although, I am still occasionally enticed into the moors to have a surreptitious earful. On one such recent aural rummage, I found some gaseous ticking in the … Continue reading

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Sound, space and concealment: tiny thoughts on a small mammal survey

As with the water vole survey, the small mammal survey takes place in the autumn, in order to avoid disturbing breeding and catching pregnant animals. Unlike the water vole survey this survey uses traps and therefore takes place in two … Continue reading

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On disappearance: water voles and lullabies

In October I joined Rachel and the volunteers on a water vole survey in the north of the moors. The water vole has the unenviable privilege of being the fastest disappearing mammal in the United Kingdom. The decline began in … Continue reading

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