Tag Archives: acoustic ecology

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 field of summer: ghosts of sounds now no longer here

sound walk through summer (edit): sounds now no longer here sound walk through summer (edit): the teeth of a grass cutter hover over summer’s path The sound walk through summer in the moors is now complete. Opening with dawn of … Continue reading

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Walking spring over summer and winter beneath winter

Spring soundwalk: enterance into dawn Spring soundwalk: finale and pagoda adagio The first sound walk is now complete and will take the listener upon a twenty-five minute circumnavigation through spring in Winnall Moors. Re-composed from recordings made through two springs … Continue reading

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Walk out to winter: a puddle and a plastic bottle

Christmas Day 2011: A plastic bottle in a river Christmas Day 2010: the cackle of reeds with occasional crow Christmas Day 2011: a┬áChristmas puddle Up at 4:30 to walk into winter and Christmas Day on winnall moors. Last year, I … 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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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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First frost motet: ghosts and the sound of empty landscapes

Up early to find the dawn and the moors covered in the first frost of autumn, a mist held over the river, slowly lifted with sunrise. The soundscape was strangely sparse and silent, all sound seemed distant and vaporous, small … Continue reading

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