About field recording
I make field recordings for reasons I'm not entirely yet certain of. Are these sonic objects, complete in themselves without need of any reference point, or are they inextricably linked to their source environment and actors? What do field recordings have to say about the sentient, enchanted, animated nature of the world and the networks of communication occurring in it (between living beings and stones, spirits, ideas etc.)? I'm interested in these questions and more, and happy to remain immersed in the activity which I find at least very interesting and which gives me access into another mode of listening.
Here are some essays, books, artists and blogs that I find to be interesting and inspiring. Would love your suggestions on more reading.
Here's a few field recordings I've published as stand-alone audio objects:
The photo on the left is from Nanda country - it's the Murchison river, in the Kalbarri gorges, about eight hours drive north of Perth.