Of Eiravaein — Field Recording

Reaching the first milestone: The 100 Soundscapes of NC begins

Reaching the first milestone: The 100 Soundscapes of NC begins

Because we've hit our first milestone, 10%, 10 sites out of 100 visited, recorded, edited, and published, I feel we can now say that our project is fully underway.  The list laid about in front of us is a bit daunting, spanning the entire state, North to South, East to West, with festivals and annual celebrations, geographic phenomena, socio-cultural events, and historical locales we certainly will have our hands full for the next 18 months.  But we're not complaining.  It's already proving to be an incredibly deep lesson in so many faculties and is an incredible blend of sonic curiosity,...


A thought: Aural Semiotics

I have been attempting to fiddle with and manipulate sound since I was 10 years old and asked my parents for a Craig (remember them?...no worries) voice recorder for my birthday.  Over the years my gear of course has infinitely evolved and improved, but the intrigue that bound me to that recorder so that I could capture the sounds around me has been steadily modulated only by knowledge and experience.  I've learned how to do things better, how to improve technique, and how to differentiate creativity from wild sound goose chases (although, sometimes those produce really cool results in and...


When sound just doesn't want to be captured

New Mexico is an intriguing place.  On my first trip there Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos were on the travel itinerary with a promise of green chilies for every meal and mountain treks into the dry southwestern altitude.  I viewed this opportunity wide-eared with plans to capture some amazing sounds unique to the region.  Having to pack light seemed to be the only caveat, but that really didn't factor into the situation since I had some fairly versatile gear on hand.  As always, my goal was to capture audio that is either common but for which I have a...