Field Recording

Field recording forms the basis of most of my work and I appreciate any opportunity I get to listen deeply to a particular space and time. I enjoy learning about the world through listening, and seek recording projects that engage with the landscape, environmental change and acoustic ecology.

One of my focuses is listening to and recording the spatial complexities of soundscapes – hearing spaces unfold over time as different sounds open up different layers of the environment to the ears – and a current project is based on recording sounds of geological processes that draw attention to the impermanence of the landscapes we see (read more here).

I have previously made ambisonic recordings for feature film, and contributed to the New York Times Magazine Voyages issue Listen to the World. My recordings have been used in sculpture and VR experiences (more on field recording for media here), and in various installations and exhibitions programmed online and internationally.

At the Edge of the Boiling Lake

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Waves Behind the Sea Stack

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Birds of the Salton Sea

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Geothermal Water Pipe

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Drone of the Sand Dunes

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Wind in the Trees at Sunrise

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Train to Myrdal

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Kaweah River

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A Soft, Rolling Storm

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