Week 52

River Taff, Hailey Park
December 29th, 3.10pm

The River Taff has been one of the focal points of my walks in and around Cardiff since I’ve lived here; this is reflected in the recordings I have made over the past year. It is fitting, then, that the final recording for the project is of the Taff. The recording was made on its banks adjacent to Hailey Park, Llandaff North.

(5:50)

Setup: 2 DPA 4060 lavalier mics in stereo position to Sound Devices 702

Week 51

Col-huw beach, Llantwit Major
December 22nd, 1.30pm

A trip to the coast of Llantwit Major on a cold day with incredible light through dark rain clouds. A high tide recording as large waves break on the rocky Col-huw beach.

(5:20)

Setup: 2 DPA 4060 lavalier mics in stereo position to Sound Devices 702

Week 50

Walking in the rain, Gabalfa
December 15th, 2.45pm

A short excerpt of a walk in the rainy alleyways of Gabalfa. Recorded binaurally, so best listened to on headphones.

(3:50)

Setup: Soundman OKM II in-ear mics to Sound Devices 702

Week 49

Common starlings, Gabalfa
December 4th, 11.05am

At this time of the year, it’s a pleasure to watch and listen to common starlings as they roost together. The following is a recording of a small daytime roost (about 40 birds) that I have been listening out for over the last couple of weeks, in a treetop in Gabalfa, Cardiff.

(6:00)

Setup: 1 DPA 4060 lavalier mic in mono position in a Telinga parabolic reflector to Sound Devices 702