Week 26

St David’s Dewi Sant shopping centre
June 30th, 6.25pm

I find shopping centres discombobulating to be in. This week’s recording is a walk through St David’s Dewi Sant shopping centre in the centre of Cardiff; a noisy, irritating affair. Recorded binaurally, so best listened to through headphones.

(5:06)

Setup: 2 in-ear Soundman OKM II mics to Sound Devices 702

Week 25
Dare Valley Country Park 1

Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare
June 21st, 2.15-3.15pm

This week’s recording is a composite of various recordings following gullies draining into the Dare River in the Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare. Starting off at a small trickle, the recording ends on the banks of the Dare where the river crashes over boulders; at this point you can hear a pair of grey wagtails calling to each other as they find food for a juvenile.

(4:00)

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

Week 24
Llandaff weir

Llandaff weir, River Taff
June 15th, 5.40pm

This week’s recording was made on a wet, overcast day, on the east bank of the River Taff, near the Llandaff weir. Listen out for the chimes of a rather hopeful icecream truck.

(3:41)

Setup: 2 in-ear Soundman OKM II mics to Sound Devices 702

Week 23

Tennis courts, Heath Park
June 7th, 8.25pm

With the onset of summer, there’s been an increase in activity across Cardiff’s various parks. Adjacent to a small area of woodland in Heath Park (the setting for the recording in week 18) are a small pitch and putt golf course and a couple of tennis courts, which are now in good use. The following recording was made standing near to one of the tennis courts at the edge of the woodland; you can also hear some people playing football in the distance.

(5:00)

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