Week 52
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Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
December 30th

This, the final recording of the hebdomadal sound project, was taken on the penultimate day of 2013 from inside the spacious Turbine Hall of Tate Modern art gallery. A very busy day; it was a struggle to observe any of the visual art, but it was a wonderful building to listen to.

(03.30 pm (08:00))


Setup: 2 DPA 4060 lavalier mics in stereo position to Tascam DR-680

Week 51
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Fritham, New Forest
December 22nd

While visiting family in the south of England for the winter holidays, a break in wet weather afforded a walk near Fritham in the New Forest. Stopping beside a group of holly trees in a predominantly featureless expanse, I recorded wind through the trees, birds, and some distant wild ponies. I didn’t have decent wind protectors with me, so there is a bit of wind rumble on the recording, but nothing too terrible.

(02.45 pm (06:20))

Setup: 2 DPA 4060 lavalier mics in stereo position to Tascam DR-680

Week 50

Double-decker bus, Edinburgh
December 16th

The following recording, taken from the top deck of a number 5 Lothian bus from London Road towards Clerk Street, is quite a monotonously boring one. Often listening live to something is far more interesting than a recording of it.

(03.15 pm (06:00))

Setup: 2 DPA 4060 lavalier mics in stereo position to Tascam DR-680

Week 49
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Christmas fairy lights
December 9th

Flashing Christmas lights recorded with an induction coil pick-up to listen to the electrical signal.

(05.10 pm (05:00))

Setup: induction coil pick-up to Zoom H4

Week 48
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River Almond/ Cramond, Edinburgh
December 1st

Something a little different this week. I spent an afternoon walking and recording along the River Almond towards Cramond Island, and decided to put together a small sound map to host some of the recordings. All recordings were made between 2-5.30pm; I started my walk from near the A90, so time progresses as you move toward Cramond Island causeway.

Setup: 2 DPA 4060 lavalier mics in stereo position to Tascam DR-680