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Sea Monsters

Quite spontaneously I’ve started making YouTube videos about beaches and marine litter. They started as spur-of-the-moment reactions, all recorded in Wexford, on my phone. For the third video…

Take the Ten Million

You’re the world’s leading conservation group. A big oil company, with a big spill not far behind, is offering you £10,000,000 for conservation. Do you take the money?…

Archive: Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, New Zealand, 2008

Here’s a guided night tour through a big nature reserve on the outskirts of Wellington, New Zealand. It’s now called Zealandia. It has a massive predator-proof fence, to…

Gedichtje Radiophonique

There hasn’t been much time to go out specifically to record recently, so when I chucked a handheld recorder in my bag before heading out this morning, it…

Knokke/Zwin nature walk

Another of my nature sound walk thingies, this time in the dune and polder nature reserve at Knokke, the northernmost town on Belgium’s coast.

Urban Reservoir one Sunday Morning

After two days at the In The Field symposium, I was woken early on Sunday by a sound that brought to mind two recordings we heard at the…

Walks on Hampstead Heath

Simple field recordings, and me describing, some probably fairly ordinary sounds of Hampstead Heath Extension and the adjoining Sandy Heath.

White Cliffs of Dover

Another of those nature walks I do. If you’ve heard one, you’ll know that listening is a waste of your time. 1 August, 2012, and we’re walking from…

Being stopped in my tracks on Hampstead Heath Extension

Out for a wander with newly thrown-together microphone windshields to test, nearly leaving the Heath, where the National Grid has works underway on requiring temporary traffic lights on…

Raven Wood on the Winter Solstice

Went off to Raven Wood today. It’s an interesting place, coniferous woodland on sand dunes, with the Irish Sea on one side and reclaimed mudflats on the other….

My Batteries Ran Out in the Rose Garden

I didn’t notice for a moment – in the rain, with the bird, the dog, and the plane.

Hail and Thunder

A modest stereo field recording of the hail and thunder storm we had in West london during the week.

Benimeli plaza atmos

Here’s a charming field recording of the plaza in Benimeli, a village in the hills between Alicante and Valencia. Recorded in 2005, in mono, on MiniDisc. I can’t…

Pants snow atmos recording

Tried to record the gorgeous delicate sound of lots of tiny snow falling. Sennheiser MKH 60 and 30 into the Fostex Fr-2LE. Got that, humanities graduate? Well what…

Back in the Bois

de la Cambre. The Bois de la Cambre being a big wooded park in south (southeastish) Brussels, which I walked to plenty of times in my previous stint…