Dawn chorus

Category : Sound
Date : 7 May 2015

Earlier this week I was out before dawn to capture the sounds of the dawn chorus at Potton Wood and in Wolfson College, Cambridge. The dawn chorus of birds peaks around this time of the year and the birds start singing as early as 3:30 am to reach an amazing intensity of sound later in the morning around sunrise. I have come to this as a novice and it’s my first dawn chorus recording and even witnessing. With the sounds captured I created compositions to recreate the three dimensionality of space recorded with 2 different microphones and a portable recorder. The sounds of aeroplanes and cars are purposely left to remind us of the nature of the planet we live in, that no matter how far away we get from the sounds of civilisation, they are always there, encircling nature and causing significant changes in its manifestation.

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