Tag: Field Recordings

Water Music

by paulmichael

We spent the Orthodox Easter holidays in a village on the Cretan coast called Kalives. There was a lot of lamb but surprisingly little sunshine – guess you can’t have everything. The wind got up as well which caused some nice waves that I went out to record.


Here I am, photographed by MJ, on a little jetty trying to record wave sounds from 2 directions at once with my binaural (in-ear) microphones. You remember them, right? And that the recording is best listened to on headphones?


Towards the end of the recording some party music from nearby intrudes, punctuated by what I think is celebratory gunfire…

Kalo Pascha!



by mjpichette


Fishing off the East Sussex coast

The sea on a more peaceful day. I went for a walk looking for examples of solitude, but most of the people who were not with a friend or a dog were on their phone… I think we have forgotten how to spend time with ourselves, just enjoying the scenery and the sounds around us. Luckily, I found this gentleman waiting for a fish to bite.

To enjoy the “3D” sounds of this binaural recording, listen with headphones.

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

by mjpichette


I’ve always been drawn to water. Peaceful, it has the power to calm and sooth. Restless, and the reverse is true. Yesterday, the sea was tranquil. Today you can almost see the Kraken’s roiling limbs.

(This is another binaural recording, best listened to with headphones for the “3D” effect.)

Rows of Memorial Benches line the Brighton and Hove seaside: A peaceful place to sit and remember loved ones lost. Some of the benches are regularly decorated by the families.


Post title The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls inspired by the poem of the same name, by Longfellow.

North Laine, Brighton

by mjpichette

Today my husband, Paul and I wandered along the North Laine in Brighton. This area offers such a real visual and audio feast… These shots feature Paul recording the sounds of the Laine while I trailed him from behind.

And this is the recording Paul made using binaural microphones. These are microphones placed in the ear, so if you listen via headphone it’s the audio equivalent of a “3D recording”…


(Paul’s note: “There’s a little electronic noise at the 1 minute mark which I think is my phone and recorder having a disagreement. Note to self – use different pockets next time…”)


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