Recording the sounds of Iceland

Photo credit: Richard Youell
Photo credit: Richard Youell
Photo credit: Richard Youell
Photo credit: Richard Youell

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI spent ten days in June learning about sound recording in the field with the legendary sound recordist Chris Watson (of the Dadaist group Cabaret Voltaire, a zillion wonderful BBC productions and nature docs with David Attenborough, plus so much more). Artists Jez Riley French and Finnbogi Peterssun were also advising our team. I had the time of my life, learned so much about expensive microphones that I’ll probably never be able to afford but now have a wish list of, and am in love with the wilds of Iceland. This might be my favourite recording I made – – – it involves my head being pecked by a swarm of attacking birds! That was damn scary.

Photo credit Richard Youell
Photo credit Richard Youell
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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