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wEsT iNdiEs

This page contains a few location-based field recordings I made throughout the West Indies,
along with one or two videos and a few composition excerpts using the field recordings
(special thanks to EcoSono for enabling the recordings!):

here’s a hermit crab colony I almost fell into off the coast of Bonaire, it was that small, but the sounds upon lowering a mic…!

 

and her’s a creative composition I made from the recording entitled ‘hermetica’ the URL will take you to a vimeo 3D experiment I created to react to the sounds

some very ‘chatty’ wind chimes in the
streets of the island of Aruba

 

here’s a bird sanctuary in Trinidad, the sounds from the sanctuary inspired their usage in the creative composition below;)

and here are the wonderful birds in another creative work I composed, ‘le son de la lumière’, a homage to composer Luc Ferrari…
here’s a link to the website of the remarkable composer Luc Ferrari, where you can hear the entire work, and read the program note…: PRESQUE RIEN Prize 2011 (under the section ‘PRESQUE RIEN Prize 2011’)

I couldn’t resist sharing this beautiful ‘Grumpy’ bridge recording,
recorded in Willemstad, on the island of Curacao

Puerto Rico soundwalk
street recording_

 

 

In Puerto Rico I spent several hours undertaking soundwalks…
it’s a very vibrant and sensuous place for sounds, with lots of auditory delights on offer!

Bamboo – Grenada

bamboo, birds and breeze…arrrr the wonderful
recordings captured in St George on the island of Grenada

TerraSubfonica_CD-Cover_Front_DanielBlinkhorn

 

 

Finally, whilst undertaking these recordings
I was the ABC National Media-Artist-in-Residence
and so created a full length CD collection of 19 ‘miniatures’
from the region entitled ‘terra subfónica’…(I’ve referenced it in the ‘sTuFf’ & ‘rEleAsEs’ sections of the site)
It’s a funny little release and not what I would ordinarily do, but was a lot of fun to make…;) you can hear a couple of excerpts of it here on soundcloud…: