Breckland Forest

by SonicFields

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'Breckland Forest' is a natural field recording captured mid-afternoon on 23 May 2012 near Foulden, Norfolk. There is no human presence during the 70 minute recording, apart from the immediate start and end of the recording session. It takes about 5 minutes before the natural world starts to make itself heard following the recordist's departure. Despite intermittent distant background sound of aircraft, gunfire and explosions from the Stanton Battle Area, the birds start singing and deer can be heard inquisitively investigating the microphone and recorder.

Sonic Field's approach to field recording tends to differ from many recordists by including all sound present at the location being recorded. This ensures the final sound file is a true representation of the ambience of that particular location at the time of recording and not some virtual location produced as a figment of the recordist’s imagination through the removal of unwanted sound such as road traffic, aircraft and other human activities.


released May 25, 2012



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