Field recording is often associated with capturing the sounds of nature, such as the gentle rustling of leaves, the distant ‘hoot’ of an owl, or the ‘twittering’ of the skylark from high above the field; sounds more often to be found within the ambience of ‘quiet’, or ‘remote’ locations.
However, ‘Homo sapiens’ also belong to the natural world, but too often they and their activities are overlooked and even avoided whilst out field recording; so I thought I would redress the balance and make a concerted effort to capture some of the unique sounds made by that particular species, found within the ambience of a city centre location; in particular Norwich City, Norfolk, UK.
Recorded on 09 December 2014.
Video: GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Camera, 1920x1080p (16:9) 47.952fps CineForm
Audio: Olympus LS-11 on GoPro mounting frame. Recorded with inbuilt X-Y stereo pattern microphones, with faux-fur windshield. Format 48KHz/24bit.
Weather very cold with blustery wind conditions, not ideal for sound recording!
Many thanks to David Perry, the Norwich Puppet Man for participating and being his usual friendly self.