Field Recording

Norfolk Sound Map

I have been making good use of the spare time I have while being furloughed to make some improvements to the Norfolk Sound Map.

I’ve given the front page a little overhaul and it looks much tidier.

The most significant addition is the Full Content List. This allows you to browse through the sounds without having to use the map. It’s an alternative way to find sounds as well as being much more accessible.

I’m also looking to add some more of my creative work to the map, basically anything that includes field recordings and other audio gathered around Norfolk.

Civilian Listening Service

I spend a lot of time playing with sounds, be they recordings I’ve made, musical experiments, found sounds (on old second hand tapes) and soundscapes. Some of them appear on my Norfolk Sound Map and most of them are on my Soundcloud page, but none of it is really curated in any way.

Until now, and Civilian Listening Service. It’s a half hour podcast of my creative sound.

I wanted to give the listening experience an identity. Something that could hold together the diverse content. I think that what I, along with Debbie Fair -The Voice of The Announcer, have created is the suggestion that you have somehow stumbled upon something intended for someone else. Undercover agents perhaps? Or maybe they are recordings from a dystopian past. Or future. Listen, and you decide.

Civilian Listening Service.

St Margaret’s Church, Old Catton

St Margaret’s, Old Catton

For this morning’s early walk I headed into Old Catton to visit St Margaret’s Church.

A beautiful church in an equally beautiful setting.

There are some wonderful 18th Century headstones to explore, each with their own story to tell.

But they are for visits to come.

Sadly, like so many, this church is closed because of the pandemic. Not that it would have been open at 6.30 this morning anyway!

All that was to be done was to sit quietly and listen to the birds.

Sit with me now.