5 days ago
5 days ago
A wide open landscape, resting, between gusts of rain-speckled Northumbrian air. This place, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, is endlessly rural. Mostly farmland. Dotted with far apart sheep, grazing under a silent plane-free sky.
It's nearly midday. Hearing the spatial sound of time passing and looking down, from a hill above, on the town clock of Wooler. How might its chimes carry? Through the speckling rain. Between the brisk gusts of scurrying air that cuff around the ears but then, are gone.
Green fields sloping steeply down towards the town, framed on either side by tall, well established trees. Trees that transcribe the invisibly moving air into varying blends of white noise. Trees that are home to cooing wood pigeons. Trees seen from afar, as just patches of dark shadow on a green, far away horizon.
* This is NOT a *sleep safe* episode as there is a loud bell chime halfway through!
** This is another section from the mics we left out and alone for 14 hours last summer in the hills above Wooler in Northumberland. Listen to the 5am sounds from this special place in episode 141 - Soft land murmuring.
*** Every Lento episode is unique and represents an authentic passage of recorded time. We think of them as sound photographs inspired by the French impressionists. Each is an exposure from our own hand-built sound-camera, set up to collect spatial audio depicting the auditory impression of the moment, especially the spatial shiftings of audible textures.
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