All Terrain #4

Sound heard: breath and heart – sounds resonated in chest.

Name of track:  Breath by ribs22.05

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Stethoscope contact: right lower back rib cage


Bristol UK (Latitude 51.4690527°, Longitude -2.5829104°.)

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Accompanying text from distant place:

“Your lungs fill & spread themselves,

wings of pink blood, and your bones

empty themselves and become hollow.”

(Atwood. M)


Massachusetts USA (Latitude 412,3601°, Longitude -71.0589°.)


Margaret Atwood – Flying Inside Your Own Body. Found in, Selected Poems II, (1986). Pub. Houghton Mifflin, p.65

23.46 …catching the train at Alexanderplatz

On a recent visit to Berlin to perform it pays my way and it corrodes my soul with Stephen Cornford at LEAP, I made these recordings. Whenever I could I stopped and recorded my situation from the raucous queue outside a nightclub in Oxford to the escalators at Stansted and a Mexican dinner in Berlin. The recordings were made using an Edirol R-09HR.

Extra context here.

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23.46 …catching the train at Alexanderplatz

20th December

From the 1st – 24th December, we will reveal 24 seconds of sound from a warmer place here on the sound-diaries blog, taken from either Paul Whitty or Felicity Ford’s collections of holiday recordings.

Today’s sound was recorded by Paul Whitty in the New Forest, near Brockenhurst, on a Summer afternoon.

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