Tag: wind

24 – the fire starting to take

the fire starting to take – Felicity Ford, 24.12.2008

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09 – the wind in the last few leaves of an oak tree; a crow in the oak tree

the wind in the last few leaves of an oak tree; a crow in the oak tree – Felicity Ford, 09.12.2008

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Day 7: Winchester to Bishop’s Sutton

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16 – Ewes calling for their rams, heard on Two Hoots campsite, Bishop’s Sutton, 3rd August, 2012

Winchester to Bishop’s Sutton: 10 miles

Quiet places in lands where sheep graze

The water lapping at the edges of the island of Kihnu, Estonia.

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The wind in the chimney of the Aga in David and Diane’s kitchen, Cumbria, UK.

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Cumbrian wind

This is a recording of the wind whipping through fields where Rough Fell sheep silently grazed in January, in their fields, at Hilary Wilson’s Farm in Cumbria.

Standing in a wind like this, one discovers a new appreciation for the wool of fell sheep; the thick white fleece of the Rough Fell Sheep seems both necessary and appropriate.

You can hear only the wind in this recording, as the Rough Fell Sheep were very quiet at the time, hunkered down together in small groups, grazing very quietly, and warm inside their strong, long, white, woolly, protective coats.

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Claes

Today’s wool-related recording is a poem written by Richard and Jim’s mother, and read out by Richard in David and Diane’s kitchen. David and Diane keep the Black Hebridean sheep featured in yesterday’s sound recording.

Richard and Jim are brothers, and Jim is David and Diane’s shepherd. He is officially retired, but he still tends a few small flocks around the Lake District.

“Claes” means clothes, and this poem is about the wear and tear that clothes get in the daily business of life in the countryside. It’s called “I’s hard on me claes.”

You can hear the wind in the aga chimney in the background… the wind being a fairly constant feature of the fells where Cumbrian sheep graze and grow.

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Max Eastley, birds, Aeolian Device and wind lore

As per this post and in anticipation of the forthcoming Audiograft 2012 festival, during each day in February 2011, a recording created during Audiograft 2011 will be played here as a Sound Diary entry. The whole series will act like an album of sonic snapshots from the festival; though without frames, without borders, and filled with the overspilling sounds of the surrounding world.

Today’s sound was recorded during Max Eastley’s talk about wind and features wind-lore, the sound of Eastley’s Aeolian device being activated by a strong breeze, and the birdsong of early spring.

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Walking out to “Ground Sound”

As per this post and in anticipation of the forthcoming Audiograft 2012 festival, during each day in February 2011, a recording created during Audiograft 2011 will be played here as a Sound Diary entry. The whole series will act like an album of sonic snapshots from the festival; though without frames, without borders, and filled with the overspilling sounds of the surrounding world.

Today’s sound was recorded outside the Richard Hamilton Building at the launch event of Audiograft 2011, and features the sounds of the wind and the slow approach to Shirley Pegna’s work, “Ground Sound” which was stationed on the lawn outside the building. You can hear people’s reactions to the work and the distant murmur of traffic on the road beside the campus.

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12th 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 is of tiny wind-activated devices, hanging in the window of a souvenir shop in Frigiliana, Spain. Recorded by Felicity Ford.

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