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After two or three years of using phonography and noise music (anthrophony?) to find a way of dealing with human-induced noise, I decided to focus on the sounds of nature. Discovering Chris Watson’s “Outside the Circle of Fire” (WATSON 2008) was a more than welcome confirmation of my perception that pure, not collaged biophonies can have an […]

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Lil’ Bittern

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Juli 2016 From time to time I visit an area near Leipzig comprising some lakes, meadows and beautiful deciduous forests. It inhabits several rare bird species but is only rarely observed and therefore wildife is poorly documented. This time I found my second Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus in that area. PFR11908, 2-11, 160622, Little Bittern […]

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Mallorca of the north

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January 2016 In June 2014 I went to the annual meeting of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society at Rutland Wetland Reserve. Chris Watson the new president of the society presented sound recordings made on filming trips for Sir David Attenborough’s series Frozen Planet– no need to mention how inspiring it was once again. Chris invited […]

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They say no, we say yes

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January 2016 After one year of weekly racist marches in Leipzig, Leipzig’s antifascist youth decided to send a clear signal. In mid of December a demonstration against a planned Nazi march through Leipzig’s left-wing dominated borough Connewitz ended up with riots. As penalty for that the Leipzig Police imposed a ban on meetings for the […]

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Novice

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August 2015 Some unfinished songs I’ve recently recorded at nature reserve Drömling, Germany. PFR11324, 2-00, 150809, Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, excitement, begging calls, subsong Kraemkerhorst, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector PFR11320, 2-00, 150809, Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla, 1CY, plastic song Kraemkerhorst, Germany, Telinga parabolic reflector

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Bird bound feat. Hendrik Walcher

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August 2015 In the early 2000s I curated a sound art series called Alula Ton Serien. I think it was the concert series where I met Hendrik Walcher, an ornithologist and sound recordist for the first time. I remember not very detailed at things from that time, simply because I was so busy these days. […]