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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 […]

Summer – Drömling VII

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September 2016 End of July, early August adult birds usually are busy with feeding their chicks or already moult quietly hidden in the shrubbery. From time to time you can hear males singing in aim to teach their offspring species-specific songs, probably in particular dialects. But the time of exuberant dawn choruses and day and night time singing is […]

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 […]

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. […]

Just dutch birding II

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MAY 2015 It’s no secret the Netherlands are always worth a visit at least for birding. Especially the north seems to be blessed with migrants and sometimes one can get the impression, the countless dutch birders even find every vagrant may it ever so inconspicuous. Therefore, no doubt a stopover in Holland travelling from the […]

WSRS annual meeting II

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July 2014 Every year the Wildlife Sound Recording Society holds an annual meeting somewhere in the UK. This year it was held at the Rutland Water Reserve. The guest speaker was the society’s new president Chris Watson. He spoke about the work during the filming of the tv-program Frozen Planet and his experiences in Antarctica. […]

Just dutch birding I

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September 2013 In September I went to the harbour town Poole in South England. After a unexpected offer from The sound approach to reinforce the team as a librarian at this year’s Birdfair I went to my first meeting with the guys. Before and after these exciting, instructive and delightful days I spent some days […]