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Common Starling roost

June 2020 At the beginning of April, during a sound recording trip, I accidentally came across a roost of Common Starlings Sturnus v. vulgaris consisting of several hundreds of individuals. During the morning recording session I realised that those songs were differently from those uttered at night. At night the birds arriving at the roost …

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Bluethroat song

June 2020 I am regularly asked how exactly I came to sound recording. The answer is as short as simple: I discovered that there are animal sounds that are very abstract and sound surprisingly artificial. Here my personal interest in synthesising sounds began to fade away… PFR16506, 200410, Bluethroat Luscinia svecia cyanecula, male, song, Germany

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First Light

January 2020 Since Marc Namblard released his “Chants of Frozen Lakes” album, I have become more aware of this phenomenon. Ice, in a lake or river bed gets squeezed by changes in temperature and thus produces a wide range of sounds. At the beginning of January I spontaneously had the opportunity to record this phenomenon. …

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