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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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Linum

October 2019 I went to Germany’s most famous Common Crane roost north of Berlin recently. My goal was to make sound recordings of a really large number of Common Cranes arriving at roost. In this case around 20.000 individuals. It is certainly arguable whether it is right, in times of continuous habitat loss, to bring …

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Trumpeter

September 2019 As someone who has been socialised in a quasi-socialist state, it is very important to me that there is an awareness that one’s own success is also based on the work and knowledge of others. Likewise, it is natural for me to share knowledge and experience and not to cultivate competitiveness. In addition …

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Barren

July 2019 It took a few years to return to Iceland. This time though without the silly, eurocentric image and personal projections of the ‘untouched paradise’ that so many bring along – like me, back in 2015. -> So this time I could very well accept mass tourism, large-scale construction projects (especially roads) and the …

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Darß IV

April 2019 Regular readers of my blog will know, I really like the peninsula Darss in Northeast Germany and go there as often as I can. During all of my visits, the target sound-wise has been always the same: calls of small passerines. But beside particular intentions I always simply enjoyed the tranquility in those …

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