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Field Recordings - 01 Sri Lanka

by Ard Bit

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Part I 10:07
Part II 10:55


Originally released on April 9, 2021
Revised and remastered on December 29, 2021

"These are sculpted selections of field sounds, creating an informative flow for your listening enjoyment. Instead of instruments, the composer is using recordings and arranging selections from the spectrum of audio that has been captured."
Igloo Magazine, May 10, 2022

Read full article here: igloomag.com/reviews/ard-bit-field-recordings-01-02

➝ About 01 Sri Lanka:

Armed with a Zoom H5 field recorder I recorded several spots and hidden beauties, the focus was mainly on non-human organisms. If you listen close and with attention there are many layers nature is producing (eg with headphones you'll hear a drone produced by a chorus of cicadas, at 2:30 ”of Part I). But it was inevitable not to record human generated noise, so I decided to use these elements too in the soundscapes. The result is a powerful, mesmeric journey.

The recordings were made on a trip to Sri Lanka in the summer of 2019 (East coast, Hill Country, South Coast, Sinharaja Rainforest) These recordings are edited and layered into two soundscapes. Peaceful places, the ocean, the rainforest and a train (environment) provide the setting for these dynamic pieces. Sounds of birds, bees, screaming flying foxes, choirs of cicades, babbling brooks and also human generated noise are all included in the mix.

🌍 Locations:
Part I
: Nilaveli, Pigeon island, Trincomalee, Sigiriya, Kandy
Part II: Kandy, Ella, Marissa, Sinharaja Rainforest

➝ About the series:

Field Recordings is about an auditory world in which one moves. A series based on a continuous curiosity and explorations of (natural) sound fields. The recordings are layered in a soundscape, sometimes accompanied by musical elements, or simply reproduced as it was captured. I am using contact microphones, geofon, shotgun microphones or a handheld recorder.


released April 9, 2021

artwork by Niels Vrijdag


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