@carlingberkhout and I explored some pretty rad places this weekend and played music in them - stay tuned for more, but here’s a bit of Susan’s Gone played in an abandoned warehouse in Hoosick. Full video in bio
#radiobadlands grab your preorder copy, link in bio. Cassette includes digital download. 📻📡Radio Badlands is a phonography expedition exploring the technique of onsite improvised music in nature with battery-powered electronics and capturing the environment with a field recorder, a light microphone, and a VLF (very low frequency) radio antenna. #teenageengineering#bastlinstruments#standuino#fieldrecording @tiep.biz
This week's featured recording was made late on a summer night in downtown Louisville, near the Greyhound station, where a duet played out between katydids and the Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) system.
The APS is the chirping sound you hear at selected intersections to alert visually-impaired pedestrians to the signal status. Katydids make one of the most recognizable calls of any insect in our region, calling "Katy did, Katy didn't" deep into the summer night. In rural areas, katydids sing in a chorus with crickets, cicadas, frogs, and birds. Do the ones downtown hear the APS? How might it change how and when they call? Do the insects alter the effectiveness of the APS for the visually impaired?
To hear this recording, select Map>Featured Sound from the navigation menu on the Kentuckiana Sounds website, link in bio.
Reporting from my second full day at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest for my residency with the Long Term Reflections project through @springcreekproject. I’ll be adding my sound recording and music work here to the decades of research that’s happened here. Super honored to have the privilege to work and spend time at this very special place, where so much crucial research in old growth forest ecology has been/is being carried out. And thank you to @aisforanythingmusic for being the best co-explorer these first coupla days 🌱🤘🏻💚🥁#acousticecology#soundscapes#percussion#ants#wind#fieldrecording#oldgrowth#ecology#cascades