August 20, 2011

 

We have been concentrating on the effects of wind over the past few days that have sprung up with some intensity to signal the change in seasons. The calm, still days that greeted our first week at Warmun have been dramatically replaced by blustery conditions whipping up sand and dust around the township. Wind though always provides a good opportunity to record rustling, creaking and groaning noises as it activates various surfaces and objects including trees, grasses, fences and buildings. In addition to recording the dynamic conditions we have also been busy presenting our work to the children of the local school who have been able to identify many of the strange sounds that we have collected in and around Warmun. A particular favorite is the recording we made of the didgeridoo that often resulted in children bursting out into spontaneous dance, which was quite delightful.

Philip Samartzis