I have to say I have been meandering through the region during the latest weeks. There are some beautiful sceneries here in Canada.
Conversely the sound at Autumn is as special as the landscape is.
My main focus was to capture the leaves rustling in trees or on the ground.
It turned out to be quite a challenge, due to the vast amount of unwanted noises, cars, constructions, dogs, …, but also because of the wind itself:
too much wind resulted in too much pink noises coming from all trees around, too few wind is difficult to have enough sounds emanating from the rustle.
The kind of trees is also really important, some leafy branches were quite disappointing, meanwhile I got surprised by some other types of trees or leaves that would deliver incredibly subtle and rich sounds.
I have been searching zones on the map, the further as possible from the roads. I had to travel quite a bit to get away from the traffic, and even there it wasn’t easy to get satisfying soundscapes. I am still experimenting and for few days I am also performing rustling foliage inside the studio with some plants I have gathered on my way.
At fall, there are many special sounds.
I took the road and recorded leaves, wind and rustles.
Testing different configurations.
The scenery in Canada are so beautiful, with these multi-colored trees.
I am sad about the end of the warm days of summer but these changes are part of the life cycle.
Well, today I tested a new car renting program, I wanted to drive a little using this new program I enrolled in (it’s called Communauto).
So I went to the ecological farm at the St-Jacques in Montreal.
This was a nice trip, I found some interesting animals, like these goats, who were inclined to bleat for me. What a nice encounter!
Wow I am stunned, I just dig out a relic of the past!
This is a map a drew 7 years ago when I arrived in Montreal.
It is supposed to be a ‘personal’ map of my life!
It is funny to see few things have changed since then.
Today, I recorded a ceramic artist in its workshop studio. The project is initially for a video where we got an inside look of the lives of 5 people.
It was amazing to see all the passionate and delicate attention going into the creations. I was mesmerizing by all the tools and process involved! What a nice place to get variety of materials and texture sounds as well as some specific mechanical sound!
While walking around the Rupununi, I had a stunning experience about the soundscape of threatened landscape!
There was a burnt area at some place in the forest, which locals would use for culture.
It sadened me that this parcel of Nature had gone to fire.
On the other hand, I discovered Nature were responding to these wounds.
In fact, insects were screeching very loud in this area in a way of an alarm would do. This was a really outstanding soundscape. It is the first time I experience this kind of encounter.
Here in the community of Surama, time stands still. It is obvious that very few human activities have shaped the lands, giving us a chance to witness what is a pristine landscape that kept its integrity.
The local community lives in harmony with mother nature, they eat plants that they grow themselves and fish from the river. A simple and happy way of living!
Obviously the soundscapes in here is incredible, rich as they are so many insects, birds and animals striving in this area!