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!
The Rupununi is a wonderful place, mixed Savannahs in between Brazil and Guyana. It has an almost untouched nature scenery far from the civilized modern world! Despite its vast rich biodiversity, it has almost no tourist or very few due to various dangerous factors (crimes, …) but also the difficulty of transportation. An undiscovered place I couldn’t miss out!
The track to get there is a long long road crossing the rainforest from Georgetown, the one and only road in the inner country. It is ground, sand and mud all along. We drove all night long and a part of the next day with really bad road conditions. We even had a breakdown of some sort, hopefully the driver was smart enough and after 3 hours we could drive again. There are many checkpoint and it is kind of frightening as many officers look suspiciously to us. I have been told it is a really dangerous place, and anything can happen, and nobody will know.
After maybe 16 hours of bumpy, shaky treatment, we could finally enjoy the scenery.
I found very nice local people living there in the Amerindian village of Surama.
Just walking few steps out of the track and I could find a no man’s pristine nature. What a gift from the god! I recorded incredible rich soundscapes.
We have some hot stuff on the plate with lots of recordings.
The project REM is going on until October!
We have many recording studio sessions and many more editing works coming up. So grateful for what is happening on this project involving great people and will result with world premiere sound libraries! 😉
Today I dropped by the Canadian Grand Prix of Montreal.
I found an interesting spot up high above the track from a road junction bridge. It was a great place to record a full spectrum of engines from the formula 1 race.
I had a wide soundscape with great resonance from this high perspective.
I am really happy from the experience.
These days I started recording little things, objects I have in my apartment and probably much more if I find interesting stuff.
It is impressive to see how much things we can pile up over the years!
I did find many buttons, switch and objects with interaction.
I installed a tiny improvised booth room in my closet so I can dig up the sounds of these objects.
I haven’t count precisely but I the number of objects I have just inside my apartment must exceed 3000. And every objects can create at least one sound, and usually many more, plus the interaction between different objects, and all the many variations that can be done.
I am pretty sure if I focus on these, I could record 50,000 sounds from only what I have in my flat! Thinking about it I just go mad!