field recording with chris watson.

With a head torch and a bunch of bearded, bald men we set off on a circuit. From the Museum of Garden History, across Lambeth Bridge, to Big Ben, down Westminster Bridge and down the Thames Path.

Noted sounds: The traffic almost overwhelming the calm river. The chimes resonating at Midnight. The 24 hour hum of St. Thomas' hospital.

Despite all my previous excursions, having to keep still was hard. I learnt a lot from the others and interacted with inquisitive strangers on their behalf.

The next day Chris Watson told us about framing sounds: collecting atmospheres, habitats and featured sounds. Also, the importance of a good parabolic reflector:


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