Manipulating sound can serve many purposes, not least the intention of putting the listener’s imagination in the environment of the sound. I have included here two audio tracks from StillWalks® videos I have produced as, for me, they make for a relaxing soundscape even without the visual aid of the still images that form the videos.
Click the play button to listen to the soundscapes.
This soundscape is used as the audio backdrop to my interactive tapestry of the same name. There are patches of weaving in the tapestry which the audience is asked to touch to trigger 12 short sound clips which are layered over the soundscape and complement the theme of the tapestry.
Ditch Hikers Walk
Other sounds I enjoy working with are quite different to those found in a natural environment – that of metal. In fact, the first sound compilation below was made using the various sounds of gates on walks in the countryside. The others, however, you may not find so entertaining!