SWEDISH FOREST TEXTURES
As I was reaching the area by car I saw a large group of swans illuminating the big dark late, like a celestial vision, with the promise of beautiful soundscapes.
These field recordings had the approach of experiencing the forest for a first time. The snow was still melting and it was deep in spots where the sunlight barely touched the ground.
Beautiful lakes – large and small – make the acoustics like a mirror and call a variety of wildlife that we can listen to sometimes at the distance, other times much closer.
All kinds of weather have been pouring into the microphones: heavy rain, strong evolving winds in the strong trees, warm and soothing sunlight and cold quiet nights.
During the difficult hikes, with equipment heavy on my back, I encountered beautiful and almost mystical sights such as the whole skeleton of a young female elk and tracks from large animals in the snow, but my ears detected more than my eyes. This album contains a selection of the awe-inspiring soundscapes and ambiences that I captured during my time here.
Tragically this area was chopped dead less than a year after the recordings took place.
I’m hoping to bring not only a sense of admiration but one of belonging in the nature that we often fear and have become increasingly distant as urban spaces advance and separate us from the essence of life.
Between tracks there is a very high dynamic range and I encourage you to listen to the quieter tracks at a lower volume, as the night time is in fact very silent.
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Artwork by Pedro Peres.
Text edited by Elizabeth Carlyon.
Thanks to Carl Rasmussen for making these recordings possible.
Dedicated to my friends Sérgio, Peres, Adriana.
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Nocturnal Sounds of the Atlantic Forest
Participation in “Forests Of The World”: an international field recording project started by Tony Oudaimy in March 2016 aiming to capture the sound of forests around the world.
Sound professionals and artists from different countries submitted their recordings and the first compilation album was released on the 31st of July 2016
For more information, visit the official website.