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Field Recordings Podcast
Hollow Tree, Sergiyev Posad, Russia by Vladimir Kryuchev
Field recordings is a podcast where audiomakers stand silently in fields and record their surroundings. This is one of my favourites: you can listen and read the full story here, but it’s the sound of an old hollow tree swaying in the wind (recorded from the inside). It sounds a bit niche, but give it a listen!
Kinder Ramblings: Hati (from Beyond the Edge)
I hope you don’t mind us sharing our own pieces of art and writing from time to time. This is a bit of creative prose that draws on techniques from our Poetry in the Peak workshop back in May. Our next Poetry workshop is in September so think autumnal colours. (Mmmm!)
These are just lovely, the link above takes you to the artists’ instagram page but you’ll find their website here.
Something to do with old bits of prussik and cord
Alex stumbled across this video the other day so we thought we’d share it. Not a bad way to use your old bits of cord and make your zip pulls a bit more manageable for gloved hands (not in this weather of course, but it’s good to be prepared!)
The Lost Rainforests of Britain: Guy Shrubshole
Recommended by Alex, who said ‘this website is quite cool’ and has just finished reading The Lost Rainforests of Britain (Guy Shrubshole). If you can’t quite fit in a whole book, have a play on the website which has campaign updates and interactive maps of rainforest areas in Britain. (Who doesn’t love an interactive map?)
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