Hi Andrew & Bart,
I really like the idea of being able to provide a 3-d soundscape - one that would clearly provide a 'real-time' audio overview of the natural sound-occurances at a particular site. Although I currently have only one mic, with my WebLab software I can certainly pan in-and-out multiple tracks into a final stereo mix to create that effect. It is definately possible, but at this time I would need to record each of those phenomena individually (i.e. tree, bird, bee). Then, I could create the mix of tracks in the soundscape - the only caveat being that it will not be in real time. But the idea has terrific Andrew, and I think with a lot of expressive potential!
At first, I began recording with the idea that by isolating the sounds of each individual tree and keeping within certain wind conditions, that each type may reveal individual sonic characteristics. So far, in the soundscape recordings I have made of individual needle trees, that has certainly been the case. The hemlocks, white and red pines, eastern red cedar and norway spruce are all distinct from each other. But, I think I am at the beginning of a lot of work, recording/experimentation, and sometimes disappointement still ahead.
Secondly, I want to combine these sounds with my other passion, which is composing music. By pairing the pre-recorded soundscapes with, for example, a string quartet, a piano, or a chamber orchestra, I am in a sorta-kinda-way bringing the life of trees into the concert hall. Besides the aesthetic purpose and my desire to stretch my musical language as a composer, I also want to create opportunities that will raise awareness, educate, and celebrate the sound & spirit of trees with concertgoers.
Lastly, I would totally understand if anyone feels I need to check into Belview at this stage? :)
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