Friday, November 27, 2009
I've recently moved house, and I've gone from living in a very urban, high density living area to a more suburban place. One thing that has struck me are the amount of birds that are in the area, especially at around 5am or so. I've been doing some field recordingin my backyard recently from between 5am and 6am, and I've been noticing this willy wagtail bird that has been singing quite consistently.
After transposing one of his phrases down by 24 semitones, I am amazed at the rich detail in the sound. It always intrigues me - this idea that there are many aesthetically pleasing elements of sound that fall outside of our direct perception and must be treated in some way in order to be revealed and brought into our conscious awareness.
Now for some sound examples:
- willy wagtail phrase (normal)
- willy wagtail phrase (slowed down by 2 octaves)