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Garden Pond Life – Birmingham UK

Friday, April 6th, 2012

I added a small pond to my garden at the beginning of the summer last year, one of the moulded PVC ones. I potted up some marginals, dropped in some oxegenating plants and took delivery of some tadpoles from a friend.  By the end of July, nature had worked her magic as wildlife had begun to establish itself.

I made this recording using hydrophones from Jez Riley French. I can recommend his products (I have some of his contact mics too), they’re well made, competitively priced and produce great results. I have the ‘basic’ models but understand he has since improved the design with his ‘C’ series.

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This recording features with other field recordings and processed material in a live laptop set I performed last year.

A couple of the frogs survived to return and spawn in the pond this year. It looks like the tadpoles have begun to hatch. I’ll be making some more recordings in the coming months.