I’m very pleased to announce that ‘Sacred & Profane’, my first solo release of field recordings, will be available on the Gruenrekorder label from 1st March 2013 as a digital download.
The recordings in this collection span several years and several countries. They are essentially documents of my travels as a tourist with a microphone. Each soundscape was recorded in a sacred place, or captures the sound of a sacred ritual. This notion of sacred sounds was the initial thematic concept for the collection. However, while selecting and preparing the material I became more aware of the secular sounds that are present alongside the religious sounds I originally set out to record – the profane. These commonplace, usually quieter sounds have a powerful ability to frame, contextualise and ground the listener, drawing one back from the spiritual and abstract, to the concrete.
To purchase a copy please visit the Gruenrekorder website.
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