Pitchfork has published a brilliant article about field recording, including interviews with Art Rosenbaum, Ernst Karel and Chris Watson.
In this edition of The Out Door, we explore the wide world of field recordings. We talk about trains in Mexico and the music of honeybees with British sound-scape artist Chris Watson, take a sonic tour of Swiss transport systems and Harvard laboratories with Massachusetts-based location recordist Ernst Karel, and travel through musical history with veteran ethnomusicologist Art Rosenbaum. But first we examine what exactly makes field recording such a unique and potent form of sonic art. (Reminder: Follow us on Twitter for news and info about all kinds of experimental music. Thanks to Rachel Evans for providing the background for The Out Door logo.)