Near Wirrina Cove (looking north towards Normanville and Carrickalinga) – July 2011
A couple of new additions to the FSM.
As I was finishing some sound design work for an upcoming theatre production I found myself digging through some archived field recordings from a weekend trip to Normanville in July 2011.
It was a productive trip at the time as it was my first proper research trip to survey sound environments on the Fleurieu; and though I only covered a small area of territory (mostly around my hometown, Normanville) it was an important exercise which ultimately led to the creation of the FSM six months later.
Both these additions are fairly simple recordings of sites which are sonically consistent and generally uneventful, but are important documents of sites previously not featured on the site. As these are recordings made on the old Edirol-HR09 (with problematic signal-to-noise at low volumes) there is discrete hiss on the very quiet Second Valley Forest recording. This discrete noise is the principle reason no EQ or gain has been applied to this recording.
The second Bandcamp release in my series of archived sound installation audio.
This release features the original Wentworth Visitation audio composition and an in-situ audio recording of the installation work at its opening on the morning of March 2nd 2013. I thought the inclusion of the in-situ cell recording would be provide an interesting contrast to the original composition audio as there are perceivable acoustic effects throughout the track (reverberation, diffusion, standing waves) whilst presenting a faithful impression of how visitors to the space would have heard the work.
Wentworth Visitation was an audio installation for the Old Wentworth Gaol wherein composed sounds from the gaol and the wider Wentworth area are broadcast through loudspeakers into a gaol cell, with the intention of evoking an imagined visitation of the natural world as experienced by the former inmates of the gaol. Wentworth Visitation was a commissioned work for the 2013 Mildura-Wentworth Arts Festival.
“Nude” (2011); image by Ashley Edwards, 25th February 2014.
My old school friend, Ashley Edwards who’s based in Delamere stumbled across the ephemeral land sculpture that I constructed in July 2011. It is located about 4km south of Lady Bay in a rocky bay near Wirrina Cove. This is the first instance of an intrepid visitor taking a photo of the sculpture in its current state!
Read more about the work/videos: http://www.tristanlouthrobins.com/works/2_other.html
The Fleurieu Sound Map has be briefly cited in the Elsevier Science Ltd publication, Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography.
Chapter 10, Interactive Audiovisual Design for Cartography: Survey, Prospects and Example (where the FSM is mentioned) provides an interesting overview of sound mapping and its wider scientific applications.
This chapter can currently be accessed via Google Books: link