Field Recordings

Since I was a small child I have always been fascinated with recording. Any type of recording amazes me. The idea of preserving moments in time forever blows my mind. It's like a type of time travel, and there is no notion more interesting to me than time travel. Recording audio of any type is just about as good as it gets for me--especially in stereo.

When I was 11 and started playing guitar, it was more alluring to read magazines that featured recording studios and movie scenes showing the boom mic than it was actually playing guitar. When I volunteered in 1991 to apprentice in a recording studio, it might as well have been Disneyland. It was the greatest thing I had ever done, and I was right in it--a part of it. I could touch all the equipment and exist in that space for a time.

I continued with my music career for many years--more interested in the act of recording than the act of playing. By 1993 I had my own 4-track cassette recorder and I spent every minute I could recording songs--because songs were all I could ever record that would be interesting enough to showcase to my parents. I was, after all, tethered to a wall-outlet the entire time since my recorder couldn't run on batteries.

Years later, with the advent of cell phones and their audio recording capabilities, I would record all kinds of situations to preserve moments when I would think of it. I've got hundreds of those recordings; spanning more than a decade.

In 2019, I decided to take the plunge and got a beginner stereo handy recorder. I recorded family dinners and other get-togethers with it. One such family recording can be found used as an intro to my song "Geological Astronomer" (Apple, Spotify, Google Play).

In 2020, during lockdown, I decided to get serious about field recording and purchased some high-end professional field recording gear. Several industry standard microphones and a Sound Devices Mixpre later, I began recording sounds to be used in various productions or just to escape with.

I began a Bandcamp account and have decided to host my field recordings there.

I am only at the beginning of building my field recording library, but I will add more and more recordings as time goes on.

Please enjoy my recordings below, and perhaps consider following or supporting me on Bandcamp!