I’ve produced libraries of recordings for several regions in the UK, Europe and beyond which reflect the different habitats and their wildlife through the seasons.
I love to document a place through sound. I seek out the places which are still quiet, far enough away from human-originated noise, and use various equipment and techniques to get close to wildlife - minimising diffuse atmospheric sound and microphone self-noise, and recording in immersive surround formats.
Equipment includes a parabolic reflector, hydrophones and a custom-built surround-ambient rig capable of reproducing the very quietest and most subtle soundscapes with minimal noise.
More info on my separate dedicated field recording/bioacoustics site (back online soon!).
Home to most of Europe’s remaining fragments of old growth forest along with it’s densest populations of bears, recordings were first undertaken here for the hugely successful film Untamed Romania.
The mountains, virgin forests and alpine meadows have since been traversed in Spring, Summer and Winter to cresate a huge collection of ultra low-noise immersive sound effects.
Known for being the greenest of Spain’s provinces and with four designated national/natural parks, Jaén is also home to the rare and critically endangered Iberian Lynx.
This ongoing project has so far been recorded in the broad-leaf forests and scrubland of the Lynx’s stronghold, Sierra de Andujar, as well as the pine forests and gorges of Cazorla, through Spring and Autumn.
Recorded during an expedition with a team of biologists undertaking a wildlife survey in the Eastern Morocco area of the Atlas Mountains close to the Algerian border.
The mountains, with peaks around 2000m, mark the upper edge of the Sahara desert and the area is made up of a variety of landscapes including sandy plains, rock deserts, rocky slopes, lakes, green riverbanks, dunes and grassy scrub.
The library features the spring bird, amphibian and insect activity of these landscapes together with various wind and atmospheric recordings.
From locations including Avalon Marshes, Dawlish Warren, Exe Estuary, the Gwent Levels and the Dyfi Estuary.