Field Recordings Made While Lost in the Bushveld Before Dawn

Field Recordings Made While Lost in the Bushveld Before Dawn (2014)
Processed field recordings

Composed for the Sonic Mmabolela Residency/Workshop 2013 Compilation. Sonic Mmabolela Residency/Workshop is conceived by Francisco Lopez and organized by Francisco Lopez and James Webb.

This piece was composed entirely by processing a portion of a single field recording. The recording was made in the bushveld of the Limpopo region of South Africa. During the length of the recording (just over an hour), I wandered out into the bushveld and within 20 meters of where I entered, I became completely disoriented. The bushveld biome is tricky because it is very self-similar. The experience was heavily emotional and transformative because it completely caught me off my guard. I have tried to re-capture these emotions by transforming the original recording into a similarly disorienting auditory experience.

This piece has been collected along with other pieces from the artists on the residency in the Sonic Mmabolela 2013 compilation album on the Free Music Archive.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Various_Artists_Sonic_Mmabolela/Sonic_Mmabolela/