Field Recording

Sound collections and compositions from field recordings trips.


Over the past four years I have been traveling in Greece and the Balkans with different collaborators, documenting soundscapes and traditional music. This has formed the basis of several soundscape installations and compositions. Here is a selection of soundscapes, music, and compositions made from these materials.



In March of 2017, I spent a month in Uganda on residency with the Boutiq Foundation. We travelled through the east and north of the country documenting traditional music groups. We also spent a week in Gulu working with Otim Alpha and Lewyo Palayang working on improvising techniques in their electronic studio, where they make electronic versions of traditional Acholi rhythms for Otim's original songs. Currently I am mixing the recordings of traditional music and making remixes of the surrounding soundscapes for forthcoming releases on Nyege Nyege Tapes.



I started making field recordings while I was studying ethnomusicology in 2005, but I only started making compositions from soundscape and music recordings in 2011. In a recent article for One Off Magazine, I discuss the role that recording sound has had in my understanding of culture, space, and music. Below are selection of sounds discussed in the article.