Smoo Cave

17 06 2012

I am very pleased to share a recent release recorded in Scotland.

As part of my Sounding Out project, i recorded over two days in Smoo Cave, situated in the north of Scotland.

Inside the cave, I knew this was very special. I first spent some time to get to know the place, walking around and checking sound from various angles. Waiting and listening.

As visits stopped and visitors left, I started to ‘hear’ the real place. From the first note, playing the first sound, the acoustics were stunning.

The first impulse was to just enjoy this grand sound. Driven by the excitement and sheer power of the place. It took a while to settle and feel really connected, to go past the first impression of raw explosive energy. And gradually as the playing became more peaceful and quieter, I felt more attuned to the real mood of the place. Accepted by its imposing presence. Sounds flowed to the rhythm of a nearby cascade.

 

 

this link will open a playlist from internet archive:

smoo cave

 

This album was recorded live, on location over two days on 26 and 27th August 2011.

This is not a studio recording, focus is not on perfection of technique or sound quality. All sound events that are part of the recording are kept as is, and reflect what happened at the location at that time.

Thank you to my friend Chrissie for supporting my sound explorations to the far reaches of unlikely locations.

Please do not copy or reproduce any part of this work without permission from the artist.

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