Category: Soundscapes

A tribute to BBC World Service – Daily Commute – Soundscapes. So expect small stories, recordings and maybe even a photo.

Don't want to be a fish

Don’t want to be a fish

Just a cheap and quick test. Got a cheap lavalier mic, put some cling film on it and attached it to a mono pod. Then put it all into the canal while one of the tour boats passed. If I do it again I need to find a better way to make sure that my […]

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washing up

Manual dish washer

Doing chores around the house. Am I the only one that can’t stop making extra bubbles when washing up?

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D-Day 75

Well that hit me a wee bit harder than I was expecting. These brave people gave it all for us. Because today we are seeing nutters – whom they fought and laid their life to protect us from – talking utter nonsense again. I don’t want to go back to that dark part of history […]

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bin day

Rudely awakened

OK not on a Wednesday, but a Thursday for our bin day. With the cobblestone back streets, we do get a “rude” wake up every bid day. At least they are fast so one can go back to sleep again 🙂

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bird song in the rain

Bird song in the rain

I walk this path twice a day, through a little bit of “woodland”, located between the trees on the bank down to the train line and the trees next to/in the allotments. As you can hear the mutt isn’t much for this standing around listening to the birds. See full screen See full screen

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podcast

Podcast

Over the last few years I have been addicted to pod casts. Brilliant things to listen to while walking the dog. Today I got to listen to 99% Invisible episode – Sound and Health: Cities – about how sounds (noise) they harm our health. This rather apt, as I am doing these soundscapes recordings. Here […]

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critical mass London

Critical mass

A blast from the past. Was digging through my old photos and videos. Back in 2007, I helped my friend to build Beatrix. A sound system he could drag along with his bike. First part is use cycling to the start and testing out how the sound would be on the road. We had people […]

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Nice cup of tea

A nice cup of tea

The best cure for anything is a nice cup of tea.

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film night

Movie night

When going to the pictures in the UK this is what you hear while you munch on your popcorn. I’m lucky to have a local “independent” cinema just at the end of the road. That doesn’t rip your arm off, when you get a ticket and a bucket of popcorn. See full screen

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street dogs

Street dogs

This was an eye opener for us. Never experienced dogs living “wild” on the streets like this. Heard them in the night near/in towns fighting. Doing the day they often spend their time running and barking at passing cars. See full screen

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Leverburgh Harris Ferry Terminal

We are sailing

Waiting at the Leverburgh, Harris, Ferry Terminal to embark, listing to the ferry docking. The sounds of big metal bits against concrete with cars rolling over. Gives me flash back to holidays in Denmark before all the bridge building (if you are Danish you will understand 🙂 ), when took the ferry often. Oh and […]

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the tube in london

The Tube

If have spend any time in London, you would be hard pushed not to have used the underground trains, aka the tube. It is surprising how fast you get used to it, learn the short cuts and what lines goes where. At first it is an underground labyrinth, that you can’t make head or tail […]

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walking in woodland

A quiet place

Well not really, since you got the sound of the stream, waterfalls, birds and the wind in the trees. Yet it is a good place to go and get away from the “normal” buzz of the town or office. Where you can think and relax in a a quiet place See full screen

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Skipton Church Bells

Them bells

Every Tuesday night, when the wind is in the right direction, we can hear the local church bells. For about 5 years, I kept going – I’m must go up and see and hear them close up. Without fail they are ringing and therefore I was sure, it was the local church bell ringer club […]

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Tour de yorkshire 2019

TdY 2019

I know I know, one more of these ones 🙂 But the joy of a bike race. This years Tour de Yorkshire came through town again. The sound of sirens, helicopter, bells etc just makes it a good day out. See full screen

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can I kick it

Can I kick it?

The very best part of this season is the leaves kicking. I feel sad when I see others walk straight through a pile of fallen leaves. I’m so close to shouting at them – Kick it! Cause it will make you feel better and put a smile on your face. See full screen

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Love London Have London

Love vs Hate

I got a love vs hate relationship with London. Love : The crowds, the buzzing 24/7 life style, lights, nightlife, early mornings, the global cosmopolitan, the intermingled mixture cultures and ideas, the sounds, the music, the food. Was standing out side KX for 10min and heard Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, French, Cantonese, friends from all […]

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a swift one down the pub

Just a swift one

I enjoyed a swift one while waiting for a friend in London. In this rather splendid pub, Craft Beer Co. Good music, comfy chair and a nice cold one. See full screen

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london calling

London Calling

Waiting for the call for the train to London. Can you spot the error? Hint: time, so how did I managed to do that then? Ideas on a postcard erm a comment below. See full screen

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rain on van

A wash out

The day before I enjoyed this view of Dumyat (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Mhèad) Hill, and I wanted to walk up it. I checked out the weather forecast and it looked like more clouds, but the rain would at least hold back to until lunch time. Therefore I decided to get up early so that I […]

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waterfall

Waterfall

Had a walk around Castle Campbell in Scotland and enjoyed the sound of the waterfalls in the forest below and around the castle. The river Dollar Glen is fed by the streams Burn of Sorrow and Burn of Care. I recorded this from a small waterfall of the Burn of Sorrow, not that I feel […]

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driving to mum

Driving to mum

Every time we drive over to mum, aka Tilley‘s favourite person. At about half a mile away from the door, we go thru a roundabout. This is the starting point, for this little serenade for mum. See full screen

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thunderstorm

Summer storms

It has been playing around for the last 48 hours, trying to get started but failed. Then finally it broke the heat wave that have been around for the last few weeks and gave us a good old summers thunder-storm. Not only does the plants need a drop of a water, we too could use […]

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supermaket

Shopping

Necessary evils that is shopping. Yes I can go online and get it delivered. But sometimes you do need it now. My main pet hate with supermarkets is that they change their layout or move products around. So have to go up and down the aisles or worse ask for directions! See full screen

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Skipton Cycle Races

At the races

Enjoyed the British Cycling Criterium Road Racing, Skipton Cycle Races edition. See full screen

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chimes for sale

Chimes

Got a bit of a love hate relationship with these things. While I really do like walking through town or market while these chime away. I just can’t have them in a neighbours garden. Funny thing is that I can fall asleep anywhere that got a noisy background, but these things … See full screen

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Peoples Vote March 2018

Peoples Vote March

Sadly I couldn’t go this time, to the Peoples Vote March. There was nearly 500.000 by some accounts. Looked like a grand day out Here’s two 360 clips from that day, thanks to my friend. (remember to click and drag around or spin your mobile around) 1: 4k version – 360 camera #PeoplesVoteMarch Brexit demonstration […]

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Are you up?

Was moaning a bit when our dog woke me up at 4:40am for a nature call. Couldn’t really get angry with her, as I got to hear and see this, even though my bed was calling.

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Tour de Yorkshire, Barden Moor, 2018

Tour de Yorkshire

We are so lucky that this amazing race is on our door step. The atmosphere, the smiles and of-course bike p0rn. We have both seen races in France and elsewhere. This is not the same as seeing the pro riding the same roads you pootle on. Tour of Yorkshire has become a spring classic for […]

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Late train

Arriving back home, after a trip down to that there London. See full screen

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bollocks to brexit

March for Europe

Went and joined about 100.000 others for a small stroll in London, grand day out. See full screen

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frozen canal

Frozen canal

We had a spot of frost and the canal had about an inch thick “crust” on it. A narrow boat sailed along as icebreaker and crated this wonderful sound. See full screen

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Tilley playing with Ruby

Play fighting

Our rescue dog from Dogs Trust playing with Ruby the rescue dog, yes that is them making these sounds, went on for hours. Tilley is the one making the high pitch squeal, that is just what she does when excited. I have to tell other dog owners that it is ok. When she is playing, […]

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sweet dreams

Sweetdreams

I have never had a dog that dreams as much at Tilley does. Each evening at least 2-3 times and in the night I often get woken up either by her barking or running paws. She often does this rolling sound, wonder what she is dreaming to make this sound. See full screen

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queen charlotte track NZ

Noisy wake up call

We were cycling the Queen Charlotte trail in NZ. Every morning we got woken up to this. Kicked off at about 3:30am and by 4:15am it was at a fever pitch, with no chance of falling back asleep. Some of them sounded like a mobile phone’s ring tone. At about 6am the raucous erm dawn […]

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Bat out of hell

<WARNING> This soundscape does have a loud, sharp, piercing sound in it, so please turn your volume down before playing. This was a bit of surreal experience. This random showground, where we were allowed to camp, cheaply, on any bit of grass we could find among parking lots and exhibitions halls. While we were pitching […]

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tent after the rain new zealand

Rain

One of the best things in life. Is to lay in your tent, all snugged up in your sleeping bag, reading a book or having a little snooze. With the sound of gentle rain on the tent. Feels great knowing you are in the elements but you are not getting wet. See full screen

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Knife making

Making a knife

I got to make a knife from scratch at Barrytown Knife making. Fire, iron, hammer, filing and loads of polishing. I ended up with a knife that I really like. See full screen

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Casa Critica Buenos Aires Argentina

Masa Critica

Joined the biggest Critical Mass – Casa Critica, Buenos Aires, Argentina – we have ever been on, live bands, food vendors and soap bubbles. More than a few thousands on bikes or roller-blades. See full screen

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last tango

Last Tango

Every Sunday night in Buenos Aires at Plaza Dorrego, San Telmo, you can go and dance tango on this square. What I really love about this, is the really old record and speaker sound. See full screen

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Mount Cook

Mount Cook

Had a fantastic flight, in a helicopter, up and over Mont Cook in New Zealand, stunning views! See full screen

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Brooks saddles factory tour

Brooks Saddles

I do have a weak spot for old industrial craftsmanship, ok CNC, robots are great but each has its place. The Brooks factory is any one’s dream to go and see, you can get right up and close to see, smell and hear how it is done and the craftsmen are happy to answer your […]

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