Category: Blog

  • Socially sensitive practice

    In the latest issue of dwutygodnik.com magazine, an article by Bartosz Nowicki titled “Praktyka społecznie wrażliwa” (Socially sensitive practice) appeared, delving into the world of field recordings. The article discusses how field recording, despite being seen as an innocent sound discipline, holds tremendous critical potential. It emphasizes that these recordings have evolved into more than…

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  • Sound of the Year Awards 2022 – Best Natural Sound

    I’m pleased to announce that my recording “Bombina bombina mysterious call” has been shortlisted for the Sound of the Year 2022: Best Natural Sound award. From the everyday sounds that encapsulate the events of the past twelve months to the year’s most innovative and creative sound technology, the Sound of the Year Awards celebrates sound in…

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  • Swan song at sunrise

    The swan song is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement.The phrase refers to an ancient belief that swans sing a beautiful song just before their death since they have been silent for most of their lifetime.Let’s listen to the touching song of the whooper swan…

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  • White-tailed eagle call

    The White-tailed Eagle is the largest predatory bird in Poland, listed in the Polish Red Book of Animals. Recording this bird has been one of my field recording dreams for months. Unfortunately, it’s difficult as the White-tailed Eagle is rare and only makes sounds in exceptional situations. I’ve managed to record it with the help…

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  • Die Luge – Retrospective Soundscape Reconstruction

    This time I present a reconstruction of the acoustic landscape of the majestic Die Luge reserve, currently known as Olszyny Niezgodzkie. The recording was made almost 100 years after the publication of the following article, in the exact location described in it. “Every visitor to Ługa is struck by the impression of a truly natural…

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  • Mating Calls of Marsh Frogs at Sunrise

    The weather in Poland during the turn of March and April this year was unfavorable with frequent rains and strong winds, making it difficult to observe and record nature. However, after spending several nights near the habitats of the moor frog (Rana arvalis), I was fortunate enough to find good weather conditions and record an…

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  • Winter field recording session

    I’ve decided to record hot ten camping ambience in the cold February season on one of the forgotten peaks in the Bardzkie Mountains (Poland). Despite the average temperature hovering around -8°C (17.6°F), I was determined to create an authentic recording of this unique experience.. Preparing the camp in the old style required pulling about 50kg…

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  • Walking with SASS

    Is it possible to use a large, bulky SASS for field recordings while on the move? I decided to find out by taking some soundwalks in the busy streets of Krakow, armed with a handmade wooden SASS and a pair of AT4022 microphones, based on the design by Rob Danielson. Despite the size and weight…

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  • Listening Lessons at Pracownia Audiosfery

    Pracownia Badań Pejzażu Dźwiękowego / Pracownia Audiosfery is resuming its lecture series titled “Lekcje słuchania” (Listening Lessons). Under this theme, on March 4th, 2023 (Saturday) at 5:00 PM, a meeting will take place at the Institute of Musicology, University of Wrocław (ul. Szewska 36). The meeting will feature Alan Grinde and Jakub Orzęcki representing the…

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  • Dummy Head Microphone vs. SASS Microphone

    This time I’ve decided to compare two binaural microphone rigs that take advantage of the mechanics of human hearing. The recordings feature the Common Cranes as they take off into flight over Milicz Ponds at sunrise. The Milicz Ponds are a main stopping point for Common Cranes in Poland during their migration from north to…

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