This post is in reponse to a great question asked at Social Sound Design site: What was your most interesting recording of 2010 which will surely lead to some fascinating sounds & stories… I’ll post my answer there too but I figured I’d post it here first as I wanted to include some photos…..
Imagine we’re living in the future and space travel is easy; anyone can afford to travel anywhere in the galaxy and the means to do so are so refined that you don’t even need breathing apparatus when you go for a walk on the surface of some distant gaseous planet. This describes my favourite field recording trip of 2010. Here is the location:
Some of the larger & denser mud pools sounded like a very large pot of porridge! But here is a piece of the original field recording of a close up mud pool which is more singular :
An interesting aspect of these mud pool sounds is that they are almost like a set of random triggers; accordingly they interact in interesting ways with impulse responses. Below are some processed versions, three through Eventide H8000 impulses, then convolved with a huge metal grain silo impulse & lastly convolved with a piano impulse (mud pool playing piano? WTF?)