Marienkirche

Some folks take lots of pictures when they take vacation and others make recordings. I definitely fall in the latter camp. I limited the amount of gear I took on this vacation, but I couldn’t help myself from taking a few pieces. I’m glad I did. Berlin is the vacation destination and our hotel is down street from a beautiful … Read More

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Plane Concètre

This week I sat down to a 8.5 hour flight, and in my exhausted state I was looking forward to plowing my way through a series of bad movies on the inflight entertainment. Sadly when I sat down I was met with the following sound in my headphones: Sure, give the soundguy that seat assignment! The ghost of Iannis Xenakis … Read More

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Spring has Sprung

Almost ever year I toss some microphones in the window to remind myself what I love and hate about my surroundings. Some people put doggies in the window and other people put mics in the window. This winter was long, but it finally feels like spring may have sprung. The above recording was made around 1:00 PM on Sunday April … Read More

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Steam Whistle Madness

I have a tremendous ability to get obsessed with projects and go down the rabbit hole. In this case it is a massive collection of steam whistles and culminates in the release of REA_017. I first got the bug when I went to go record the amazing new year’s celebration over at The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.[1] That night was … Read More

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Melliflous Drone

In NYC it is almost winter, which, among other things, means heating units are running overtime and the air is getting dry. I work in an environment that is chronically parched and charged with static. The last thing you want around lots of electronics is static.[1] Overhauling our hvac system is not an option right now, so a temporary solution … Read More

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