Pleasant Surprises

I don’t always love surprises but I will take pleasant surprises. I’m about to do some traveling and I’ve been shaking down different components of my Schoeps double-ortf rig. I’ve been trying to find ways to set it up and break it down faster than an old man with one of the canes that fold into a seat. I’m getting … Read More

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Ambiences Revisited

It has been quite a while since I contributed anything to this blog, but self-discipline can be fleeting. Life has slowed down a bit over the last few weeks due to an injury and I’ve been somewhat homebound. The time at home has provided me with the opportunity to review some old recordings and to generally feel like a caged … Read More

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Feeling the Underpass

Yesterday was a day to slowly meander around Berlin. I took my time and moved without a real sense of purpose. Later in the day I came across a train underpass that seem to have it all. It was surrounded by trees, distant construction, cyclists rolling by, and several different trains moving over head. There is even a distant street … Read More

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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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