This entire global pandemic has made travel a bit challenging as of late and as a result I haven’t been out doing much recording these days. I did spend a fair bit of time getting out in the backyard, but that lost its charm after a while. I’ve recently started to get out and about again, and oddly, I’ve found myself recording lots of drones. Maybe I find them soothing? Maybe it is a way to get away from staring at screens all the time? Or maybe I’m finally starting to take some of Pauline Oliveros’ sage advice?
“The beauty isn’t merely the drone, isn’t merely the combination of foundational hum, its origin untraceable, and more device-specific sounds, like the rumbling churn of the air vent.”
I love Marc’s description and it got me to dig into a few recordings I have made as of late.