A Winter's Soundwalk

Sounds Curious Podcast

Dec 24 2021 • 47 mins

We break our long silence in the podcast feed with a very special episode for the solstice holidays. An immersive, imaginary sound walk through a wintery, landscape - complete with stops at market sound stages, through bustling train stations packed with holiday travelers out into the landscape and past seasonal bonfires to the depths of the forest and even catch an improvised performance deep inside a cave... Enjoy the spatialized field recordings with very little processing save layering, mixing and mastering - with locations from Berlin to New Zealand, South Africa to Finland - captured in a single, sonic ramble through the holidays. May it warm your holidays by giving you a great reason to turn down the lights, grab your headphones, put tired feet up by the fire, and let your ears do the walking this holiday season. With love, from us to you! Keep great sounds like this going by becoming a Patreon over at https://www.patreon.com/TheWillowsNest With a shout out to all our current Patreons - thanks for all your ongoing support! With our eternal thanks to Radio Aporee and Free Music Archive artists - who deserve recognition this time of year. A list of all recordings included are below. Sound recordings/phonography, in no particular order: From Radio Aporee (aporee.org): Winter walk / ул. Лесная, Сергиев Посад, Московская обл., Россия, 141307 - Alex K Leaving our microphones by a waterhole at night / Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa - Jeremy Hegge Outflow of Lake Pupuke, contact mic / 26 Minnehaha Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand - summerxc@gmail.com white dragon, sleeping still, green giant immersed within tranquil dreams / moss garden, Studenice, Slovenija - OR poiesis Berlin's loudest sonic place? / Westend, Berlin, Germany - Peter Cusack Freiluftkonzert des Nordholländischen Jugendorchesters auf dem Neumarkt / Open air concert of the North Dutch Youth Orchestra / Altstadt-Nord, Köln, Deutschland - Matthes moss garden, dry, flux / moss waterfall, Studenice, Slovenija - OR poiesis Kauwberg under the bridge / Kauwberg 22, 1180 Uccle, Belgique - Flavien Gillié Vilnius, Lithuania, Rasos cemetery - alas23/sala Kalamaja park (former cemetery) / A sonic walk and deep listening to Kalamaja 2 (from Kai Center) - bruno.quast cemetery ambience, trains / Friedhof Baumschulenweg, Berlin, Deutschland - udo noll Jet Crows Birds Feet / Recordings in the Garage, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK - david.j.pitt@btinternet.com Owls in the night / Recordings in the Garage, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK - david.j.pitt@btinternet.com Conference of crows / Piirimäe, Põlva maakond, Estonia - john grzinich Winter forest solitude / Järvselja primeval, Tartumaa, Estonia - john grzinich Wind, snow and hiking / Mustarinda forest, Hyrynsalmi, Finland - john grzinich 내리는雪_overnight snowfall / 내리는雪_overnight snowfall - abyssence@gmail.com Utena, Lithuania, flag poles in wintery wind / Utena, Lithuania, flag poles in wintery wind - alas23/sala Burning Laurel Leaves, Bredenbury, Herefordshire, UK / Bonfire - david.j.pitt Electricity pole resonance / Šlavantai, Lithuania - Marius Paulikas wind im kulturpalast warschau - udo noll Býčí skála (a cave), Czech Republic / Handpan improvisation - Pavel Paseka From Free Music Archive (https://freemusicarchive.org/): Audiotransparent - December Radio - by coverclub.nl Shchedryk by Mystery Mammal