The next sub-menu pages contain embedded Vimeo 'Documentaries' of field work, IR libraries and audition audio playback and various other facets of this research.
Part of the field recording practice involves documenting the site and field recording method on video or photography. Not working with a video director or cameraman makes the process of field recording tricky. The videos presented here are not of the highest production value and have been described by colleagues in sound design as "charming"! (Dr. Martin Parker, Head of Sound Design University of Edinburgh, ECA). A documentary adds a visual context to the field recording sites, the reverberations when heard in isolation can be abstract, film and photography adds a visual reference point to the field recording. The video links presented here represent a research practice sustained over several years since 2014. Earlier IR field recording practices were only captured photographically and began 7 years ago by recording balloon pops in a 15th century Scottish baronial castle, Bamff House, North East Perthshire.
Vimeo content reflecting the field work recording sessions:
https://vimeo.com/90059431 (Arbroath Abbey)
https://vimeo.com/93177958 (St. Andrews Castle)
https://vimeo.com/94432365 (Airlie Souterrain)
https://vimeo.com/103128829 (Bamff Icehouse)
https://vimeo.com/103128829 (Abernethy Round Tower)
https://vimeo.com/118846223 (Dunnottar Castle)
https://vimeo.com/141258288 (Kinnoull Aisle)
Vimeo content experiment with DIY improv performance:
https://vimeo.com/112317609 (Various sites)
Vimeo content of full comparative field recording practice, from capture to final processing and audition:
https://vimeo.com/141387673 (IR Recording Workshop, Goodlyburn Corridor, Eastlake 1 recording Studio, Perth College, UHI)
Openairlib.org The University of Yorks IR archival web database: