Birdsong

by Son Clair

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about

These field recordings were made from a bench in St Leonards Gardens in St Leonards-on-Sea during 2011, and are a record of the ambient, environmental sounds of birds, cars, and people that existed there for the brief moments I sat still and listened.

The raw recordings were then edited and layered to form a condensed 'sonic picture' built up from all different types of sounds that I had collected.

The artwork for the album was inspired by various illustrations of birds from 'The Birds of Britain and Europe' (Heinzel/Fitter/Parslow. Pub. Collins), available in all good Charity Shops... :)

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REVIEWS:

"What Son Clair brings is a heightened experience, editing and layering his recordings to provide a level of authorship that just sitting on a bench doesn’t manage".

"In the same way that artists and sculptors of last century focussed attention on the everyday by placing items in a fresh context in a gallery, so the sound artists are doing now; taking them out of context and offering them up as a listening experience".
(Jeremy Bye, 'A Closer Listen' - acloserlisten.com/2012/02/27/son-clair-birdsong/ )

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released February 2, 2012

Sound and Artwork by Thom Carter. Copyright Self Released Records 2012. All Rights Reserved. [CAT_NO: SRR_006].

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Son Clair St Leonards On Sea, UK

Son Clair ('Clear Sound') is the ongoing field-recording/environmental sound project of artist and musician Thom Carter.

Inspired by the immediate, everyday and extraordinary noises that are all around us, each album of recordings centers around a particular location or place and presents the audio from it as a site-specific sonic portrait.
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