Dogs Bark Faraway

Oct 08, 2018, 03:17 PM

Reimagined by John Barber.

"Dogs Bark Faraway samples the recording by Noé Mignard of dogs barking in a forest in the Rhone-Alpes region of southern France. On first listening, this recording inspired me as a liminal listening between two worlds. I wanted to explore the idea of liminal moments and listening further, specifically within a day-in-the-life context. The opening sonic sequence of this work represents sleep and dreams, themselves liminal moments, often unsettling, and including sound. At the moment between waking and dreaming, ascending from the sub-conscious of sleep, the dogs are heard barking. I used other soundscapes and field recordings to represent the movement throughout one's day, from the relative quiet peace of early morning, through the increased noise associated with work and a busy day, and concluded with coming of evening and the returning prominence of the natural soundscape. Throughout, dogs are heard barking faraway."

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see

Photo by Richard Horne on Unsplash