Atmospheric trail

Jan 26, 09:08 AM

Edinburgh's Hermitage of Braid reimagined by Daniela O'Fee.

"I chose Mark Wilden’s recording of water rushing under the bridge at Hermitage of Braid in Edinburgh Scotland as a departure for a reimagined, environmental tone poem. 

"Listening to the sound and researching the site’s historic ice house along with its recent extreme flooding called to mind last year’s unprecedented weather disasters in my Canadian locale of Kamloops on the unceded lands of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. Reflecting on the record-breaking heat, the wildfires destroying neighbouring villages, and the massive flooding from atmospheric rivers led me to step into a flow of geophonic and human generated sounds as a call for universality in the climate crisis. 

"Beginning with my snowshoe trek at Stake Lake, I improvised with internal piano sounds, accordion bellow, loose reel-to-reel tape and deconstructed piano parts before weaving the Scottish stream into our local Peterson Creek in which I tossed stones as wet percussion."