Wind Sculpture Field Recording

Recording the sculpture

Tuesday (6/17/2020) I spent the afternoon by the bay, recording this wind sculpture by Dave Ayer. He was hoping for high wind speeds and I wanted to test my fuzzy blimp windscreen on my shotgun mic.

There was wind, probably even up to 15 mph, but most of the time it was probably only 5 mph or so. It meant some long stretches of soundless sculpture, but sometimes I’d also catch several minutes of reasonably frequent and varied excitation.

Here are a few excerpts:

Dave Ayer’s Wind Sculpture
June 17, 2020
Seaport Blvd.

The shotgun picked up the sounds of the sculpture well enough, but was disappointingly non-directional. Those crackling noises are very dry leaves blowing along the path.

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