Its funny how packing to move interstate and organizing a wedding can get in the way of your normal routine. Most of August has been so busy I have been very limited in how much time I could spend on recording, now that we are packed ready to go and we have had the wedding I can at least spare the mental space to consider recording. Today we caught a water taxi across from Southgate to Williamstown just to spend the day relaxing and enjoying the weather. I did record a small amount of the boat as we travelled across, but I was not too worried about capturing heaps as it was very similar in nature to the tour boat I recorded at Tazawako in Japan back in May.
Today wasn’t a day I intended to record much, but as usual I had the R09 on me just in case. As luck would have it a local man was out riding his BSA goldstar motor bike which is a rare old bike from the 50’s with a really interesting sound. I didn’t capture much of it as he seemed quite busy, but I did record a good sequence of it idling. I also managed to record a large flock of seagulls making plenty of noise as they fought over chips being fed to them. It was helpful that it was us that was feeding them the chips as it placed me right in the middle of the scrum. Again this was not done for the sake of recording but more just for the fun of feeding the gulls. They were however making so much noise it seemed silly to waste the opportunity.
Stephan Schütze has been recording sounds for over twenty years. This journal logs his thoughts and experiences