Soundscapes Hamilton – Crows of St. Andrew’s Church Ancaster Ontario

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – recorded Oct 10th, 2014.

The congregation was founded in 1826 by Rev. George Sheed who came from Scotland. In 1830, Rev. Sheed built a home on the Hermitage property, just a short distance down a country lane from the future church.

The original St. Andrew’s church was a framed building on a stone foundation. Construction started in 1832, but Sheed died before work could be completed. As a result, Rev. Sheed became the first person to be buried in the Church’s cemetery.

The wooden church was replaced by the current stone structure in 1874.

Sight & Sounds – Reeds blowing in the wind at Cootes Paradise, Hamilton (Ont).

Soundscape Hamilton Project – Burke Sciences Building

Soundscape Hamilton Project – recording the sound profile of campus buildings. The sound profile of the Burke Sciences Building was recorded on August 28, 2015.

Art Post 39 – Soundscape Hamilton Update

Art Post is a weekly video blog of my art related activities. This week, my continuing struggles to get good audio sound for blog postings. Exploring rear of buildings for future soundscape recordings.

Odds and Ends – Soundscape Hamilton Update

Odds and Ends – An Artist Notebook

Sept 21, 2015 – Scouted new campus locations for sound profiles. This time, I am looking at the service entrance of different buildings. These locations tend to be more isolated from campus activities. This allow me more freedom to work.

I continue to research field recordings and the kind of equipment required. Essentially, what does a beginner level kit look like and what can one reasonable expect in terms of cost and sound quality. This research is also revealing more information about field recordings for movie work.

With some narration work on the horizon, I have purchased several Shure 440 closed headphones and a pre-amp with four jacks. This will allow up to three narrators to hear their voices and also control their individual volume levels. At the same time, I will be able to monitor the sound as it is recorded.