This is the first in a series of videos that document my five day recording session and performance series at the Singing Ringing Tree (SRT) in Burnley, UK. The SRT is a wind activated musical panopticon in Northern England. The sculpture was designed by architects Tonkin Liu and completed in December 2006. I performed accompaniment for the SRT binaural recordings simultaneously using a Novation Bass Station II connected to a USB battery. I also ran the Bass Station II through a Moog Minifooger Delay.
NOTE: This is a binaural recording combined with a monophonic synthesizer track. Although it sounds great through speakers, circumaural headphones must be used to experience the binaural effect.
This was also from the first day of the sessions and I was in awe of the SRT and its surroundings. I recorded two takes before a light rain disrupted my work. Overall the weather cooperated and I was only interrupted on a few occasions during my five days on location. In fact, I returned for a second, early-evening session on the first day after the rain cleared and was greeted by these two.