June 11, 2020
“Beginning in the magical ambience of the gloaming, through arcane animal activity of the short summer night.”
Isolation Room is streaming a 9-hour dusk-til-dawn field recording from Chris Watson, called The Sylvan Space, from Friday 12th June through Saturday 13th.
Travelling to the Holystone Oak Woodland in Northumberland National Park earlier this Month, Watson recorded for 9 hours from dusk until dawn, subsequently capturing the sounds of roe deer, fluttering bat wings, bird songs and more.
“In the golden hour of evening light I fixed my favourite microphone array under a stand of ancient oaks and recorded in a surround format throughout the night and across the dawn,” explains Watson.
“I gathered a continuous long form piece within the woodland of stillness, drama and song as the night flowed into sunrise.”
Founded by John Best and David Sheppard, Isolation Room is a YouTube channel committed to highlighting binaural recordings during ongoing Coronavirus lockdowns.
The Sylvan Space will be streamed from 9:30pm GMT on Friday 12th June, through to 6am on Saturday 13th June via Isolation Room’s YouTube channel.