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2) FROZEN LAKE 40:33
The13th of December 2012 beside the lake at Felbrigg Hall was my second attempt to record the Ice here. On the first attempt, the ice was too thin. However as I reached the lake on the this occasion just before 6am, my excitement grew as I noticed most of the lake had frozen over but for a very small circle of water where gulls, swans and ducks were standing around the icy edge. I slid the hydrophones out on to the ice on the opposite side of the lake. After a little while, the hydrophones bonded in to the ice. The waterfowl footsteps, and the downdraft from their wings at take off helped produce these sounds from the ice, as well as the movement of air bubbles and changes in the ice from temperature etc. Slowly melting during the day and re-freezing at sun set.
This is an extract starting from around 8:30am, from the original seven-hour recording. JrF hydrophones to a solid-state recorder.
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from a frozen moment, released September 27, 2015

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Peter Toll England, UK

Musician, composer and sound recordist. Over ten years as part of the duo Addictive TV, producing AV work for their own gigs, for film companies and TV. performed all over the world.
Now focused on field recording, influenced mainly by the sounds of the natural world, releasing field recordings in their own right as well as using them in his musical compositions.
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