frozen lake

from a frozen moment by Peter Toll

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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.


from a frozen moment, released September 27, 2015


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Peter Toll UK

Peter Toll is fascinated with the sounds & rhythms of the natural world, with a long interest in sound recording. He has released wildlife field recordings, ‘movement (holkham)’ on engravedglass records & ‘a frozen moment’.
Peter is now using his field recordings to produce his music, like ’Beast From the East’ on disco gecko recordings, on the album ‘Strange-Eyed Constellations 2’.
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