- Field Recording
Svietas is a radio programme dedicated to soundscape composition and various uses of field recordings in sound art. Here we'll meet with artists willing to share their works and thoughts on their creative approaches to the craft of field recordings and soundscape exploration.
So, what's Svietas? This word comes from the ancient proto-indo-european language and basically means "the world". And that's exactly where all the field recordings come from.
"If we learn to listen in depth to our interactions with soundscapes, we can hear when we are in tune with our environment and when we are not. It highlights sonically that human beings do not exist as separate entities in this world. This fact in my opinion underscores why we need to listen extra seriously to indigenous cultures who have always known this and have lived accordingly and who – despite years of silencing, oppression and poverty – have retained vast knowledge of how to live with the environment, and not in opposition to it." – Hildegard Westerkamp
PlaylistHildegard Westerkamp - Kits Beach Soundwalk
Hildegard Westerkamp - Cricket Voice
Barry Truax - Dominion