GCLP Presents: The Greensand Country Soundscape – a new commission by Oliver Payne (Artist, Sound Designer & Musician)

Monday 01st March 2021 - Friday 31st December 2021

Doors open: 12:00 am

Greensand Country Landscape Partnership (GCLP) are thrilled to have commissioned Field Recording Specialist, Oliver Payne, to produce The Greensand Country Soundscape. This exciting new work is the final piece presented as part of the Celebrating Greensand Country programme.

On March 8th and April 9th 2021, Oliver made two trips to Greensand Country to make field recordings throughout the landscape. Oliver captured sounds of bird song, wind turbines, underwater trickling of the River Flit, creaking trees and joyful voices. This soundscape, an ambient 20 minute piece with scripted content, celebrates Greensand Country’s diversity and richness. The piece also gives voice to this cherished corner of the earth, as captured on those particular days in early 2021.

A hidden surprise comes hidden in the intro and outro ambient music that you hear. The sound is that of a super time stretched call of a skylark. Magical!

You can listen to the Soundscape via the ‘The Greensand Country Sound Archive’ which is hosted by Soundcloud. The link can be found at the bottom of this page.

If you would like a transcript of the piece please contact Communuty Arts Officer, Sally Christopher at sallyc@greensandcountry.com

‘Beginner’s Guide to Field Recording’ Videos and The Greensand Country Sound Archive

If you would like to help build The Greensand Country Sound Archive then why not have a look at our ‘Beginner’s Guide to Field Recording’ videos?

You can watch these videos via the YouTube link listed at the bottom of this page. More information about this project can be found here https://www.greensandcountry.com/support/greensand-country-sounds/

About Oliver Payne

Oliver Payne is an artist, sound designer and musician interested in improvisation.  He also creates sound and music for installation, film makers and broadcasters.

As an installation artist he is focussed on discovering the unheard and unusual through kinetic sculptures, improvised performance and sound-based mark making. His work with audio often incorporates extended field recording techniques and found sound.

He is the founder of Eastern Ear, founder of YARMONICS festival of sonic art and new music, non-executive director of Recast Music Education and Programme Manager at disability arts charity, Musical Keys.

He performs live with Chris Dowding in the trumpet and electronics duo Sudden Amusements and have guested with several groups including ROOKS and hymn.

Further information about Oliver’s work can be found here https://olpayne.com/

Happy Listening!

Photo Credit

Skylark – Neil Smith, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons