Field Recording from 06.04.17.
(Hand-built Hydrophone and Olympus DM-650)
Anaerobic bacteria and other organisms found in stagnant water are used in a process known as retting. The process in which bacteria dissolve or rot away the cellular muscle tissue and pectins surrounding bast-fiber bundles, the bundles are then later used for producing various traditional objects such as bast shoes.
I am captivated by the language of micro-environments, the minute details of sounds within a specific and normally forgettable space. Here, within the environment of the stagnant water, the tonality and sonic variations produced by the micro-organisms and microscopic insects create a fascinating and vastly layered soundscape.