Field Recording from 11.04.17.
(Hand-built Hydrophone and Olympus DM-650)
I attach a small piece of bacon to the hydrophone and place it into a large rock pool for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes I see the hydrophone caught in the claw of an adult shore crab and decide to leave it for a further 20 minutes. After 20 minutes the shore crab and the bacon have gone. I listen back to the varied results of the recording. Sounds of the distant shore, trickling seawater flowing over rocks and the movement of seaweed create an adequately large opening soundscape. Then the close-mic’d encounter, resulting in the highly intimate recording of a shore crab eating. This unexpected change in perspective creates an interesting focus on the minute details of the overall soundscape.
Extract from larger (45’00”) recording.