Paul Klee, Vergesslicher Engel (1939)
There’s a great deal of racket in our lives right about now, so as the world works itself into a noisy frenzy, let’s look for sonic refuge.
Each week during lockdown, Robert Fripp has been releasing Music for Quiet Moments.
A couple of years ago the electronic musician r beny played around with a device called the Elektron Digitone and came up with something really lovely.
I am a big fan of the Field Recordings podcast, which offers recordings of people in … fields. “Fields” being defined rather broadly.
Here you may listen to wood warblers, and other creatures, in the Brecon Beacons of Wales.
Also in the U.K.: a man sits by a pond for a long time waiting for a carp.
Moby created several hours of quiet ambient music for himself but ulmately decided to make it available to us.
I’m pretty sure that I’ve spent more time using the Naturespace app than any other on my phone. The quality of their nature recordings is, in my experience, unmatched.
Ambient Church, a wonderful multimedia show from a couple of years back. (Not sure it has much to do with church, except architecturally.)
Craig Mod has for some time now been making brief binaural ambient recordings of his walks in Japan. Gotta have headphones for these — really, for everything I’m sharing today but especially for these.
And finally, join Patton Dodd for a sampling of the sounds of Laity Lodge.
My new book discusses other ways to achieve tranquility. Peace to you all.