Dates: Wednesdays 3rd - 24th Feb
A series of durational field recordings focused on environmental listening taken in the Limpopo province of South Africa in 2017. All sessions have been presented in binaural, creating an immersive, 360° listening space.
This series of listening sessions provides immersive spatial listening and a sense of escapism at a time where travel is limited. Listen to the unique sounds of the South African soundscapes that we would normally have very little access to and may never be able to experience in the same way again.
Note – headphone listening is essential to get the full spatial image.
NIKKI SHETH is a sound artist based in Birmingham, UK. She uses field recordings to produce site-specific soundscape works. Her practice involves extensive field recording, multi-channel soundscape composition, multimedia installations and soundwalking. She has been on field recording residencies around the world and her installation and sound works have been presented internationally. In 2020 she was awarded a Sound and Music award and was nominated for the Phonurgia Nova Awards in the soundscape category. She has been teaching Studio Composition at The University of Birmingham since 2018 and is a member of sound collective SOUNDkitchen.
- EP01: Harry's WeirWed, Feb 03Video stream www.wereallbats.co.ukFeb 03, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM GMTVideo stream www.wereallbats.co.ukSurrounded by the river, with crocodiles known to be on one side and hippos on the other, I set up my recorder under the afternoon sun and was quickly ushered away by our guide, William. Immerse yourself in the natural sounds of the riverbank at Harry’s Weir.
- EP03: Waterhole, Eagle’s Nest & Mabalel RockWed, Feb 17Video stream www.wereallbats.co.ukFeb 17, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM GMTVideo stream www.wereallbats.co.ukJourney through three different soundscapes today, focusing on the sounds of birds flocking above us at a waterhole to have a drink, frogs emerging as the rain finally arrives in Limpopo and hippos saying goodbye on the final recording day of the trip.