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Guest Recordists

 

Occasionally we will invite a guest recordist to contribute to the sound map. Click on an icon in the map or on the list below to hear a sound, and to read information about the recording.

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Bell Ringers at St. Paul's Church, Glenageary

By William O'Dowd
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  • Sound #00072

  • Sound Title: Bell Ringers at St. Paul's Church, Glenageary
  • Duration: 05:11
  • Location: The green area at Silchester Park, Glenageary, Dún Laoghaire
  • Date/Time: 22.04.2017, 09:25
  • Equipment: Sony PCM-D100
  • Weather: Calm, no wind, bright sunny weather
  • Description: Sunday morning, 9.25 am, April 22nd, 2017, Church bells ring out as heard from the green at Silchester Park, Glenageary. Bird sounds can be heard as well. These sounds were recorded during very calm weather conditions.
  • Author(s): William O'Dowd
  • Photo(s): William O'Dowd
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We are delighted to welcome our sixth guest recordist William O’Dowd, who has lived in Dún Laoghaire for many years. Many thanks to William for making this recording!

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Early morning birds at Silchester Park, Glenageary

By William O'Dowd
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  • Sound #00071

  • Sound Title: Early morning birds at Silchester Park, Glenageary
  • Duration: 16:55
  • Location: The green area at Silchester Park, Glenageary, Dún Laoghaire
  • Date/Time: 02.04.2017, 17:10
  • Equipment: Sony PCM-D100
  • Weather: Near windless, bright and sunny morning
  • Description: An early morning chorus of busy birds inhabiting the gardens of Silchester Park, Glenageary. Recorded during near windless conditions at 5.10am out on the green area at Silchester Park during early April 2017
  • Author(s): William O'Dowd
  • Photo(s): William O'Dowd

We are delighted to welcome our sixth guest recordist William O’Dowd, who has lived in Dún Laoghaire for many years. Many thanks to William for making this recording!

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Brides Glen Overpass

By Ian Nyquist
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  • Sound #00064

  • Sound Title: Brides Glen Overpass
  • Duration: 3:51
  • Location: Brides Glen
  • Date/Time: 19.11.2015, 11:30
  • Equipment: Zoom H6
  • Weather: Clear
  • Description: The sounds of cars driving overhead: recorded from inside a cavernous chamber beneath the motorway where the M50 crosses Brides Glen Road.
  • Author(s): Ian Nyquist

Ian Nyquist is an artist based in Dublin, Ireland. His work revolves around audio and its application. Primarily through the process of field recording, he examines the compositional value of otherwise spontaneous and innate subjects. He has composed for both theatre and film, and received notable recognition from the Arts Council. A selection of his work is available to stream and purchase from iannyquist.bandcamp.com/music

Bluster Down Chimney

By Ian Nyquist
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  • Sound #00065

  • Sound Title: Bluster Down Chimney
  • Duration: 1:09
  • Location: Sandycove, Crosswaite park east
  • Date/Time: 11.11.2015, 4:45
  • Equipment: Zoom H6
  • Weather: Windy, Stormy
  • Description: Gale force winds from the base of a chimney inside a Georgian house creaking between the heaves of storm.
  • Author(s): Ian Nyquist
  • Photo(s): AK
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Traffic Lights

By Ian Nyquist
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  • Sound #00066

  • Sound Title: Georges Street Upper
  • Duration: 2:34
  • Location: Georges Street Upper
  • Date/Time: 22.11.2015, 2:36
  • Equipment: Zoom H6
  • Weather: Still, Frosty
  • Description: Traffic light signals falling in and out of sync with each other as they ring out into a still Dún Laoghaire night.  The background is filled with the soft whirring and humming of a nearby electrical box.
  • Author(s): Ian Nyquist
  • Photo(s): AK
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A day at the 40 foot

By Fergus Kelly
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  • Sound #00062

  • Sound Title: A day at the 40 Foot
  • Duration: 19:02
  • Location: Sandycove
  • Date/Time: 08.06.2016, 9:30-16:30
  • Equipment: DPA4060 + SD702
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Description: This is a series of edits of recordings made on 8 th June 2016 which have been cross-faded together to form a rolling narrative. I started recording about 9.30am, from a vantage point around the back of the 40 Foot with distant church bells and builders hammers, then some elderly swimmers in for the morning dip, moving through a close up of water bubbling as it rose up and down a corner of the slipway. I left the site late morning and returned at 2.30pm. The whole dynamic had changed - the tide was right in, the water was more animated, and there was a bunch of teenagers diving and mucking about. Meanwhile a dense fog had enshrouded the bay, which enabled me to capture foghorns from a few vantage points, ending up around the front at Sandycove beach, with more kids diving and larking about. I really like the way sound behaves in these spaces; the way it bounces off surrounding buildings, creates tight little echoes, and a sensation of enclosed spaces. The foghorns give it a nice sense of distance and depth to counteract the other sounds.
  • Author(s): Fergus Kelly
  • Photo(s): Fergus Kelly
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Fergus Kelly is a mixed media artist based in Dublin, Ireland. His work mainly involves sound, but also includes photomontage, and more recently, painting. He has been in numerous shows around Ireland, and has shown in Canada, America, Germany, Finland, Holland and England. He has done soundtracks for film and theatre and received many Arts Council awards. His audio CD’s are available from roomtemperature.org and http://farpointrecordings.com/

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Church Bells, Seagulls & Ambience

By Bryan Robson
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  • Sound #00051

  • Sound Title: Church Bells, Seagulls & Ambience
  • Duration: 1:47
  • Location: Moran Park
  • Date/Time: 08/07/2015, 00:00
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH 8040 pair (XY) +SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: This is the sound of St Michaels Church Bells as heard from the small park in front of the Royal Marine Hotel. Had to scramble for my recorder to catch this one...
  • Author(s): Bryan Robson
  • Photo(s): Bryan Robson
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We are delighted to welcome our third guest recordist Bryan Robson.

Bryan made this series of recordings around Dún Laoghaire during summer 2015.

Bryan Robson is a composer, improviser and sound designer from Co Kildare, Ireland. He holds an BA in Computer Music as well as an MA in creative music technologies from NUI Maynooth.

Bryan's music was most recently heard at the 16th international conference on digital audio effects (DAFx) in Maynooth and and has also been showcased at the 2nd International Csound conference in the Berklee College of Music, Boston.

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Dún Laoghaire Fun Fair

By Bryan Robson
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  • Sound #00050

  • Sound Title: Dún Laoghaire Fun Fair
  • Duration: 5:10
  • Location: Harbour Road
  • Date/Time: 08/07/2015, 04:48
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH 8040 pair (XY) +SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: A soundwalk from Dún Laoghaire Fun Fair.
  • Author(s): Bryan Robson
  • Photo(s): Bryan Robson
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Fun Fair Ride Mechanism

By Bryan Robson
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  • Sound #00049

  • Sound Title: Fun Fair Ride Mechanism
  • Duration: 2:08
  • Location: Harbour Road
  • Date/Time: 08/07/2015, 00:00
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH 8040 pair (XY) +SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: This sound is the mechanism of the mini rollercoaster at Dún Laoghaire Fun Fair recorded at close range while the ride was in operation. Listen for the passing carriages as well as the steam sounds towards the end of the recording as the ride comes to a halt.
  • Author(s): Bryan Robson
  • Photo(s): Bryan Robson
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Clinking of masts off the west pier

By Bryan Robson
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  • Sound #00048

  • Sound Title: Clinking of masts off the west pier
  • Duration: 8:29
  • Location: West Pier
  • Date/Time: 08/07/2015, 09:36
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH 8040 pair (XY) +SD702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Recorded at a short walkway off the west pier, where the clinking of the masts melded with the lapping of the shore.
  • Author(s): Bryan Robson
  • Photo(s): Bryan Robson
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Night Recording at Dillon's Park, Dalkey

By Karen Power
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  • Sound #00028

  • Sound Title: Night Recording at Dillon's Park, Dalkey
  • Duration: 5:10
  • Location: Dillon's Park
  • Date/Time: 21/03/2015, 09:45
  • Equipment: Pair of DPA 4060s (omni), Sound Devices 702
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: This was a night recording made on a very still March evening in Dalkey. The conditions were just perfect for this kind of soundscape so that you can hear the water lapping all around. I stood at the edge of a piece of land where some water came in my left and right. The omni mics pick this up nicely. Across the bay were seals calling and what I think are sandpipers moving in and out of the scape. The dull hum of traffic is ever present, but to me its particular tone is beautiful and equally adds to this whole present soundscape. This is a special place and it was wonderful to be there for even a short time.   Karen Power April 2015   www.karenpower.ie
  • Author(s): Karen Power
  • Photo(s): Doreen Kennedy
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We are pleased to welcome our second guest recordist Karen Power.

Karen made this night time recording near the waters edge at Dillon Park, Dalkey during March 2015.

Karen Power is a versatile, enthusiastic and well-received Irish composer, improviser, educator and curator who is currently Artist-in-residence in the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Her current CD ‘is it raining while you listen’ is available from farpoint recordings.

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Jogger & water

By Guillaume Beauron
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  • Sound #00026

  • Sound Title: Jogger & water
  • Duration: 1:09
  • Location: Sandycove Avenue
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 16:30
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH30+MKH40; NAGRA MP; SD788T
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: A jogger passes by while another person sits quietly enjoying the view across towards Scotsmans Bay.
  • Author(s): Guillaume Beauron
  • Photo(s): AK
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Jogger & water

By Guillaume Beauron
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  • Sound #00025

  • Sound Title: The Forty Foot, Bathing Place, Sandycove
  • Duration: 3:05
  • Location: Sandycove
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 16:40
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH30+MKH40; NAGRA MP; SD788T
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: The gentle sounds of water lapping against the slipway structure at the Forty Foot, Sandycove and a short conversation with one of the regular swimmers at this popular bathing place.
  • Author(s): Guillaume Beauron
  • Photo(s): AK
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Ballycorus

By Guillaume Beauron
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  • Sound #00024

  • Sound Title: Ballycorus
  • Duration: 6:53
  • Location: Ballycorus
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 17:50
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH30+MKH40; NAGRA MP; SD788T
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: A quiet evening recording featuring the sounds of birds with the distant sound of the town in the background. Listen carefully for the sound of a cock crowing in the distance...
  • Author(s): Guillaume Beauron
  • Photo(s): AK
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Lane with no name, Man, Car & Pigeons

By Guillaume Beauron
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  • Sound #00023

  • Sound Title: Lane with no name, Man, Car & Pigeons
  • Duration: 2:30
  • Location: Lynch Lane
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 15:29
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH30+MKH40; NAGRA MP; SD788T
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Guest recordist Guillaume Beauron enquires about the name of the laneway from a curious passer-by...
  • Author(s): Guillaume Beauron
  • Photo(s): AK
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Corner Of Patrick Street

By Guillaume Beauron
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  • Sound #00020

  • Sound Title: Corner Of Patrick Street
  • Duration: 2:35
  • Location: Patrick Street
  • Date/Time: 27/03/2015, 15:40
  • Equipment: Sennheiser MKH30+MKH40; NAGRA MP; SD788T
  • Weather: Fine
  • Description: Recorded at the corner of Patrick Street while people wait for the traffic lights to change.
  • Author(s): Guillaume Beauron
  • Photo(s): AK
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Our first guest recordist is Guillaume Beauron.

Guillaume visited Dún Laoghaire during March 2015 and made a series of recordings around Convent Lane, Georges Street and Sandycove as well as further afield in Ballcorus. This is the first of two installments of his recordings.

Guillaume Beauron is a sound recordist, music composer and sound designer who works in Ireland, France and abroad. Some of his recent projects include ‘High Rise’, ‘The Canal’, ‘The Turning Tide in the Life of Men’ and ‘Silence’.