My current idea is to go to my parents’ home to record the soundscape. I like the idea of making a soundscape which explores the relationship between the natural sounds of the world and the man-made ones (not unlike the lake at the University of Surrey). I think Guildford is a good place to do this as there are are lots of more urban sounds contrasting with natural sounds (like at the hill overlooking the Cathedral), but I’d like to make something more personal to me. I’m going to continue developing my field recording skills here before going home to collect the recordings I will need to make my soundscape.
I live in a town called Fareham, which is not far from Portsmouth. There is a lane (Paradise Lane) that goes along the bottom of the cul-de-sac where I live. To the left it goes over the railway, turns into a grass track along the side of some fields which are backed by the motorway. To the right, it passes through a street and then turns into a gravel lane with houses on it and if you keep walking, you go over the A27, past Fareham Creek and then up into the town.
I like the idea that my house is the halfway point and to do a soundscape which has turning left hard panned left and turning right hard panned right, and seeing how they interact with each other.
Map showing Paradise Lane (click for larger version)
Paradise Lane to the right of my house
Paradise Lane to the left of my house.