Birdsong on the Great Wall of China
A quite lovely recording and recomposition today from China.
Mark Wilden recorded the sounds of birdsong as heard from up on the Great Wall of China – with the ever-present throb of traffic from a nearby town pulsing beneath the recording as an inescapable reminder of the country’s ongoing industrial growth.
Stephanie Merchak’s version of the sound is a gorgeous ambient piece that uses the birdsong as an extra instrument in the mix. She writes:
“When I hear birds, I instantly have a feeling of calmness and peace.
“That’s what I wanted to transmit when reimagining this sound recording.
“To do this, I decided to create an ambient piece, layering the original recording with pads and piano, all processed with a lot of delay and reverb.”