I was fascinated by the shadowy look and tinkling sound of the water under the ice on our Highland walk last weekend — however, the higher we got, the more ice there was, and I became less interested in its aesthetic properties and more concerned by not throwing bambi-like shapes upon it . . . This post is for Felix, who has recorded some fabulous icy sounds for today — go over to her place to hear! She also knows this part of the Highlands well, and I really enjoyed her writing about the sound of the ice in this landscape earlier this year.

10 thoughts on “ten

  1. Kate, your blog often makes me smile, but the sheer simplicity of this beautiful sound makes me all tingly with joy. I can only imagine how gorgeous the air smelled just there. Thank you!

  2. Today is going to be 37oC over here in Western Australia – I love to watch icy films on a hot hot day – the last one was Joanna Lumley watching the Aurora Borealis. Thank you for your wonderful blog I so enjoy reading it.

  3. Oh how gleeful I was to listen to the amazing iciness in your recording and to recall the specific landscape that you describe, through sound!

    Thank you for making a sound post; it is most joyous.

    In Icy-sounds news there is an absolutely beautiful piece by Peter Cusack entitled ‘Baikal Ice,’ and it is a whole series of recordings of ice made during the annual thaw of Lake Baikal.

    However, although I adore the epic grandeur of Cusack, there is something very pleasing about recording and sharing familiar sounds in the way that you have done here. I love how sounds can be shared like photographs and how they convey so much about the way things feel as well as the way they look…

    I agree with Colleen; I think your video sounds cold.

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About Kate Davies

writer, designer and creator of Buachaille (100% Scottish wool)