Saturday 12 July 2014

New on VQR Static: A night in the bush by Jean-Baptiste Masson

Recorded in an open area in the South African bush, Limpopo state, Mmabolela reserve.

This is the landscape at midnight, and part of an overnight recording. It's the beginning of summer, the nights are still fresh. It had been raining for the past three days and the temperature had dropped. During the day it was calm here.

The place is very open, with isolated groups of trees. Dead trees with fantastic forms populate the land. The microphones are under one of these trees.
Jean-Baptiste Masson is a French composer with a background in field-recording and drone music. He composes instrumental music and is currently pursuing a master degree in composition in Reims with Daniel d'Adamo.

This recording was made during the first Sonic Mmabolela, a residency / workshop organized by Francisco Lopez and James Webb.