on australian shores
listening to birds, insects and molluscs [Sono Space, 2020]
field recordings, analog photographs & field notes
This release comes with a PDF file that contains field notes and analogue photographs related to each recordings.
on australian shores: listening to birds, insects and molluscs is a gathering of field recordings, notes and analogue photographs taken by Pablo Diserens during a short trip along the Australian southeast coast in November 2019. By putting the attention on the various voices of the local fauna, this release pays homage to the wildlife that perished during the Australian bushfire crisis in 2019 and 2020. The combination of sounds, images and texts creates a detailed documentation of the artist’s experience and reflections in situ that infuses the recordings with physical, temporal and political contexts.
All proceeds will go towards the wildlife emergency response fund of Humane Society International that are helping the Australian animals affected by the fires.
Sono Space, 2020
Top 10 Field Recordings & Soundscape Albums of 2020 — “This album shows that any field recording can take on new meaning at a moment’s notice, as species and environments become threatened. The full set is an indictment of humanity as it continues to ignore the very real danger of climate change and its resulting effects.” Richard Allen - a closer listen
Original review — “Diserens [calls] for active action on climate change to combat “this sinister age of embers.” Many field recordings open a window into a world we barely know; on australian shores opens a window to one we may have already lost. This sonic document is more than just a travelogue; it’s a requiem.” Richard Allen - a closer listen
© Pablo Diserens