Soundscape Recording

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The two main soundscapes I chose to do from the interviews were:

 

1. A Sherlock Holmes soundscape set in Victorian London.

2. A Hobbit soundscape set in the Bag End when the Dwarves come to visit.

 

For the Holmes soundscape it became apparent that I would need to record some very specific sounds – such as the sounds of horse drawn carriages.

A quick google search for horse drawn carriages in the Northampton are led me to:

http://www.elegantcarriages.co.uk/default.asp

Here is a record of my email conversations with elegant carriages:

 

From: Kay Medcalf <kay.medcalf@hotmail.co.uk>

Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:38:56 +0000

To: <enquiries@elegantcarriages.co.uk>

Subject: Recording House and Carriage

 

Dear Sir/Madam

I am studying Media Production at Northampton University and one of my projects is it recreate a victorian urban soundscape through the use of sound alone. For this I need to record the sound of a horse and carriage and was wondering if you could be of assistance in this? Is there any chance of me coming down sometime during the week with some equiptment when you are exercising or training the horses to do some recording? If this was possible I would be very greatful.

Kind Regards,

Kay Medcalf


Subject: Re: Recording House and Carriage
To: kay.medcalf@hotmail.co.uk
From: enquiries@elegantcarriages.co.uk
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:42:12 +0000

Dear Kay,

Thank you for your enquiry and sounds interesting!

You are welcome to come over to our yard on this Friday at 11am when we shall be exercising to record your sound piece.

Let us know if this is a convenient time for you.

Kind regards,

Lisa
Elegant Carriages Ltd
www.elegantcarriages.co.uk

New Leaf Farm
Church Street
Byfield
Northants
NN11 6XN

Tel; 07968 211110

Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange


From: Kay Medcalf <kay.medcalf@hotmail.co.uk>

Date: Mon,14 Jan 2013 11:23:37 +0000

To: <enquiries@elegantcarriages.co.uk>

Subject: RE: Recording Horse and Carriage

 

To Lisa

11am this Friday would be brilliant.

Thank you so much.

Kind Regards,

Kay

Subject: Re: Recording Horse and Carriage
To: kay.medcalf@hotmail.co.uk
From: enquiries@elegantcarriages.co.uk
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:15:14 +0000

Hi Kay,

Just to say that it is probably best to bring your wellies tomorrow as with all the rain we have had, everywhere is a little muddy!

Look forward to seeing you at 11am and should you require directions when you come into the village, just drop me a line on my mobile Tel; 07968 211110.

Kind regards,

Lisa
Elegant Carriages Ltd
www.elegantcarriages.co.uk

Sent using BlackBerry® from Orange

 

The recording occurred on Friday the 18th Jan and lasted a couple of hours.

 

 

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