Walking in Snow – December 24

BADDA 4782 seemed to elicit utterly charmed responses from all the participants in the Sonic Wallpaper project, who cited holiday chalets, Norwegian log cabins and snowy forests as their associations.

It therefore seems a befittingly Wintry end to these Sonic Wallpaper posts, and Advent.

One of the sounds which I used to bring people’s snowy associations with this paper to life, was of course the sound of walking in snow.

This was recorded in February 2010, before I had proper wind protection for my microphones. I like the sounds of the snow compressing, and the sense of the cold air in the recording.

I have always fancied that you can hear how cold it is; I’m glad I’m not the only one.

Happy Christmas to one and all, have a wonderful, restive break! Thank you so much to everyone who has commented on the Sonic Wallpaper posts; reading the very thoughtful things you have all written here has been a real privilege.

Thank you.

I have one copy of the Sonic Wallpapers book to give to someone who would like to have a domestic listening experience for themselves! The book has all 18 wallpaper designs from the MoDA collection used in this project, and a CD in the back which contains all the soundpieces. There are introductions both by myself and Zoe Hendon who is the curator of MoDA, and notes on what people said, and what sounds were recorded, for each wallpaper included in the project.

Sonic Wallpapers book

Sonic Wallpapers CD

To win a copy of the book, you just need to leave a comment here about a wallpaper that you remember from your life, and one sound you recall from the room where that wallpaper was. If you cannot think of a wallpaper design and a sound, you could also leave one thought/response you have to this project. On 24th December, I will draw a number at random and post out a copy of the book to the winner!

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