Allysse Riordan

Field Recordist. Sound Artist. Writer. Microadventurer.

Field Recordist

Archives of the world, sound awareness, and the unheard.

I record every day sounds. City sounds, countryside sounds. Nothing fancy that require long arduous journeys to the end of the world. I record what I hear, like an archivist keeping track of the world in a date, time, and place.

I record to share the world in sound, to make people aware of the variety and subtlety of sounds around them. We live in the world that is getting louder everyday and this means we are losing quiet spaces, we are losing headspace, and we are losing wildlife.

I record the unheard with the help of a hydrophone, a contact microphone, and an electromagnetic microphone. The first picks up underwater sound, the second picks up vibration on surfaces, and the third picks up electromagnetic waves. With those tools in hand, I bring objects to life, adding a layer to their physical presence in our lives.

Get in touch if you want to commission or use some of my sounds.

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Copyright notice

Most of my work is published using a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Creative Commons licence. This is what it means. Let me know if you use any of my work. I’d love to hear/read/see what you’ve done with it.
Some of my work though is not published under such licence. If you are unsure if you are allowed to reuse my work, get in touch. Stealing is not nice.

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