Allysse Riordan

Field Recordist. Sound Artist. Writer. Microadventurer.


“A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding.”

Alastair Humphreys

Microadventures are often described as an easy escape from every day life into the great outdoors. There is truth to that, but for me they are more. They are a reminder that adventures do not need to be daring and big to be challenging and rewarding. Exploring my local area is just as exciting.

It connects me to the land, each footstep or pedal stroke an imprint on my memory and body of the landscape I encounter. In a world where in a matter of hours we can be in another continent this reminds me that the grass is not always greener somewhere else. There is wonder and magic to be found by travelling under my own steam from my front door.

This connection is embedded in me. If a month pass by without a microadventure, I pay a price. My mood drops, my body collapses, and I feel trapped. I need the outdoors to give me balance and to know there is more to life than my daily routine.

So I go out, I explore, and the landscape and people I encounter drive my curiosity, turns me into an eternal student, and are at the root of my creativity.

Whether words, photos, or sounds, you can always keep track of my latest outings at Beste Glatisant.

If you want to join me for a microadventure, get in touch.


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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