Portrait of Allysse Riordan

Allysse Riordan

I am a field recordist, sound artist, photographer, writer, and microadventurer.

Originally from Northern France, I relocated in the UK in the early 2010s where I discovered cycle touring and microadventures.

Before that I lived a pretty regular life, doing my time at university before finding a normal job. I wrote a bit but mostly watched far too much TV that led to creating fanfictions and podfics. Until one day, the Internet led me to the world of cycle touring and microadventures.

Curious, I gave it a try and one thing leading to another, I swapped TV for the outdoors, discovering a world I never thought existed outside of my front door. Eager to share my journeys, I began to write a blog which reunited me with my love of writing, and soon afterwards I discovered the world of field recording, pushing new boundaries in my creativity.

At the source of my work are my journeys and every day life. Through non-fiction pieces, I recount the personal stories I encounter in my daily life and during my travel, taking reader/viewer/listener outdoors with me. I become the guide through which the audience can embark on a journey in a particular space and time, noticing the small things of everyday life, meeting strangers, exploring new landscapes, and delving into my inner world.
Ears open and pen at the ready, I am a wanderer and a creator.

Twitter : @allysseriordan
Instagram : @allysseriordan
SoundCould : allysseriordan
Youtube : Allysse Riordan