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Offline T pot 2

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cave sounds
« on: January 25, 2019, 11:19:43 am »
is anyone aware of any recordings made from the sounds within caves?
These sounds could be of dripping water, flowing stream water, the silence within a cavern etc. in order to make a sort of music.


i seem to remember something of this nature was presented during a conferance in the mid seventies, maybe a the umist one in manchester.

any information would be greatly recieved.

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 11:20:31 am »
There was loads on 12" vinyl on EBay for a while. Might be worth checking?

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 11:25:48 am »
Sid's Speleogenesis though not exactly fitting your bill?



I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

Offline Caver Keith

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Re: cave sounds
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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 01:15:54 pm »
A couple off the top of my head:

Steve Thomas - More People Have Been to The Moon
Andreas Vollenweifer - Caverna Magica


(I’ve made field recordings to add to my own music - but I’m crap !)

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 01:21:22 pm »
The distance between stupidity and genius is measured only by success.

Offline ogofmole

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 01:27:08 pm »
Or just take your tape recorder into Otter Hole and wait for the Sump to Open.

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 01:33:06 pm »
Or just take your tape recorder into Otter Hole and wait for the Sump to Open.

Or just fart in the bath - with a little borborygmi it sounds pretty similar

Offline Martin Laverty

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 01:34:46 pm »
Probably not a first, but the poet Louis MacNeice died after recording sound effects (for a play to be broadcast on BBC radio) in a cave in Yorkshire in 1963 - as detailed in the December 2018 issue of BCRA's Cave and Karst Science [http://bcra.org.uk/pub/candks/covers.html].

The film 'First Light' [http://www.oucc.org.uk/history/films/CDstills1st.htm]made by the Oxford University Cave Club in Spain in 1967 had sound effects recorded later, I believe, in Yorkshire.

I remember Clive Gardener recording sound effects for the BBC in a rather remote dig on the Black Mountain in south Wales in the late 1980's...

Offline SimonP

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 03:37:20 pm »
I recorded the Otter Hole tidal sump a few years ago.


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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 04:46:32 pm »
BBC Sound effects recording on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312443729665?ul_noapp=true
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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2019, 04:53:27 pm »
Palaeo pop in N.Spain -
or Marvel at the world's largest musical instrument - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=vm1_aCjrC5o and - a stalacpipe (sic) organ played with rubber-tipped mallets...

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Re: cave sounds
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2019, 06:26:37 pm »
Paul Taylor of GPS has done a fantastic recording of Otter Hole tidal sump. It could be a programme rock track.
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