The SR3D microphone was used in this recording
High five 1237' takes its name from the call sign repeated during the recording. The track consists of random shortwave radio transmissions from all over the World, some Russian, and various field recordings including a railway station transformer, a bat detector, a saucepan of boiling water and hydrophone recordings of the Grand Union Canal in London.
The recordings were played back in the nave of St John's Waterloo church which has a wonderful acoustic and recorded via an SR3D binaural microphone. All the movement in the recording was made by moving the speakers around the space and the microphone. The idea was to explore what could be achieved without panning the sound when editing.
The work was inspired by Walter Murch and his Worldizing recordings in the 1970s and Kontakte, the electronic music work by Karlheinz Stockhausen from 1959-60 where he recorded sound from multiple microphones positioned around a rotating loudspeaker.
'high five 1237' was entered for The Engine Room 2023 International Sound Art Competition & Exhibition and selected for the exhibition at Morley Gallery London held between 24th April to 18th May 2023, credits released April 12, 2023