Some of the new recordings we have made are as a comparison to archive recordings from the past. But we have also been thinking about sound ecology in regards to the future, and have decided to record in locations that are going to potentially change vastly in the (near) future. One of the reasons for this change could be the proposed garden village initiative led by the government to fulfil a quota of new houses in the county. So, I will be visiting potential sites for these to document them before any potential change.
The first location is the so called village ‘West Tey’ and, after looking at some maps of the proposals (which had precious little detail), drove to Little Tey, which as far as I could tell would be at the heart of the new development. Firstly, I visited Salmon’s Lane and recorded at a small track leading to some farm buildings which house small businesses. There was a lot of bird activity in the trees, which themselves made a lot of noise in the wind. I had to make some adjustments to the set up so the first recording here is shorter, but features a lot more bird activity than the longer second recording. I then went to record Church Lane.