January 2nd, 2013

Farmland / grazing / country-side in Holland near to village of Vught.
Al fields surrounded by trees (see geotag). Microphone direction SSE, at the edge of the fields.
Calm afternoon 3pm, wind 2-3 bft peaks on 4bft WSW.

What to hear;
First minutes magpies and crows, and very softly ticking (left-side) of a woodpecker looking for food (not the usual hammering, but tick-tick). More birds in this recording, but not many because it is winter.
After two minutes the increasing wind in the bare trees. That happens more often this recording. Sometimes the last dry leaves in the oak rustle, sometimes the wind high in the empty naked branches in the top of the trees.
Soft bangs of far fireworks so now and than. (this is the first of January 2013). Sounds as shooting far away.
The constant humming of far traffic.
A low-level high altitude plane.
After 13 minutes a cow starts emitting . This sounds comes back regular. Time to milk her.
After 15 minutes some females with a dog passing close, running from the dike and talking.
After 17 minutes dog is barking far (dog's audible often later)
23.36 church-bell 3 o'clock
33.40 wind is back

Pick out your part for your film, movie or video

recorded: polder-edge Vught, Holland, January 1st 2013, 3 pm (see geotag)
Rode NT4 in Blimp > Sony PCM D50

Historical information;
This meadow-land was a poor area West of the the city 's-Hertogenbosch because the soil is just sand. East, North and South of the city is the rich clay-ground because of the rivers there. Farmers in this Vught region walked all the way to the city to earn a little money as wage-worker before the second world-war. The farmers were called 'keuterboertjes', Dutch for peasant. The were so poor that the had a stable-like farm, just poor enough not to die. Now the village Vught is one of the richest parts of the country.

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    AfektAudio 3 years, 3 months ago

    awesome thankyou!

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    yosarrian 8 years, 3 months ago


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    kromkuir 9 years ago

    really good one ! THX

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    Wyndcaller 9 years ago

    Beautiful. It sounds so relaxing and peaceful...


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