1 - A solar panel submerged in a creek harvests fading sunlight filtered through the flowing water to power a simple feedback circuit.
2 - Two modified solar-powered calculators sitting in the undergrowth respond to the changing weather conditions of the late afternoon.
3 - Fast flowing water in a small creek generates voltage from a simple turbine made from a small electric motor.
4 - Rare earth magnets hanging from a string attached to a power pylon swing back and forth in the breeze over a hand-wound electromagnetic coil, producing pulses of electricity.
5 - Nighttime lightning captured by a solar panel registers as massive voltage spikes, followed by the resulting thunder echoing in the nearby valleys.
These recordings were made in and Bogong in the Victorian Alps, October 2016, during the naturestrip residency at the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture
Mixed January - Februrary 2017
Thanks to naturestrip, Hamish Sinclair, Anthony Magen, Madelynne Cornish, Douglas Kahn & Emily Morandini.
Supported by SARU at Oxford Brookes University
Released in oversize 7" package with letterpress back panel and a 16 page risograph booklet.