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Interview / Andrew Leeder

—Please tell me about Out There Audio and you.—

Hi, I’m Andrew Leeder, and my passion is field recording and audio. My audio journey began in 2010 when I pursued a diploma in Sound Production from SAE Institute. This diploma served as a foundation for my broadcasting career over the next decade, during which I continued to hone my audio skills and developed a love for travel and adventure! Now I achieved a degree in audio and pursued my dream of living in Antarctica, driven by my desire to explore challenging places.

Out There Audio is the amalgamation of my two greatest passions: Adventure and Sounds! My objective with OTA is to develop audio products that ignite the creativity of individuals worldwide and promote a sense of adventure and boundless opportunities.

—How were your days in Antarctica?—

Antarctica is the trip of a lifetime. The harsh temperatures and weather conditions are an incredible, if not uncomfortable, experience. Still, they are offset by the stunning wildlife and the fascinating ever-present sun during the summer. Witnessing the curious penguins make their way across the ice to your side to say hello, and hearing the intimidating yet hilarious belch of an elephant seal makes any of the hardship endured well worth it!

There is also a sense of isolation or detachment from the rest of the world, which is challenging, but also refreshing and empowering to find self-confidence and capability in one’s strength so far from civilisation. It is an experience that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone interested, and perhaps more so, to anyone who isn’t 😉

—Please tell me about “Antarctic Soundscapes:Natural Sound Recording Library”.—

OTA’s first offering is “Antarctic Soundscapes,” a sound library I recorded during my five-month stay in Antarctica. It captures the adventurous spirits of wildlife such as Adelie Penguins, Elephant and Weddell Seals, Emperor Penguins, and Storm Petrels, as well as unique windy ambiences, chilling ice creaks and cracks, fascinating hydrophone recordings under the sea ice, and much more. I’m so excited to share these brilliant sounds with you; It will be available from November 2023!

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—What is the attraction of Field recording(Soundscape) for you?—

Field recording has a brilliant, subtle pleasure to it for me. It may not be the most immediately exciting pursuit, but due to the complexity of the process, I feel great gratification from achieving a high-quality recording of a challenging subject. More than that, though, is the peaceful mind that accompanies me when I’m in recording mode. When I’m fully encompassed by the murmurs of nature around me, no matter how quiet or loud, it seems as though everything else falls away and nothing else exists apart from the peaceful present.

Recommended Book / Generative art

Generative Art: A Practical Guide Using Processing – Matt Pearson

Generative Art presents both the techniques and the beauty of algorithmic art. In it, you’ll find dozens of high-quality examples of generative art, along with the specific steps the author followed to create each unique piece using the Processing programming language. The book includes concise tutorials for each of the technical components required to create the book’s images, and it offers countless suggestions for how you can combine and reuse the various techniques to create your own works.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

Generative Art: A Practical Guide Using Processing – Matt Pearson
Publication date: 2011. July 10
Length: 240 Pages
Publisher: Manning
Language: English

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barbe_generative_diary SOUNDS publishes sound materials recorded through field recordings for sound visualization expressions on “bandcamp” royalty-free.