A Night in the Bush


Recorded in an open area in the South African bush, Limpopo state, Mmabolela reserve.

The landscape at midnight, at the beginning of summer while the nights are still fresh. It has been raining for the past three days and the temperature have dropped.
The place is very open. Dead trees with fantastic forms populate the land. The microphones are under one of these.

Mmabolela, Limpopo, South Africa.

This recording was made during the first Sonic Mmabolela, a residency / workshop organized by Francisco Lopez and James Webb. Many thanks to them.

Recorded with a pair of Sennheiser MKH8040 on a Sonosax Minir.


Released by Very Quiet Records in 2014 (VQRS012).

Author: Jean-Baptiste

I am a composer, PhD researcher and cultural organiser. I work on listening and its relationships with society, technology and musical creation.