A NICE EMAIL came the other day from Regina Burbach, a Bremen-based field recordist, composer and radio feature maker. She was among the first field recordists to put some of her work up on Soundcloud and I first stumbled across it while looking for recordings of frogs.
It was clear that a lot of work had gone even into seemingly straightforward recordings like this from Sri Lanka:
There are also some more complex, layered compositions, some of which might be described in a hurry as dreamlike, but are probably closer to a sound version of magical realism.
As Regina sums up her way of working:
Now she has her own website called The ballonist in the desert is dreaming, featuring more of her recordings as well as posts in German and English. Well worth visiting.