An interesting week all in all: an email yesterday requesting a follow up CD recording of the Carillon Bells of St Johns Kirk, Perth. Of course I said yes and would like to include undergrad research students to gain valuable insight and experience.
The second thing of note is my invitation to present on archaeoacoustics and my own research at the Music and the Environment MA and Applied Music MA residency held at the Birnam Arts Institute. It was a real treat and indulgence to have been invited by the course leaders Simon Bradley and Anna Wendy Stevenson, respectively. Simon had invited me after requesting if I could deliver my MA module The Tuning of the Nations; Soundscape, Place and Memory on the Music and the Environment course. Since my knowledge of this MA course I have had a hankering to do it for my own personal development so what flattery and honour to be invited to actually teach on this course. My presentation to the students and other colleagues of the UHI was a sheer indulgence and I should probably better timed my presentation rather than getting so carried away with the Wemyss Caves and the Pictish Drum project. However it was a pleasure to have the opportunity yo talk in detail to an attentive and interested audience. This was evident from the Q&A that followed and the enquiring emails I have had since. It was also really good to meet my new students, I can already tell they will keep me suitably intellectually stimulated and challenged, exactly what good students should. I look forward to reporting further on this and the new Carillon CD recording as things progress.
The rambling thoughts and musings of an audio engineer/sound designer turned archaeoacoustician