Words, sounds and pictures by Kate Carr

Category: field recording

Anchor/mooring chains, Marnay-sur-Seine

Quiet patches are when the boats are out in deep water, when the current pushes them towards the shore they get noisy.


Wetland under the power wires, Marnay-sur-Seine

The wetland under the power lines, Marnay-sur-Seine

Temporary wetlands, field recording site, Marnay-sur-Seine


Between 6 and 7pm on the Seine somewhere near a nuclear power plant and a church

I’m an hour east of Paris in an amazing town called Marnay-sur-Seine. There is a church, an abandoned bar, a closed hotel and not a lot else.



The wind turbine recorded via large clay pots

It was super windy in Spain nearly the whole time I was there which was very good for the wind turbine, but made recording fairly challenging.

Vulture flies over

I’ve been recording a lot of wind here in Spain, but I got lucky with these wingbeats.

Taxi Madrid

I am in Spain, here is my first recording:

Skateboarders, Paris

Made all the better by the hilarious english man complaining the whole time about them.

Ibis sounds in Joburg

My favourite or near to favourite birds.