11:00am studio break from #workingtheeartothebone and today’s self-directed soundwalk photo: The sound of mattock and shovel digging into the earth where I live. Making connections with place, thinking about unearthing the history of this site, and as I am in Australia thinking about the Aboriginal spirits of this site: asking their permission to break the soil. Linking the sound of mattock and shovel digging into the earth to my childhood memories of growing up on a farm where I was allocated a space behind the chicken shed to cultivate my own garden of choice (beans, pumpkins, lettuces, water melons and zucchinis … ). Making connections between my own physicality and linking these sounds somatically. Also, while swinging the mattock, digging deep into my mind and thinking about the concept of genetic memories ... trying to uncover these untilled memories of my pagan ancestors and how these sounds could have been heard as sonic symbols of re-birth, fertility and re-connection with Mother Earth.
Now I am back in the studio - with my #earstothegrindstone - digging up other sonic ideas!
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