Lush Dusk is an exploration of equanimity in the face of setbacks, disappointment and adversity. Negative emotions are detrimental to creativity for me, but in this situation I managed to channel these and ended up using them as fuel for my listening and composition. The lush setting and feral life of Letea village made my job easier by offering an escape from conflict.
Sound piece created during the SONIC FUTURE RESIDENCIES organized by Asociația Jumătatea plină and SEMI SILENT to Letea Village, Tulcea County, Romania in June-July 2019.
Photo: Vlad Bâscă, 2019
George Vlad: I’ve been working with sound in one form or another since the late 90s. Music composition, sound design, audio programming and field recording are integral parts to my day to day work. On top of my work in sound, I support and collaborate with a number of conservation initiatives in Africa and South America. My field recording expeditions take me to remote places where humans haven’t yet wreaked havoc. I’ve been privileged enough to record in the Congo and Amazon rain forests, Ethiopian Highlands and Erta Ale volcano, South African savanna and Eastern Senegal forests and many others. In the field I like to focus on intact ecosystems, disappearing languages and cultures, endangered wildlife, natural silence or non-obvious sounds. My sound recording work is released through Mindful Audio and Wild Aesthesia.
Recording, editing and mixing by George Vlad for SEMI SILENT