Field Recording is the art of capturing of sounds from the environment around us using recording devices.
In the case of Thijs, it all began with a simple desire to preserve the audio essence of his home surroundings, akin to 'audio-photos.' Over time, this passion evolved into an extensive online archive, housing a diverse collection of sounds from his everyday life and beyond.
Many of these Field Recordings incorporated into his musical projects, either in their original form or creatively transformed beyond recognition.
Notably, some of his recordings are binaural, employing the use of binaural microphones to faithfully recreate a vivid stereo image of the recorded environment when experienced through headphones. For an immersive auditory experience, be sure to listen to those marked as Binaural Field Recordings while using headphones.
To capture these sounds, Thijs relies on the Zoom H2, Zoom H2n and Zoom 4Hn recorders, occasionally supplemented by the exceptional Sound Professionals
SP-TFB-2 binaural microphones.
The sound was recorded March 25th, 2012 on the Spuiplein, The Hague. The video was shot a couple of months later.
Where to listen
All his field recordings can be listened to and downloaded on Thijs Geritz's Soundcloud page. This selection also serves as the feed for his podcast, The Field Recording Podcast, which can be listened to on iTunes and Spotify.
On the map
The majority of his field recording collection can also be found on Aporee.
Aporee is a project set up by Udo Noll where sounds are placed on the world map. It’s is constantly evolving and growing, and it is definitely worth visiting.
Go to aporee.org/maps and search for Thijs Geritz under 'sounds'.