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Artist Talks: Darcy Spidle

Wind Is the Original Radio
Wind Is the Original Radio
Artist Talks: Darcy Spidle

Welcome to our third episode of this series where we have conversations with the best nature listeners in the world.

In this episode, our guest Darcy Spidle, also working under the name chik white, talks with Melissa about his connection to the landscape where he lives in Nova Scotia, dreams and his unique way of approaching field recording, parallel in a way to his musical explorations and performances as well as their specific differences. This is very much a conversation on creativity and the inner and outer worlds.

Darcy is a jaw harpist, screenwriter, actor and – of course – a field recordist. His works, which you can listen on his bandcamp page, are distinguishable intense with a strong aesthetic sense.

As a staple in this series, we talk about being in nature, deep listening and being alone in the dark outside.

Find out more about Darcy on his website.

Episode’s references:

Darcy’s essay Trauma of My Mouth

Chris Watson: Stepping into the Dark

Roger Payne: Songs of the Humpback Whale

Lawrence English: Field Recordings from the Zone

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