MARK FERGUSON IS A WILDLIFE SOUND RECORDIST AND ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSER, WHOSE WORK EXPLORES THE UNIQUE AND INTRICATE SONIC DETAIL OF THE NATURAL WORLD.

 
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Bumble Project Launched

Bumble is an ongoing search for the sounds of the UK's bumblebee species.

The long-term project consists of a series of location-based recordings with interwoven, narrative voice-overs. I'm hoping to record all 25 UK bumblebee species, including the recently reintroduced Bombus subterraneus; this is a huge challenge and could take years, but I'm determined to get there.

As with all of my work, it's best enjoyed in quiet moments, away from noise and ideally with a good-quality loudspeaker system or pair of headphones/earbuds.

Recordings to date have been added to a dedicated Google Map. For the first time, you can navigate through a project geographically by clicking/tapping each pin and following the link to the relevant project entry. In the future, I hope to modify this map to incorporate layers of technical and conservation-focused metadata, which should provide additional context.

The first project entry — 'Beginnings' — is available now.

I'm incredibly grateful to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for all their help and support.

Updates in the coming weeks, as each entry is uploaded.

Rococo Uploaded

Ashland Publicity from Creative Field Recording