‘biking’ features my bike ride down and walk along the Saddle River County Park trail for about two miles.
It was interesting to record myself with the awareness that I would use the recording as a piece. I had initially begun to record along one of the walking paths among the trees, finding myself brushing up against certain plants and waiting for the wind to pass. Eventually I conceded that for the collection ‘animals,’ I had to admit that whatever sounds I produced by whichever choices I made would inherently be ‘animal.’ I then recorded my ride back home, letting myself linger by a waterfall and at my favorite sandbar, attacking a frozen pond with stones, and listening to the odd, surreal sounds of ice shards sliding rapidly across the frozen pond and echoing through the depths of the water.
The only edits I made were to remove white noise caused by jostling the microphone.