Bat Music



This short soundscape was created for the walking performance Jack Scout by Louise Ann Wilson and Nigel Stewart. The audience was led by the 'Heath Guide' into a small area of enclosing bushes containing an installation of items from the woods and the shoreline. In performance, there were two separate tracks played from two small hand-held mp3 players held by members of the cast, so the mix and the spatialisation were slightly different on each occasion.

The soundscape is made up from a number of recordings of hunting bats. The recordings were all made at Jack Scout, Silverdale, Lancashire, UK, at dusk using a Magenta Bat4 bat detector.