Patrick Farmer – Field Recording Archive #1. Photosynthesising Pondweed


  1. The Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) have commissioned Patrick Farmer to make a selection of his field recording archive public through ‘Radar’, a repository of original research and publications authored by staff and students of Oxford Brookes university. The field recordings, made between 2008 and 2017, range from close micd car washes to pill boxes on the Hoo Peninsula, magpies recorded through drain pipes to gorse pod dehiscence, will soon be freely downloadable from the SARU collection.


Over the next seven days we’ll be posting one of Farmer’s field recordings a day to our website by way of a brief introduction. 

The first is a recording of photosynthesising pondweed, made just outside Welshpool, in Powys, Wales. 


Photosynthesising Hornwort