Waipukurau Park

With Leeton planning celebrations for it's centenary in 2012, I've been developing an idea to record a series of songs based on sounds recorded at parks in the town.

On Sunday I tried the playground at the end of my street in Waipukurau Park. Armed with my Zoom H4 recorder, a Fishman pre-amplifier and a peizo pick-up, I sought recordings to be manipulated into percussive or musical tones.

One of the fittings holding up the swings is loose enough to squeak.

The seat gives a nice thunk.

The stairs really tinkle.

And this fence resonates wonderfully. You can hear my first draft of the song by clicking below.

Waipukurau Park by bassling