2011

Schaalsee, Germany

Wildlife Sound Recordings from the Schaalsee Biosphere Reserve.

With kind support of Ernst Bonnes and Thomas Neumann/WWF, Germany.

A double CD will be available later this year from the field-recording label Gruenrekorder!

  1. Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
    Niendorf (21st May 12:06 am)
    Altricial young birds.
    Background species: Honey Bee and Songbirds (Passeri/Oscines).
  2. Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
    Dargow (17th April 6:04 am)
    Background species: Crane (Grus grus), Tawny Owl (Strix aluco), Woodpecker (Picidae), Great Cested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Ducks (Anatidae), Songbirds (Passeri/Oscines).
  3. Fallow Deer (Dama dama)
    Dargow (27th October 6:04 pm)

  4. The European Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)
    Niendorf (21st May 3:07 am)

  5. The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) vs. Crane (Grus grus)
    Dargow (17th April 6:04 am)

  6. European Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina bombina)
    Niendorf (17th April 5:00 pm)
    Background species: Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae)
  7. Ice Floes
    Niendorf (31st March 7:56pm)

2010

Heligoland, Germany

Wildlife Sound Recordings from the island Heligoland, Germany. With kind support of Frank Gutzke/Verein Jordsand zum Schutze der Seevögel und der Natur e.V.

A CD will be available in August 2012 from the field-recording label Gruenrekorder!

  1. Black-Legged-Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Common Guillemot (Uria aalge), Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)
    Lummenfelsen (3rd June 11:55 am)
  2. Waves and Stones
    Düne (4th June 11:36 am)
  3. Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus), Black-legged-Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla), Common Guillemot (Uria aalge)
    Lummenfelsen (5th June 11:46 am)
  4. Common Guillemot (Uria aalge)
    Lummenfelsen (5th June 11:17 pm)
    Fledgling is jumping down into the sea.
  5. Common Guillemot (Uria aalge)
    Lummenfelsen (5th June 11:47 pm)
    Fledgling is jumping down into the sea.
  6. Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
    Düne (3rd December 9:24 am)
    A group of one year old grey seals are playing at the cove (far).
  7. Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
    Düne (3rd December 10:20 am)
    A group of one year old grey seals are playing at the cove (close).
  8. Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
    Düne (3rd December 11:03 am)
    Old bull – sleeping in the dunes.
  9. Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
    Düne (3rd December 12:17 am)
    Pup (two weeks old) is looking for it’s mother.

05.2010

Castro Daire-Nodar, Portugal

Riek was part of the cycle of Paivascapes #1 – Bianauralmedia, Portugal artist residences in late April and early May 2010. Part of the field work of this German sound artist consisted in recording silences in churches and chapels along the course of the Paiva river, corresponding to the section between Castro Daire and Nodar (the same section that the artist traveled on foot in the first stage of his residency). These recordings were a follow up of other churches' recordings made by the artist in Germany and in other European countries since 2004. – Luis Costa

Image gallery at Flickr

  1. Church of Parada de Ester
    Castro Daire (26th May 4:00 pm)
  2. Chapel of Ribeira de Ester
    Castro Daire (26th May 4:50 pm)
  3. Church of Mões
    Castro Daire (27th May 1:10 am)
  4. Church of Castro Daire
    Castro Daire (15th June 11:08 am)

2007

Österbotten, Finland

Wildlife Sound Recordings from the forests and the western coast of Österbotten, Finland. With kind support of the Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi, Finland.

A CD “Habitats” is available at 3LEAVES, Hungary.

  1. Arctic Tern/Sterna paradisaea
    Bredskäret, Österbotten (26th May 4:00 pm)
  2. Whooper Swan/Cygnus cygnus
    Bredskäret, Österbotten (26th May 4:50 pm)
  3. Pines and Wind/Pinus
    Kristinestad, Österbotten (27th May 1:10 am)
  4. Curlew/Numenius arquata
    Alajärvi, Südösterbotten (15th June 11:08 am)
  5. Black-headed Gull/Larus ridibundus
    Alajärvi, Südösterbotten (21th June 8:20 am)

2003–2007

Listening Room

Location Sound Recordings from more than 100 churches in Europe.

  1. Frauenkirche
    Nürnberg, Germany (8th February 04 5:20 pm)
  2. Marienkirche
    Rostock, Germany (1st July 06 11:43 am)
  3. Neue Kirche
    Wismar, Germany (3rd August 06 2:45 pm)
  4. Trierer Dom
    Trier, Germany (8th October 07 08:54 am)
  5. Cathédrale Notre-Dame
    Luxembourg-Ville, Luxembourg (9th October 07 11:38 am)

1999–2006

Harbours

Location Sound Recordings from harbours in Europe.

A CD “Harbour” is available at Herbal International, Malaysia.

  1. Floating Docks (Spring, 1999)
  2. Gangway Part 01 (Summer, 2006)
  3. Gangway Part 02 (Summer, 2006)
  4. Tunnel of Gangways (Autumn, 2005)

2005

Chalkidiki, Greece

Location and Wildlife Sound Recordings from Thessaloniki, Ouranoúpolis, Ieriessos, Panagaia, Tripiti, Stratoni, Marmaras, Porto Kufo, Stagira and to the Isle of Amoliani, Greece.

  1. Fisherman is Working with Octopus
    Ouranoúpolis Harbour (13th October, 2:23 pm)
  2. Goats in the Hills
    Sithonia (15th October, 4:43 pm)
  3. Fishingboat, Waves and Seagulls
    Coast of Stratoni (16th October, 8:12 pm)
  4. Bees
    Sithonia (18th October, 3:20 pm)

2003

Snowdogs

Field Recordings from Alaskan Malamut and Sibirian Husky, Jokijärvi, Finland.

  1. Very Close To (10th February)
  2. Long Way Off (11th February)