Natural History, Vol. 1. Wren Kitz. 2022.

Wren Kitz, Cassette Tape
Natural History, Vol. 1. 2022

Wren Kitz’s Natural History, Vol. 1 is a compilation of outdoor and wildlife recordings made in New England, 2019-2022. All sound was recorded with a 1960s Nagra III on 1/4 inch tape and a 1970s Nakamichi 550 on cassette tape. Everything you hear is as it sounded while it was recorded. There is no overdubbing.

Be transported to the shore of Stone Pond while the Loon wails, huddled in a blind by a swamp at the edge of a floodplain forest, and to the nightscape of Gosport Harbor, Isles of Shoals.


Side A

Crows - Red Rocks, Burlington, VT fall 2019
'Shack Shelf', Gosport Harbor at night, 'Lovers Cove' - Star Island, NH fall 2021
Ice Chunks - Lake Champlain winter 2021
Laughing Gulls, Song Sparrow, Willets, Crows - Chatham, MA spring 2021
Swamp Chorus - South Hero, VT spring 2021
American Toad chorus - Intervale, Burlington, VT spring 2022
Leopard Frogs - South Hero, VT spring 2021

Side B

Mourning Dove + Northern Cardinal, Spring Chorus - Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT spring 2020
Chimes, Red-eyed Vireo, Ovenbird - Marlborough, NH summer 2020
Loon Wailing, bullfrogs, green frogs - Marlborough, NH summer 2020
Loon Wailing, peepers, toads - Marlborough, NH summer 2021
Mid-Day Cricket Chorus - Marlborough, NH summer 2020
Hummingbird wings + black bear cubs wrestling - Marlborough, NH summer 2020
Rain, Blue Jays - Marlborough, NH summer 2019
Nighttime cricket chorus, Barred Owl - Marlborough, NH summer 2020

Land Chapters Tape, 2021.
Limited edition of 50

Tape of field recordings and compositions made in response to the artists’ surroundings for the exhibition Land Chapters. Printed and produced in Vermont.

Graphic design by Cristian Ordóñez.


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Side A

Brian Raymond: Tree Hollow Composition. Maple tree hollow strung with harp strings, processed thru OP1, eh95000, and Spongefork. Run Time: 10

Ivan Forde: Sanctuary/San Cristoforo (Saint of travelers). Played on organ and Synthesizer. Vocals by Ivan Forde and Sonia Louise Davis. Run time: 8:49

Stephanie Wilson: The Sound of You. Recorded on an iPhone. Run Time: 2:30

Side B

Wren Kitz: Beaver Pond Hill 16. Recorded on site in Richmond, VT to tape. Transferred to 16 tape loops of various lengths to be composed, mixed, and mastered to 'Beaver Pond Hill 16' master tape. Run Time: 18:36

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