The Tide was created for Vacuamoenia’s INNERSCAPE project which focused on typically inaudible or unusually heard sonic environments.

This piece was created using inductor coil pick-ups and contact microphone; two instruments I often use that are able to capture sounds that are usually inaudible to humans.

The body of the texture was created by recording the electronic activity in my router whilst downloading the INNERSCAPE submission application and me completing the online form. I then uploaded the recording to an FTP site and recorded the router once more.

I repeated this one more time and then finally recorded my portable recorder whilst it was recording the router. Finally I used a processed recording of a wind turbine and a volume gate to add deep punches when the router sounds peaked.