🌬🪁☁️☀️❤️ Lovely daughter, kiting on a dyke.

I ❤️ Terschelling. This morning, I enjoyed a short run around Midsland, almost 10 years since my last run on the Island. At the time, I was doing a project at the Oerol Performing Arts Festival. This photo was taken just a few hundred meters from the festival centre Westerkeyn.

On our way to the next destination of our summer holiday. Always a good feeling to drive down the Afsluitdijk, enjoy some beautiful Dutch skies and take the ferry to our favourite Wadden island Terschelling.

Enjoying a relaxing day at home. Making a lacto-fermented mango chutney, while watching the summer olympics.

Made a variation on a Coulibiac, a stuffed pastry shell with salmon, cabbage, rice, eggs, mushrooms, onions, parsley and dill.

“Photography is truth. The cinema is truth, twenty four times a second.“

Jean-Luc Godard 💬

📚🎵 Re-reading In the Field - The Art of Field Recording.

I recently upgraded my audio recording kit, which made me excited again about sound art and artists involved in field recording. It’s a joy to read about the practices of Annea Lockwood, Andrea Polli and Steven Feld.

🎥 Yesterday, we finished the second (and final) season of Feel Good. After a somewhat lukewarm start of the season, the last couple of episodes were full of intertwining storylines and great acting by the whole cast, which made the series end on a high note. ★★★★ 🏳️‍🌈

On our way back from a great first week of our holiday, we went to beautiful Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle. It was our first museum visit in a very long time! A lot of activist art by Dadaist John Heartfield, among contemporary examples, even some by colleagues from HKU.

🎵Due to its geographical location in the northeast, Norg must be one of the quietest places in the Netherlands. Which makes it a perfect place to record a dawn chorus in the local forest!

Enjoying our little hideout for the summer! 🌳🦌🌲

Whisper Aero. Great name for a startup.

The startup, which came out of stealth this week, is aiming to designing an electric thruster it says will blend noise emitted from delivery drones […] into background levels, making them nearly imperceptible to the human ear.

🎵 🎥 Mister Soul: a story about Donny Hathaway (2020) ★★★½

Very intriguing documentary by Dutch director David Kleijwegt, about the tragic life of soul singer Donny Hathaway, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and ultimately committed suicide at age 33.

🌱 Found this little heroine underneath our picnic table. She managed to get to full bloom from between two garden tiles.💪

🌱 Billie the cat, greeting me from above.

🌱 Homegrown breakfast

In true Dutch fashion I repaired (almost) all family bicycles at once today😅!

🌱 Roasting aubergines in the wood stove in our garden.

Maximus ‘High Hops’ I.P.A. ★★★★

🌱 Blooming goatsbeard in our garden.

🌱 Daily batch of raspberries from our garden.

🎥 Luca (2021) ★★★½

🎵 Several Blue Note classics from the 60s have been remastered in Dolby Atmos and to me, they’re among the best examples of Spatial Audio on Apple Music. I wonder to what extent Rudy van Gelder’s legendary recording techniques are still affecting the quality of these remasters.

🌱 The summer has yet to start, but the new pumpkins are already coming along nicely.

“As we live our lives ever more publicly, we have come to prioritize arguing—the flashy, viral, gotcha kind—over learning. Elevated Stupidity is the natural result: the beautiful, eloquent defense of opinions left over, unchallenged, from when you were six.”

Dave Holmes 💬