Fiona Martin
Entry #2


Launching into the second week of my residency, I find myself consolidating ideas and at the same time, coming up with new ones to consider.
I’m meeting some lovely local people and was interviewed on Alpine Radio by Nick and Ken.

A piece is coming together. Different to how I first imagined it. An idea I had some time ago. The wilderness has fed this idea and contextualised it. My family arrived in Bogong last Thursday. A happy reunion, and a chance to stay in one of the Bogong houses for a few nights.


I’ve been tapeing sounds and interviews on different devices, now obsolete, to emulate and evoke memories of times past by the sheer imperfection of the quality of sound. This alone takes me back to my childhood: creating mix-tapes, waiting with baited breath for my favourite songs to come onto the radio, pressing PLAY and RECORD at the same time and hoping the DJ didn’t speak until the song had finished.

At the other end of the sound quality spectrum, I’ve been recording morning bird song with modern sound equipment, watching Madelynne adjusting the levels and hearing the results…beautiful!