There’s an office park in Woburn that has the remnants of a river surfacing here and there running through concrete culverts and pooling in overgrown fields. In the culverts there’s paper blown in from the nearby dumpster but there are also beautiful rocks. In the field, there are branches, dead leaves and green growing stuff.
One windy, partly cloudy day, I was photographing the water and the fall of the light. And then, just to try something different, I decided to record what I saw, in short intervals. With the aid of online tutorials, I managed to figure out how to thread the shorts together. As I watched the scene flow, I could hear background wind and the call of wild geese. But what would it be like with a different sound?
I texted a certain fellow. Now I knew he liked Bach, so I asked, “Is there a piece by Bach that you might pair with scenes of running water?” His reply included Vivaldi, 4 Seasons, Spring, Handel, Water Music. In the end, I selected his suggestion of Faure’s Requiem in Paradesum because he wrote that “It sounds like a waterfall.” Just over three minutes in length. No Oscars to be had just yet, but it is fun to try new things. 😉