Hydrophone recording with Les Goodyer

Their sounds don’t come out to us, but our sounds definitely go back to them.

Before we started building the Terraqueous II rig, we went to meet local wildlife sound recordist Les Goodyer. Les gave us some insight into the range of species we’d hear in the Cosmic Pond.

Les Goodyer speaking to Ian

An active member of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society, Les has been recording aquatic life in his own pond and other bodies of water around the North East for several years.

Les met us at his home on the outskirts of Durham where he told us about his inspiration and experiences of hydrophone recording over a cup of tea and some delicious cake. He played us some of his recordings too: