e27 chainsaw

cutting wood

I’m in the forest, near a river, about to cut some wood. I was brought up cutting wood, mostly with a chain saw, but also sometimes with axes and handsaws. I’ve come to appreciate, and sometimes fear, the power of a chain saw and so it’s with caution that I use it, but it’s terribly useful for clearing brush, and to heat the cabin. So, the sound experience today is that of the chain saw doing its work and of the wood being cut…

December 4, 2016, Duhamel, Québec.

In order to cut wood with a chain saw safely, one needs to be in the moment and pay attention to sounds, trajectories, footings, wind, light, air…

Author: Claude Schryer

Claude Schryer is a composer and sound artist based in Ottawa, see http://www.electrocd.com/en/bio/schryer_cl/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/claude-schryer-92058911