From Shore To Sanctuary

by Mark Brennan



From Shore To Sanctuary is an in depth discovery of the Wild Soundscapes and phonography of Nova Scotia. From its Northern Coast into its deep remaining forests and wetlands we explore these places through the recorded soundscapes of Mark Brennan. With over 30 original recordings edited into three 22 minute long tracks, From Shore To Sanctuary takes you on an audio journey through Nova Scotia’s more wild places. This release captures the essence of the soundscape of Nova Scotia, the recordings tell a story of how we listen and what we hear around the province. You will hear the pristine wilderness areas, the honest days work of the inshore fishermen off shore to a rumbling train chugging out of the mist late one spring night and even the sounds of an Ice Breaker some 14km offshore.

An accomplished landscape painter, Mark Brennan now brings you his love of wild places in the form of sound. “The album has been edited as if I were working on a painting, I have given each track form, substance, focal points and balance to produce what I think is an audio journey for the listener through the soundscape of Nova Scotia, the way it really is."

The tracks:

Explorations of sounds after dark, field recordings from Nova Scotia.

The Acadian Forest
Wild Sounds of The Acadian Forests & wetlands.

Northern Coast
A soundscape journey through the seasons from the Northern coastlines of Nova Scotia.

Over 65 minutes. Additional information can be found on each track, including recording notes, locations and species accounts. CD Release soon.


released January 1, 2012



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Mark Brennan Nova Scotia

Canadian Visual artist & Nature Recordist, Mark Brennan's, interest in wild places has led him on a path of self discovery. As a landscape painter, naturalist & nature recordist his travels have taken him to Wilderness areas across Canada. From Banff National Park to the windswept coastlines of Labrador, his relationship with nature has deepended over time & with it - his work in wild nature. ... more

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