The Relation Between Hiking And Musical Ideas: A Very Opinionated Post
By Adam Naworal
Before Aimee and I got married, we already loved nature and hiking and exploring areas both well-trod and off-the-trails. Once we got married, that never stopped. If anything we have more nature adventures than ever. During these experiences, both of us have absorbed the sounds of nature mingling with the human presence that's never very far from said areas. It's an endless and fascinating source of ideas to both of us. How can we replicate that insect noise? Where can we go for unique field recordings? If we set the recorder on this rock in the water, will it catch what we're doing with our gear on the shore about five feet away? I encourage everyone on here to go outside in nature and listen to the sounds around you. It may inspire you, it may just make you find peace, or it might even disturb you. Regardless, go hike. Bring a recording device if you can. Be inspired. That waterfall or spillway you find may lead to endless inspiration with your music.
Tomokie's Cup recommends the following locations in Florida. Suggestions are most welcome!
-Devil's Millhopper State Park, Gainesville
-O'Leno Springs State Park, High Springs
-Washington Oaks State Park and Gardens, Palm Coast
-Gamble Rogers State Park, Flagler Beach
-Tomoka State Park, Ormond Beach (source of the name for Tomokie's Cup)
-Silver Springs State Park, Silver Springs
-Mandarin Park, Jacksonville
-Walter Jones Historical Park, Jacksonville (we can be found here on the first Saturday of every month, volunteering at the Mandarin Museum)
-Castaway Island Preserve, Jacksonville