Rain! Often I get asked what I'm studying/doing, and 'sound artist' is really hard to explain. Sometimes a follow-up question will be about what my favoured sound is. I don't have a specialty, but I think I could say with some degree of certainty that I find recording water to be quite rewarding. Tonight the rain completely covers all the usual ambient sounds of the square, and in it's place is a multitude of new constant textures. Under my umbrella the fabric gives the droplets a bassy quality, whereas the surrounding stone ground is more of a sizzle. The defining features of the space cease to exist apart from the immediate building materials interacting with the downpour.