Sounds of October

Dreich & Hygge!

Autumn leaves – veiling watercolour 2021

Light changes, weather shifts as autumn takes hold of the year. The greens and yellows of summer gradually turn into warm reds and oranges. Often wet and windy with intermittent days of calm, soft sunlight.

My soundscape this month tells a short story of transition. It parallels the change that can also occur in our relationship to the world at this time of year; from outer to inner focus – our desire for warmth and comfort, as we experience the cold and wet outside. At an onomatopoeic level – from dreich to hygge.

Listen on headphones for the best effect.

A sound story – Dreich to Hygge

The warm colours of autumn moving into earthy rich browns, and the glow of fire embers in the dark chamber of the woodburner, remind me of the colours and contrasts often seen in many Rembrandt paintings.

A free study of Rembrandt colours – chalk pastel on black paper

Author: Studio Hundy

Learning the Art in Living - Artist and Art for Health Practitioner. Working with the creative process for health and well being: Painting / Drawing / Installations / Nature / Sound

2 thoughts on “Sounds of October”

  1. I loved the sound recording, with what felt a gentle humour. I was waiting to hear you strike the match, which came almost exactly half way through, and then I wondered if you cat purring might be at the end, and it was !

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    1. Thanks Karen. I know the sounds that accompany that sequence of preparing and lighting the wood burner so well now – it has been a daily autumn and winter activity for 12 years. I’m glad you predicted our cat purring; I felt it naturally fitted with the sense of “hygge”.


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