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In the mid-2000s, building on a long career serving high achievers in music, broadcasting, publishing and business communications, I took up an entirely different challenge: capturing and sharing the awesome complexities of the natural and man-made soundscapes in the world around us.
I soon came face to face with a host of technical and creative hurdles I had never before confronted in decades of high-end studio work. Through considerable trial and error, and with help from the great folks on the Nature Recordists e-mail forum, I slowly began learning how to deal with many of those obstacles. More importantly, I came to appreciate the fact that ambient soundscape recordings are, at best, imperfect illusions of fleeting realities.
Armed with these new skills and understandings, I determined that -- whatever it takes -- I would learn to become an excellent "illusionist" in this rare category of media content. It is, and always will be, a challenge... a journey... a work in progress.
Curt Olson, Audio Producer/Editor
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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(Last updated: March 22, 2017)
"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning." - C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity