“Nitrogen” – From on Bioaccumulation (DRM452), 2019, Room40, Digital
Directed by Mason Thorne
Ian Wellman is a sound artist, field recordist, and an IATSE 695 Y-1 sound mixer. Wellman has released works on ROOM40, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Touch Radio, and Industrial Coast. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
The scientific term Bioaccumulation is used to describe the accumulation of toxic substances occurring in the environment. Bioaccumulation takes place when an organism absorbs a substance at a faster rate than it can lose in catabolism or excretion. This process only magnifies as it moves down the food chain…
Ian contributed to TouchRadio, a named “Radio Station” at The British Library, in March 2019.
“Between the City and the Forest” collects field recordings made between 2015-2018 in areas around Los Angeles, Mojave, and the Sierra Nevada. The piece features a millipede walking on a tent, many species of birds, treefrogs, electromagnetic and other urban city textures, as well as some websdr recordings.
Special thanks to Bill, Laurel, Greg, Russ, and all those I met on the Sound Recording and Analysis Workshop in June 2018.