SX 876892 12 April 2020 19:00

Recorded between 19:00 and 21:00 BST on 12 April 2020 at Parson’s Plot, between Ide and Dunchideock, near Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom. Ordnance Survey grid reference SX 876892; lat/long: 50.691597, -3.592540; what3words: ///discouraged.larger.clues. 209 metres above mean sea level. Wind force 1 (light air, 1m/s) rising to force 5 (fresh breeze, 9m/s) later in the night. Clear sky; no precipitation. Recording made on a Tascam DR-05X with two foam windshields.

The tree at this location is a distinctive feature on the ridge, visible from the centre of Exeter. In 2017 it was the subject of a project led by artists Volkhardt Müller and Dawn Scarfe called ‘Broadcasts from the Edge of the Horizon – The Beacon’. Find out more at and

Nocturnes is an Ear, Knows & Throat project.