Tomáš Šenkyřík (1972) is a musicologist with interest in field recordings, in acoustic ecology and in discovering musical structures in nature. He likes listening to nature without noise pollution, especially fragile and quiet sounds. From 1999-2008 he worked in the Museum of Romani culture as an ethnomusicologist. He is a member of association Skupina, an artist group interested in field-recordings, soundscape, oral & aural history, acoustic ecology. Tomáš is living and working in Židlochovice, a town south of Brno, Czech Republic. He is the founder of soundscape.cz. Tomáš participated in the Soundworms gathering in Plasy, in Cesse conference in Budapest, and in Mundus Murmurans conference in Ústí nad Labem.
Over the past five years, I have basically never had the chance to record the dawn chorus without aircraft pollution.Yet the very moment of awakening, when night merges with the beginning of the day, is fascinating.