In December 2018, I set out to record soundscapes of springs, waterfalls and reservoirs of Kithira. My next stop was Mitata.

pro tip: play recording(s) simultaneously and adjust each volume level for a slightly different experience. Also, try right-clicking and selecting loop.

The spring is housed in a sort of barrel vault. This results in strong resonant frequencies, that add character to the sound of the spring. It also sports a concrete picnic table, ideal for placing recording gear.

Mitata spring. Originally 96KHz/24bit mono. Fostex FR2, Sennheiser MKH70.
Mitata spring 2. Originally, 96KHz/24bit mono. Fostex FR2, Sennheiser MKH70.

Some spring water gets redirected to a series of cement sinks. These were used by housewives for doing laundry, back when homes were not hooked to a water supply network.

Mitata spring sink. Originally 96KHz/24bit mono. Fostex FR2, Sennheiser MKH70.
Mitata spring sink drain. Originally 96KHz/24bit mono. Fostex FR2, Sennheiser MKH70.

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