Fireplace, West Coast of Ireland on 11th February 2021 – by Nick van der Kolk

“My favorite place in my house, at least sonically, is the fireplace. Its chimney was constructed in such a way as to pull sounds from the outside with both a close and distant quality I find arresting – traffic, my kids playing, the neighbor’s geese fighting, cows mooing. This week, the west coast of Ireland has been hit with a cold and blessedly dry Arctic blast, so the fireplace has been providing a very windy soundtrack.”