It was the unique atmosphere and environmental conditions that originally drew Nikola Tesla to Colorado Springs in 1899. He spent a year conducting experiments, and it was there that he made his most groundbreaking discoveries.
In his journal, Colorado Springs Notes (1899-1900), Tesla wrote about the extreme purity and dryness of the atmosphere – how clearly the outline of mountains would appear, and the great distances across which sounds would travel.
With Tesla’s observations in mind, I made a recent trip to Colorado Springs to search for locations for our upcoming film shoot.
This is a link to photographs of the places I found, and to a description of my experiments with recording sound for each of these environments.