Entries Tagged as 'Natural soundscapes'

Kickstart 6 field recordists into the Amazon!

March 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Franciso Lopez’s annual 2-week workshop in the Amazon offers field recordists an amazing opportunity to both explore the rainforest, and collaborate, learn, and create with a community of peers.  In recent years, the economic stresses we all feel have made it more difficult for sound artists to raise the funds for this unique experience. This […]

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Tags: Artists · Mixed / layered / transformed field recordings · Natural soundscapes · Raw field recordings · Work in progress

Stephen Vitello in Australia: half-hour TV show

March 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A small film crew followed Stephen Vitiello, and American sound artist, on a recording trip along the coast of Australia, and produced a great little film about the experience.  Here’s a link to it on the ABC Artscape show website. And here it is, hopefully working seamlessly, as an embed:

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Tags: Mixed / layered / transformed field recordings · Natural soundscapes

How to find silence in ice-kayaking

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments

How to find silence in ice-kayaking | Psychology Today: “” The link above will take you to a very nice piece on a Psychology Today blog by George Michelsen Foy called “Shut Up and Listen!”  Here’s a taste: The sea is flat, only a light wind blows. Three or four hundred yards out, the beach […]

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Tags: Natural soundscapes

CBC: Wade Davis features EE artists in exploring Voices of the Planet

May 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Last fall, the CBC program Inside the Music featured a wonderful hour-long exploration of field recording, produced by noted National Geographic writer Wade Davis.  The people he chose to focus on were a Who’s Who of EarthEar artists and friends: Lisa Walker, Doug Quin, David Rothenberg, and Hildegard Westerkamp.  You can’t do much better than that! […]

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Tags: David Rothenberg · Doug Quin · Lisa Walker · Musical interactions · Natural soundscapes

Listen to the Orchive: Spong orca lab recordings cleaned up in nice big audio chunks

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Paul Spong and Helena Symonds are legends in the field of whale research; since the early 1970’s they’ve dedicated themselves to studying orcas from their independent lab on an island between Vancouver Island and the mainland.  Over those many years, they’ve accumulated 20,000 hours of tapes, which are now being digitized and cleaned up (to […]

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Tags: General · Natural soundscapes

Hummingbirds recorded with DSM

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] My sound partner Catherine Girardeau and I recently purchased a DSM microphone from Sonic Studios and have recorded quite a few soundscapes and effects. The Smithsonian institution’s National Museum of the American Indian hired us create a pair of soundwalks exploring the landscape and architecture of the Museum […]

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Tags: binaural mics · Jason Reinier · Natural soundscapes · Raw field recordings

Acoustic Monitoring in New Caledonia

October 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This past summer I had the pleasure of traveling to New Caledonia (an island nation northeast of Australia, between New Zealand and New Guinea), where I was part of a team that was developing a methodology and protocol for remote acoustic sensing to help monitor populations of the Kagu, a ground-nesting bird, and eventually other […]

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Tags: Doug Quin · General · Natural soundscapes · Raw field recordings

Binaural Hiking

September 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Before moving to New Mexico, I worked at a multimedia studio in Minneapolis and one of the projects I was involved in there was to create an hour-long mix of environmental recordings intended to give the impression of moving through adjacent spaces.  It was a relaxation CD that some corporation was paying for to give […]

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Tags: Jason Goodyear · Natural soundscapes