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2305: Clipping insects

10/22/2018
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Reimagined by Robin Parmar. "We are bound in a knotted relationship with nature. Nature is "before" us, in the sense that our species arose from an existing field of cellular life. Nature is also "after" us, in the sense that our individual and societal needs create the nature we desire. For this piece, I expressed this Möbius relationship using a feedback system consisting of two guitar pedals: one a delay, the other a resonant filter. The source file is the only material used." Part of...

Duration:00:05:25

2301: Northern Lights and the geyser

10/22/2018
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Reimagined by Giovanna Iorio. "I was inspired by the idea of northern light transforming the sound of a geyser into a multi sensorial experience." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Duration:00:04:02

2306: Strokkur geyser

10/22/2018
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Recorded by Paul Hughes. "I traveled to Iceland and recorded the sound of a geyser called 'Strokkur'. Strokkur is part of Haukadalur geothermal area which is located in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Duration:00:00:55

2305: Jungle sounds after midnight

10/22/2018
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Overnight in the Thai jungle, recorded by Marcel Gnauk. Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Johnny Bhalla on Unsplash

Duration:00:05:01

2304: Whitenights

10/22/2018
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Reimagined by Daria Baiocchi. "Whitenights a a composition based on the contraposition between birds sounds, human sounds (bells) and ice sounds. Birds sounds and human sounds come from a recording made by John Tollefsen in Norway. Ice sounds comes from a recording that I did with a hydrophone of melting ice. White nights refers to Dostoyevsky's short story published in 1848\. This is a story about love. I translated this into love for nature and for the environment." Part of the Sounding...

Duration:00:06:06

2304: Birds and sheep, Norway

10/22/2018
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Recorded by John Tollefsen. "Various birds are singing and twittering, sheep's bells are ringing, some running water can be heard." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Libe Walls on Unsplash

Duration:00:02:54

2303: An unsuccessful hunt

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Cities and Memory. "This piece is a reflection on the impact humans are having on the fish eagles' natural habitat, which is forcing them to find new ways in which to feed themselves - in this case, by attacking and killing flamingoes which they are then often unable to feed upon as the prey is too large for them to carry away. This is a sonic reflection on one such unsuccessful hunt." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see...

Duration:00:02:36

2302: African fish eagles

10/19/2018
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Recorded by George Vlad. "Dawn at Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary in Senegal. The unforgettable sound of African Fish Eagles carries over the water, accompanied by other bird calls, distant Pelican croaks and water movement." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Duration:00:01:01

2301: Hurricane Harvey (Andy Lyon reimagining)

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Andy Lyon. "The recording was taken on a front porch during the massive and very damaging Hurricane Harvey and I've tried to capture some of the feelings, emotion and power unleashed by it. I've scoped the arrangement in Orb Composer and used Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions and British Drama Toolkit (Spitfire Audio) for instrumentation and Synthmaster One (KV331 Audio) layered against the recording. I've also processed the recording with Palindrome (Glitchmachines) and...

Duration:00:11:54

2300: Procne Speaks

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Bronwen Livingstone. "In the legend of the nightingale, Procne's sister Philomela is raped by Procne's husband Tereus, He then cuts out her tongue to silence her. When Procne learns what has happened, she enacts revenge by killing her own son, cooking his flesh and feeding it to Tereus. Tereus finds out and grabs an axe to kill both sisters, but in mercy the gods transform the sisters into birds. Philomela becomes the songless swallow while Procne is turned into a...

Duration:00:04:24

2299: Chaotic muffled shore

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Jim Wylde. "The seal sounds threaded in chaotic muffled shore haunting music." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Harshil Gudka on Unsplash

Duration:00:06:27

2298: Frog Eyes

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Fereshteh Toosi. "The intricacies of this field recording were completely mesmerizing for me. It was challenging to decide how to respond. I was impressed by the frogs' relentless chorus, the layers, and their unmatchable rhythm. The frog atmosphere has no edges, no beginning or ending. I wanted to play along with them, but I knew I couldn't keep up. I decided to drift on top of the clamor of voices. I listened to the recording while making electronic sounds in response,...

Duration:00:01:22

2297: Hurricane Harvey

10/19/2018
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Recorded by Timothy Grieve-Carlson. "In the evening of Saturday, August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey brought a wave of strong thunderstorms into Houston before it eventually settled over the city for days of rain. As the thunder intensified, I placed a field recorder on my front porch. The recording sounds like a powerful storm in an urban area: thunder, wind, rain, and frogs, with the occasional car alarm and door slamming." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see...

Duration:00:19:36

2296: Nightingales in Flackebo

10/19/2018
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Recorded by George Vlad. "Short snippet from an overnight recording of Thrush Nightingales singing in Flackebo, Sweden. Recorded on Sony PCM D100." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Duration:00:03:03

2295: Grey seals and their pups

10/19/2018
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Recorded by George Vlad. "Grey Seals and their pups at Horsey Beach. Recorded with Telinga reflector and Twin Science Cardioid capsule into Sound Devices 302 and Sony PCM D100." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Harshil Gudka on Unsplash

Duration:00:02:04

2294: Frog Night Assembly

10/19/2018
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Recorded by Gregory Kramer. "This recording was made at night in a remote part of the Bushveld in Limpopo Province, South Africa. This excerpt is taken from a point at which no people were around, so any sounds besides the frog calls are from passing fauna (e.g. birds, bats, insects, etc.)." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by GERONIMO SERRANO on Unsplash

Duration:00:20:00

2293: Traces, Patterns, Calls

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Anthony Lyons. "The original recording of ‘Fireflies and Cicadas at Night’ captured a wonderful sound mass of activity. I became interested in the little moments where discernible rhythms, melodies and sound patterns would briefly emerge from the texture. My response applies spectral and granular processes to the recording to magnify some of these micro details and then re-layers and re-composes with them. The piece begins by isolating harmonics from the original recording –...

Duration:00:04:01

2292: Fårvind

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Richard Watts. "I've based the piece on the sound of the wind in the original recording and overlayed bird sounds and sheep sounds. I wanted to create a feeling of memory with the bird sounds echoing behind the sound of the wind. 'Memories on the wind' type of feeling." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Duration:00:04:05

2291: Reimagined dawn chorus

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by AJ Born. "What to do with this beautiful 20 minute long sound of birds? I used Audacity and combined these sounds: 1 Original Sound 2 Duplicate a major third higher 3 Duplicate Reverb (Cathedral) 4 Duplicate Reverse 5 Duplicate Echo 6 Stretch a part by factor 5 I added some fade in and fade out in the end. Now it is still 20 minutes long and has a completely changed attitude." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see...

Duration:00:19:59

2291: Dream

10/19/2018
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Reimagined by Karhide. " The half awake, half asleep reimagining of the creek frogs as I fall asleep." Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature Photo by Pascal van de Vendel on Unsplash

Duration:00:02:42