Category Archive for 'Listening'

. It is always a pleasure to speak before a curious audience about soundscapes, nature and birdsong. Last Friday I was invited to talk in Dunkeld by the local Landcare group, and premiered my a presentation: ‘Soundscapes through the Seasons’, showing how our local natural soundscapes change over the course of the year. After all […]

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Nagzira Wildlife Reserve protects a forested and hilly area in central India where Tigers still roam, and the woodlands are filled with birdsong. First light across Nagzira Lake. Tweet

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Saraband for a Butcherbird – Mark de Brito by Listening Earth Transcribing birdsong to musical notation is problematic, if not well-nigh impossible. Birdsong is just too sonically complex. However the songs of some species do lend themselves to musical interpretation, and the sublime melodic phrases of Australia’s Pied Butcherbird have long fascinated musicians. Tweet

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In the garden of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul by Listening Earth The heart of a bustling city such as Istanbul may seem an unlikely place for nature sound recording. But this morning I thought I’d give it a go. The day dawned bright and sunny, and I grabbed my recording gear and walked through the […]

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Recording the sounds of nature is an unusual occupation, and we often find that people misunderstand the nature of our work. Here are our Top Ten popular misconceptions about nature recordings! Tweet

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Every two years, the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group gathers for a workshop, and in October of 2007 we met for a week of talks and social events, on a bush property near Mount Walsh National Park in SE Queensland. Many in the group are amateur nature recordists, and together we are an odd mob, […]

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