Sonic Terrain (Sonic Field) is a website that dedicates itself to Field Recording. It focuses on sounds from the world around us. Sonic Terrain encourages us to not just hear the sounds but to listen to them and also record them for various purposes such as reflection, art, science or entertainment. The website is run by author Miguel Isaza and co-founder Nathan Moody.
World listening day gives an array of people a chance to share their field recordings from various locations around the planet. Field recording is generally used by many people in different professions ranging from musicians, sound designers, researches, conservationists or maybe someone who has just taken up a new hobby and fancied tuning into to a different world.
This year the world listening day project received a high volume of sounds, over 120 recordings. In order to present these recordings Sonic Terrain (Sonic Field) decided to release 6 compilation albums, 2 albums released online per day, not to mention all 6 of the albums are available for free download.
The six compilation album names are as follows: Fragility, Dimension, Decisions, Transition, Directions and Entropy.
AOS is pleased to say that it contributed to World listening Day 2014 by submitting the Strokkur geyser field recording from haukadalur geothermal area in Iceland which was recorded earlier this year in April. You can listen to this recording among many others which feature on the album entitled ‘Entropy‘ by clicking on the link here.
It’s a great contribution by all the recordist/artists to have captured such cool varied material. They are all worth having a listen. I have named a selection from the 6 albums below:
Field Recordist Title of track Album Manuel Calurano Anochecer en Peguerinos Fragility Cimarron Corpe Bowker Creek (In three movements) Fragility Jane P. Perry Echo Bridge Dimension Paul Michael Browne Pre-match warm-up Dimension World Listener Row fisherman row Decisions Andi Dihama Storm Decisions Ricardo Fichera Venetian Soundscape Transition Nuno Morao Wind turbines at Serra do Alvao Directions The Doll Melbourne train crossing Directions Juno Doran Cambridge bicycles Entropy
I would also like to say thanks to Miguel Isaza for giving me the chance to submit and share my recording through the Sonic Terrain website for world listening day 2014.
~ Happy Listening ~