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Soundscapes (MUSIC 190S: Sonic Ecology)

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Soundscapes (MUSIC 190S: Sonic Ecology)


Soundscape recordings from MUSIC 190S: Sonic Ecology, Spring 2015, Duke University


February 2015

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Sound recording of a brisk day on the Duke East Campus running track. Runners jog by as cars can be heard passing them. In the background birds chirp loudly. Recorded with a Zoom H4N.

About 4:50pm at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC. Over the waves, wind, and a noisy barge passing by, a variety of birds can be heard-each with a unique voice that fills the soundscape.

The very end of a wash cycle in a washing machine in the Alexander Avenue laundry room on Duke University's Central Campus. As the wash cycle ended, the heater in the room turned on. Only one washing machine was on. This recording was taken aroundā€¦

Early February, one cold afternoon, the low buzz of the generator fans, slightly masked by the wind, gets interrupted by the sound of airplane flying over, its decay to be accompanied by chirps of birds in the background.

Close to a train track in Durham North Carolina just after the rain. The sound of the train masks the preexisting anthrophony of the environment. The high humidity causes a refraction of the sound. Recorded in between two soundscapes - the outsideā€¦