small sounds

 

The ear is a doorway to wonder and awe. The little everyday sounds that we take for granted can, with a slight shift in attention, context, speed, or emphasis, reveal hidden layers of deep meaning and great beauty.

Here is a sampling of field recordings, compositions, and sonic ephemera from my studio.

Under Green Island
Under Green Island

Under Green Island [2:41 · download]

Who I Am (Everyone I Have Ever Known)
Low Tide Vernal Dusk
Low Tide at Dusk

Low Tide at Dusk [2:43 · download]

The old barn in winter
The Old Barn in Winter

The Old Barn in Winter [3:39 · download]

Crystal Trees
Crystal Trees

Crystal Trees [1:47 · download]

Ice needles
Ice Needles

Ice Needles [2:17 · download]

The sound of a wild snail eating
Snail Eats Carrot

Snail Eats Carrot [0:49 · download]

Low tide at dusk in spring
Low tide at dusk in spring

Low tide at dusk in spring [3:37 · download]

Slow peepers
Slow peepers

Slow peepers [3:01 · download]

The arithmetic of spring
The arithmetic of spring

The arithmetic of spring [3:38 · download]

A sounding board for the wind
Creaking tree

Creaking tree [2:50 · download]

Storm surf
Double surf

Double surf [2:00 · download]

Wind in the old barn
Wind in the old barn

Wind in the old barn [4:21 · download]

Wind in the grass
Wind in the Grass

Wind in the Grass [2:32 · download]

Vernal pool at dusk
Dusk at Unionville

Dusk at Unionville [3:02 · download]

Falling glass
Falling Glass

Falling Glass [3:35 · download]

“Night of a Thousand Songs”
Night of a Thousand Songs (excerpt)

Night of a Thousand Songs (excerpt) [0:59 · download]

A day of bells
A Day of Bells

A Day of Bells [4:45 · download]

Oceanic ambience
Coastal Ocean Ambience

Coastal Ocean Ambience [2:46 · download]

New Year’s bells
New Years Bells

New Years Bells [2:45 · download]

Surf on Singing Beach
Heavy Surf at Singing Beach

Heavy Surf at Singing Beach [3:29 · download]

The AM radio graveyard
AM Radio Graveyard (1240kHz)

AM Radio Graveyard (1240kHz) [3:26 · download]

Raucous toads
Madikwe Toads

Madikwe Toads [2:08 · download]

Dawn at Inkwe Pan
Inkwe Dawn

Inkwe Dawn [3:53 · download]

Ten simultaneous songs
10 Simultaneous Songs

10 Simultaneous Songs [3:14 · download]

Strimples
Lincoln rainforest

Lincoln rainforest [2:14 · download]

Slow ocean ripples
Slow ocean ripples

Slow ocean ripples [1:56 · download]

Sunday morning bells, Zürich
Zčrich Bells

Zčrich Bells [2:00 · download]

Ancestral cricket song
Slow summer crickets

Slow summer crickets [5:06 · download]

Underwater river life
Underwater River Critters

Underwater River Critters [2:14 · download]

Band practice, with dog
Tuba Dog

Tuba Dog [0:29 · download]

Thank you for your cooperation
Sound of the week - 060711

Sound of the week - 060711 [0:10 · download]

Xylem flowin
Xylem Flowin

Xylem Flowin [3:53 · download]

Spring peepers
Sound of the Week 060704

Sound of the Week 060704 [0:14 · download]