“We leave you this week...”
Living On Earth / December 9, 2011

 

A regular feature of Public Radio International's excellent weekly radio program Living on Earth is the closing segment, "Earth Ear", which presents a minute or two of remarkable natural sound, recorded somewhere on planet Earth. For the program of December 9, 2011, they used an excerpt from my CD "Night of a Thousand Songs".

PRI's Transcript:

[FAINTLY BUBBLING SOUNDS OF FROGS]

GELLERMAN: We leave you this week in the South African veldt.

[SOUND OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VELDT - FROGS CROAKING, BUZZING]

GELLERMAN: Veldt is a Dutch word. It refers to wide open spaces in Southern Africa covered with grass or low scrub. In Australia you’d call it the outback, in South America: the Pampas. Here, at the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, the sun sets over a watering hole and the sounds of frogs and insects fill the air. John Bullitt captured the chorus for his CD "Night of a Thousand Songs."

[SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VELDT FROM JOHN BULLITT - A CACOPHONY OF FROGS CROAKING, BUZZING OF INSECTS, CHIRPING NOISES]

Link: Living on Earth: Earth Ear