Distilled from field recordings made over several nights and early mornings, this CD brings you right to the water’s edge of a small waterhole in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. In the span of about forty minutes you can experience a representative eight-hour night of sound, from the spectacular late-night chorus of frogs and toads, to the first threads of birdsong heralding the dawn chorus.
This recording may be enjoyed in many ways: as a meditation on the passage of Time; as documentation of a disappearing African wetland habitat; as a tool for the naturalist to hone his or her skills at identifying wildlife by ear; as a calming background soundtrack for relaxation or exercise; or simply as an experience of pure ambience—the living sound of life on Earth.
The CD includes an 8-page explanatory booklet.
An excerpt of this CD aired on Public Radio International's "Living On Earth" program of December 9, 2011.