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Field Recordings

English, Sciences, 1 season, 398 episodes, 1 day, 17 hours, 31 minutes
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A podcast where audio-makers stand silently in fields (or things that could be broadly interpreted as fields).
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Cowbells, Dolomites, Italy in early July 2024 – by Alex Lewis

“Around the Dolomites in Northeastern Italy, you frequently come across herds of cows. Munching on grass and wagging their heads, their cowbells echo around the mountain valleys like wind chimes or […]
7/12/20241 minute, 8 seconds
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Egg, London, UK on 12th July 2024 – by Harpreet Purewal

“disgusting – shall I put it up? Lol sure. It was so squelchy. Never heard an egg like it.”
7/12/202411 seconds
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After the election, Cours Julien, Marseilles, France just before midnight on Sunday 7th July 2024

“People gather to celebrate in Place Jean Jaurès hours after the Nouveau Front Populaire (an alliance of left wing movements in France) beats both Emmanuel Macron’s centrists and the far […]
7/9/20244 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sweet Caroline behind a hedge, Bratch, England, UK on 6th July 2024 – by Helen Zaltzman

“We were in a place called Bratch, talking a walk along a canal towpath. We had a big trivial argument, saw some baby moorhens and nice houseboats, and on the […]
7/9/20241 minute, 23 seconds
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Summer solstice at sunrise, Stonehenge, Salisbury, England on 21st June 2024 – by Yu Leng

“It was recorded on summer solstice 21st of June in Stonehenge last week, where thousands of people gathered there to wait for the sunrise. Loads people brought drums and all kinds […]
6/27/20246 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dyke March greets Restore Nature Now March in solidarity as they pass each other in central London, UK on 22nd June 2024 – by Laura Hurley

6/26/20249 seconds
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Bamboo in the wind, Fire Island, New York, USA in June 2024 – by Will Coley

6/21/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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Emergency alert test signal, Bergen, Norway at midday on 12th June 2024 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“I made this recording recently whilst on tour in Norway. There was a national alarm test (similar to what we had in the UK a while back) and I was […]
6/21/20241 minute, 22 seconds
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Inside of the cabinet under the sink in the laundry room, New York, USA on 10th August 2023 – by Jon Moskowitz

“Don’t know if it qualifies as a field recording–it’s water draining through the pipes after a washing machine spin cycle.”
6/14/20241 minute, 42 seconds
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Goats – protected landscape managers on 5th June, 2024, in Pervalka, Lithuania – by Vaida Pilibaitytė

“In the first week of summer in June 2024, I was out recording some interviews for my radio program on environment at the Curonian Spit National Park. There I visited […]
6/13/20245 minutes, 1 second
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Humming a very old song on the 171 bus, London, UK at 11.20pm on 30th April 2024 – by Melissa Viney

6/13/20241 minute, 33 seconds
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Donkeys in Dol, Hvar, Croatia on 29th May 2024 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

6/11/202459 seconds
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Waves on a pebble beach, Hvar, Croatia on 26th May 2024 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Waves fizz and crackle on the shoreline”
6/11/20247 minutes, 8 seconds
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Aulus-les-Bains, France on 4th May 2024 – by Tess Davidson

“Recorded on Saturday 4th May 2024 in Aulus-les-Bains, a little village nestled in the French Pyrenees. I was out for a walk around the village watching the soft colours of […]
5/30/20241 minute, 34 seconds
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Gibbon morning chorus, recorded in the car park of Fota House, near Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland in April 2024 – by Damian Drohan

“This is a gibbon morning chorus, recorded in the car park of Fota House, near Cobh, Co. Cork. The car park is seperated from Fota Wildlife Park by a fence. […]
5/20/20241 minute, 45 seconds
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Sea organ in Zadar, Croatia on 17th March 2024 – by Marta Medvešek

“Created by the architect Nikola Bašić in 2005. Everytime I visited the sea organ it was crowded with tourists. This time – although only for a brief moment – I […]
5/20/20242 minutes, 21 seconds
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Stone mill milling corn, a village near Otočac, Croatia, on March 17th 2024 – by Marta Medvešek

“When I asked if I may record, the lady said of course – she loves the sound, too, and plays it back from her phone when she’s away from the […]
5/20/20242 minutes, 5 seconds
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Freight train and waves, White Rock Beach, B.C., Canada on 15th May 2024 – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

5/20/20244 minutes, 1 second
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Rattling corrugated iron roof and singing fisherman, Pilot Boat Station, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland on 23rd August 2023 – by Damian Drohan

“It’s a contact mic recording of a corrugated iron roof sheet rattling in the wind. There was a fisherman in a nearby hut singing and you can just pick him […]
4/22/20242 minutes, 2 seconds
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Flag poles drumming in the wind, La Napoule, France on 15th April 2024 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

4/22/20241 minute, 47 seconds
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Solar Eclipse, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Québec at 3.24pm on 8th April 2024 – by Suzie McCarthy

4/20/20246 minutes, 54 seconds
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Wren and cathedral bells, Exeter, England, UK in early April 2024 – by Paul Ridout

“I was in Exeter last weekend and as I walked round the north side of the cathedral this wren was singing louder than the bells.”
4/20/20242 minutes
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Dawn, Chewton, Victoria, Australia in April 2024 – by Camilla Hannan

“I recorded this while Easter camping the other week at my friend’s place in Chewton, Victoria. Nothing like sleeping in a tent to get you up early! But this was totally worth […]
4/11/202420 minutes, 40 seconds
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In the path of totality, Limerick Forest, North Grenville, Ontario, Canada on 8th April 2024 – by Laura Nerenberg

“It’s a park with marshes, trails and boardwalks. It was in the path of totality, so we traveled there to witness the total solar eclipse — about 45 minutes from […]
4/10/20242 minutes, 6 seconds
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Singing extractor hood in an easterly wind, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland on Friday 29th March 2024 – by Damian Drohan

“…a singing extractor hood in my mum’s kitchen which makes this deep rumbling tone when the wind catches it from outside the kitchen window. It only happens with an Easterly […]
4/10/20241 minute, 8 seconds
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Micro Bats, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Mooloolah, Queensland, Australia on 15th August 2023 – by Glenn Legge

“Micro bat (large footed myotis bat) sounds and voice reflections from inside the disused (since 1932) Dularcha Rail Tunnel, Mooloolah, Queensland, Australia. Audible sounds include: bat sounds, bird sounds, footsteps, […]
4/10/20245 minutes, 56 seconds
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Westminster Palace Clockmaker’s Workshop on 14th November 2023 – by Andrew Strangeway

“The various heritage clocks belonging to parliament are serviced here. The sound of two clock movements on test after repair. Their ticks drift in and out of phase with each […]
4/10/202434 seconds
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Evening waves, La Napoule, France on 9th April 2024 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

4/9/20241 minute, 6 seconds
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Partial eclipse, Morro Bay, California, USA at 11.11am on 8th April 2024 – by Rebecca Nolan

4/9/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Two minutes before the total eclipse, McGill Campus, Montreal, Québec at 3.24pm on 8th April 2024 – by Cristal Duhaime

4/8/20245 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mary Valley Rattler, Gympie Steam Train 967, Queensland, Australia on 22nd November 2023 – by Glenn Legge

“The sounds of a working steam tourist railway as engine 967 winds it’s way from Gympie to Amamoor in the Mary Valley, Queensland, Australia. Sounds include ambiences from inside the […]
3/28/20248 minutes, 6 seconds
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Seashore, Chapadmalal, Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 2023 – by Joaquín Conde

“In August 2023, I participated as an editor in the 2nd “Encuentro Provincial de Bibliotecas Populares” in Chapadmalal, which brings together librarians, independent publishers, and officials from the province’s cultural […]
3/14/202411 minutes, 30 seconds
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Air escaping from a wet, upturned jar on a drainer (on a windy day), Scotland on 20th February 2024 – by Katie Revell

3/14/20242 minutes, 56 seconds
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Singing Escalator, Greenwich, London, UK on the morning of 7th March 2024 – by Alan Hall

“When we worked on Monument together in 1993 (the musicalised documentary that launched BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears), my old friend Ian Gardiner was keen to capture what he called a Singing […]
3/7/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Summer storm, Vedia, Buenos Aires, Argentina in January 2024 – by Joaquín Conde

“After nearly three consecutive years of drought (caused by La Niña phenomenon in the surface waters of the Pacific and exacerbated by increasing climate change), El Niño brought relief to […]
3/5/202419 minutes
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Birds, Northern Manhattan, NY, USA on 3rd February 2024 – by Jon Moskowitz

“This was recorded in a courtyard of a building on Fort Washington Ave., in Northern Manhattan, a few blocks south of Fort Tyron Park and The Cloisters. The birds sound […]
2/25/20241 minute, 58 seconds
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Palestina Libera فلسطين حرة Free Palestine protest, Rome, Italy on 28th October 2023 – by Cosmin Sandu

2/25/202459 seconds
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Heating pipes, Manhattan, New York, USA on 2nd January 2024 – by Jon Moskowitz

“This is the sound of some sort of building heating system that I encountered on a walk on Riverside Drive by Grant’s Tomb in Manhattan. It was a freezing cold […]
2/21/20242 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sunday Afternoon Snores, Pittsburgh, PA, USA on 11th February 2024 – by Dennis Funk

2/20/20242 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bow Bells, London, UK at 7.36pm on 17th January 2024 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Bow bells – absolutely going for it – folding off the walls of the buildings surrounding the church. Inside, a brass ensemble is starting to rehearse”
1/17/20244 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sunday morning footballers, Oak Hill Park, Barnet, UK on 14th January 2024 – by Siddharth Khajuria

1/14/20242 minutes, 28 seconds
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Capitola, California, USA in December 2023 – by Sara Maino

“Quite noisy rain on the ocean…”
1/12/20241 minute, 19 seconds
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Harbour market, Kep, Cambodia in August 2022 – by Oliver Young and Lauren Lai

1/12/20242 minutes, 17 seconds
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Loch Lomond, Scotland, UK in April 2023 – by Joe Wilkins

“We’d arrived at our campsite in the evening and pitched our tent just as the A82 was being closed, we didn’t find out why but I decided to take advantage […]
1/11/20245 minutes, 32 seconds
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Storm from the greenhouse, Sheffield, UK in June 2023 – by Joe Wilkins

“Our greenhouse had a few panes of glass missing as a result of recent weather, as another summer storm blew through I set up to record in a dry corner […]
1/10/20248 minutes, 52 seconds
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Boxing Day cacophony, Hampstead Heath Fayre, London, England, UK, 2023 – by Jodie Taylor

“A cacophony of clashing sounds at Hampstead Heath fayre on boxing day. Standing among it felt both assaulting and weirdly hypnotic. Sounds of the fairground organ along with the thumping formless music […]
1/4/20241 minute, 57 seconds
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Moments after midnight on New Year’s Eve 2023, London, UK – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A party joyfully sings Auld Lang Syne whilst fireworks explode overhead. Recorded using DPA 4060 matched pair.”
1/1/20242 minutes, 2 seconds
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Naples, Italy, just before Christmas 2023 – by Mair Bosworth

12/27/20231 minute, 18 seconds
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Wind chimes and bells, Provincetown, Massachusetts on the Winter Solstice after the light fades 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“I’d arrived in Provincetown three nights before the solstice, just after a storm had knocked out power to part of the town. Finding my way down a pitch-black Commercial Street, […]
12/27/20232 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Sound of 2023

A slow weave of some of the past year’s Field Recordings, from a church in Vilnius to a floating choir in Copenhagen. Orthodox Christmas service, Catholic Church of St. Johns, […]
12/19/202359 minutes, 16 seconds
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Radio with Palestine, in London, Bruxelles and Chania on 11th November 2023 – by Cat Byrne, Nele Möller, Inne Eysermans, Emily Moore and Maria Papadomanolaki

Radio With Palestine is a series of live transmissions. The broadcast on 11 November 2023 included streams from: London (Cat Byrne) Bruxelles (Nele Möller, Inne Eysermans) London (Emily Moore) Chania, […]
12/16/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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Edith purring, Glasgow, Scotland in December 2023 – by Steve Urquhart

12/15/20236 minutes, 9 seconds
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Santa Lucia kayak parade, Copenhagen, Denmark on 13th December 2023 – by Kara Oehler

“Paddling in the Copenhagen harbor with hundreds of people and looking up at thousands of people lining the shores singing together…”
12/15/202348 seconds
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Chimes outside the monastery, Stanstead Mill Stream, after dark on Sunday 10th December 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“17mph winds rattled these chimes so much that their sound rose up over the noise of the road and the nearby canal. Suspended on top of a tall metal pole, […]
12/15/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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Frog song, Mount Wilson, New South Wales, Australia in July 2022 – by Alexander Moffatt 

“Limnodynastes Peronii, Litoria Verreauxii and a mystery frog one evening near the water tank.”
12/2/202316 minutes, 59 seconds
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Palestinian Solidarity March, London, UK on 11th November 2023

“On 11th November 2023, hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully through London calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Chanting “ceasefire now” and “stop bombing children”, organisers estimated 800,000 people […]
11/12/20232 minutes, 40 seconds
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Midnight Soundscape, Sedona, Arizona, USA on 5th October 2023 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A strong wind blows across the canyon, rustling trees. The sound of crickets can be heard all around.”
10/29/20234 minutes, 47 seconds
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Metal drum by the sea, Sint-Idesbald, Belgium on the morning of 16th October 2023 – by Sara Maino

“Through this sound, I was trying to find a connection to the historical context of the beach, and to link it with the idea of the distant groan of glaciers.”
10/18/20231 minute, 9 seconds
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Nighttime chorus by the pool, Westchester, New York, USA on 25th August 2023 – by Jon Moskowitz

“Recorded on a late night in August, up at my brother-in-law’s house in Westchester, north of NYC. Heavy cricket and cicada season, but also on a flight path for a […]
10/15/20231 minute, 31 seconds
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Spanish Point (Rinn na Spáinneach), County Clare, (Contae an Chláir), Ireland on 8th June 2023 – by Kalli Anderson

10/11/20232 minutes, 48 seconds
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Crown green bowling club in Macclesfield, England, UK in June 2022 – by Geoff Bird

10/10/20232 minutes, 54 seconds
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Argentino Lake shores in front of Spegazzini Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina in April 2023 – by Joaquín Conde

“When I went to Los Glaciares National Park in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, I had the chance to leave my recorder by the shore of Argentino Lake for […]
10/1/20238 minutes, 8 seconds
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Summer dusk with birds near Vedia, Buenos Aires province, Argentina in January 2023 – by Joaquín Conde

“I recorded this landscape on a summer afternoon, in a pasture land where a canal and a country road intersect; around 5 kilometers away from the center of town. Over […]
9/30/202314 minutes, 4 seconds
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Alcudia Beach in the morning, Mallorca, Spain on 18th September 2023 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“We woke up at 6am on our last day in Mallorca to squeeze one final sea swim into the trip. We were the first ones in at the local beach […]
9/30/20235 minutes, 27 seconds
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Gaggles of geese, River Thame, England, UK on 23rd September 2023 – by Paul Ridout

“I was out in the fields by the River Thame yesterday morning and the geese were clearly excited by the amount of water across the meadows and were making a […]
9/24/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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Electrical storm, East London, UK on 18th September 2023 at 1am – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A binaural recording of an electrical storm followed by heavy rain from a back garden in East London at 1am” Image credit: The Rebecca Project
9/18/20239 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tywardreath ringing the bells of St Barts, Lostwithiel, UK on 9th August 2023 – by Celia Robbins

“These are the church bells of St Bartholomew in the town of Lostwithiel around 8.30pm on a still evening. The next morning I put my foot in it by congratulating […]
9/13/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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Delta del Tigre, Argentina on 4th August 2023 – by Eva Moeraert

“The Tigre Delta is among the world’s largest, and it is one of the only major deltas in the world that does not empty into a sea or ocean. It flows […]
8/25/20238 minutes, 8 seconds
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Whippoorwill and bullfrogs, St-Pierre-de-Wakefield, Quebec, Canada on 30th June 2023 – by Laura Nerenberg

8/10/20231 minute, 8 seconds
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Demonstration at the Italian Embassy, London, UK on 2nd August 2023 – by Lisa Hack

https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/07/24/italys-mounting-attack-lesbian-parents “In January, Italy’s right-wing government ordered state agencies to cease registration of children born to same-sex couples. Now they’ve taken it a step further: a state prosecutor in northern […]
8/9/20233 minutes, 9 seconds
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Moncrieffe Island, Perth, Scotland at midday on 12th June 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

8/8/20235 minutes, 29 seconds
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Loons of Lac Forbes at Sunset, Mont-Tremblant National Park, Québec, Canada on 19th July 2023 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

7/24/20231 minute, 34 seconds
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Competing fireworks, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, New York City, USA on 4th July 2023 – by Jon Moskowitz

“Every 4th of July in my neighborhood, there is an hours-long competition to see which corner can launch the most illegal fireworks. It gets quite intense, and I recorded it […]
7/6/20232 minutes, 28 seconds
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Frogs of Lac Labelle at 1am, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Quebec, Canada on 4th July 2023 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

7/5/20231 minute, 22 seconds
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Via Balilla, Rome, Italy on 17th June 2023 – by Cosmin Sandu

“Via Balilla is a small street in Rome where people gather together once a year to celebrate the local community. Back in the days the street was famous for containing […]
7/2/20231 minute, 54 seconds
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Dawn, stone circle drums at Glastonbury, Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, UK in June 2023 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“About 20 drummers and hundreds of festival goers gathered around the fire at the centre of the stone circle and played throughout the night.  This recording was made at 4am […]
6/28/20231 minute, 55 seconds
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Early evening by Lake Michigan, Northport, Michigan, USA on 20th May 2023 – by Roger Amundsen

“at a friend’s cottage on lake michigan. it was early evening & i wanted to capture the sounds of water breaking on the shore, and of our kids playing—singing to […]
6/27/202353 seconds
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Carillon, Sint Janskerk, Gouda, Netherlands in June 2023 – by Paul Ridout

“Here are some Dutch bells from last week.  I was cycling from Amsterdam to Lille and stayed overnight in Gouda where I went to the market square just before 11pm […]
6/25/20232 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mountain goats, Kefalonia, Greece, in June 2023 – by Tash Walker

“I was in Greece last week, on my first full day there I was on an early morning walk when I started to hear this distant sound of bells but […]
6/19/20231 minute, 25 seconds
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Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK on Saturday 17th June 2023 at 1.30pm

“Thousands of protestors gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice to call for the decriminalisation of abortion. Abortion in England and Wales still falls under criminal law in 2023 – […]
6/19/202318 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dozing through thunder and rain, Tulse Hill, London, UK on Monday 12th June 2023 – by Matt Faulkner

“I was having an afternoon dose on Monday when the stormy weather rolled in around South London. My room is situated within a block of flats, and the courtyard reflects […]
6/18/202322 minutes, 13 seconds
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Thunderstorm, Abney Park Cemetery, London, UK on 12th June 2023 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“12.06.2023. Caught in a thunderstorm on a hot London day in Abney Park cemetery. A passer by on her mobile phone remarks ‘not soaked, soaked…'” 
6/16/20233 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sea Organ, Zadar, Croatia on 24th July 2015 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

6/14/20232 minutes, 57 seconds
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Chair lift to the Wolzenalp, Switzerland, on Saturday 10th June 2023 – by This Wachter 

“The history of the Wolzenalp chairlift, in eastern Switzerland, goes back over 50 years. It was built in 1965. The slow journey from the valley to the mountain takes a […]
6/13/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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Outside the Black Lion in Plaistow, London, UK, at 7.45pm on Thursday 8th June 2023, for the passing of the open top bus following West Ham’s victory in the Europa Conference League Final – by Alan Hall

6/9/20235 minutes, 3 seconds
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Eider ducks in the glacier river lagoon (Jökulsárlón) as rain falls, Vatnajökull National Park, south coast of Iceland on Friday 26th May 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Icebergs break off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and drift through the water into the Atlantic Ocean, some of them glowing a surreal, bright blue – others vast and blackened like old ships. […]
6/4/20234 minutes, 17 seconds
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Whistling wind, Reykjavík, Iceland on 20th May 2023 – by agnieszka czyżewska jacquemet

6/2/20235 minutes
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The Basilica Cistern around closing time, Istanbul, Turkey on 10th May 2023 – by Ed Coulson

“More than 300 marble columns create a space that could hold 80,000 cubic metres of water.  The space hums with constant reverberations from the slightest sounds.  I stood at the […]
5/29/20231 minute, 40 seconds
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Bees, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada in August 2022 – by Luke Quinton

“I made this tiny recording of bees in Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. It was August, 2022, peak summer, and the big bees were zooming in […]
5/20/20232 minutes, 22 seconds
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Musical cacophony pouring through the open windows of practice rooms, London, UK on 18th May 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“I’ve been walking past this music college on the way to work for nearly fifteen years. Each year, as the weather gets warmer, the musicians open the windows of their […]
5/18/202319 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bullfight, Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, Spain on 22nd April 2023 – by Charity Be

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5/15/202312 minutes, 28 seconds
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A rickshaw journey through Bengaluru, India, at dusk, as heavy rain begins to fall on 1st May 2023 – by Siddharth Khajuria

5/9/20234 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jack in the Green procession, Hastings, UK on 1st May 2023 – by Jorge Stride

“I was at the Jack in the Green procession in Hastings Old Town earlier today and managed to get a quick recording of the various players (in wonderful garbs) drifting […]
5/2/20231 minute, 23 seconds
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Market and funfair, Chesterfield, UK in April 2023 – by Larrie Knights

“At the bustling Chesterfield flea market, I was immersed in the vibrant sounds of a funfair. This popular weekly market is one of the largest in the UK.” Photo: David […]
5/2/20231 minute, 58 seconds
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Emergency alert system test, Oxford Circus, London, UK, around 2.58pm on 23rd April 2023 – by Anthony Ing

Two minutes before the testing of the emergency alert system. photo: Oxford Circus tube station building, London by Eluveitie
4/24/20232 minutes, 56 seconds
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Woodpeckers in Wandle Park, London, UK on 3rd April – by Andrew Strangeway

“I was waiting to meet a friend and there were at least two woodpeckers in the trees in the park. I couldn’t see them, but I could hear them really […]
4/23/20231 minute, 54 seconds
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Traditional coffee house, Vienna, Austria in March 2023 – by Lucia Mair

“This is a short snippet of an afternoon in a traditional coffeehouse in Vienna, Austria in March 2023.  Vienna is famous for its coffeehouse history, this coffeehouse being over 100 […]
4/20/202347 seconds
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Pigeon in the cinema, London, UK on 15th April 2023 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“On Saturday 15 April, a pigeon showcased it’s cinephile credentials by joining a packed audience in the BFI Southbank’s biggest auditorium (NFT 1) for a screening of Mervyn LeRoy’s classic […]
4/19/20236 minutes, 15 seconds
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River Thames tidal beach, London, UK on 19th September 2022 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“Made on the tidal beach on the river Thames watching people mudlarking just under Waterloo bridge… trains pulling into Waterloo station above and simultaneously waves lapping below… Towards the end […]
3/27/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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Whistling wind rattling the windows, inside the library, London, UK in January 2023 – by Siddharth Khajuria

3/25/20231 minute, 34 seconds
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Cadogan Pier, north bank of the Thames, London, Spring 2023 – by Lucy Wood

“Cadogan Pier, North Bank of the river Thames, beneath Albert Bridge near Chelsea Embankment.  Built in 1841 Cadogan Pier has been Chelsea’s only river transport link for over 150 years […]
3/21/202327 minutes, 12 seconds
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Outside the Houses of Parliament during the second reading of the bill, Parliament Square, London, UK on 13th March 2023

“Hundreds of people gather to demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament whilst MPs hold the second reading of the ‘Illegal Migration Bill’, a piece of legislation that denies asylum to […]
3/14/20231 minute, 31 seconds
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Underwater, Førdefjord, north of Bergen, Norway in February 2023 – by Jay Richardson

“Myself and my co-editor (at The Sonification) went to cover a story about a mining company that has permits to start an open pit project in a rural area about […]
3/9/20233 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bacău, Romania at 10am on 27th December 2022 – by Cosmin Sandu

“A soundscape recorded on December 27, 2022 at around 10 a.m. in Bacău. It immortalises ‘Alaiul datinilor’ 56th edition, a special day when people from all over the Moldova region come to […]
3/9/20232 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thunderstorm, the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica on 22nd May 2022 – by Ted White

3/3/20232 minutes, 40 seconds
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Walking in the snow, Vancouver, Canada on 25th February 2023 at 11.30pm – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

2/27/20231 minute, 18 seconds
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Sounding stairs, Kaunas, Lithuania on 19th January 2023 – by Marta Medvešek

“I was fascinated by these sounding stairs on the entrance / exit of a park in Kaunas, Lithuania. I heard the sound from afar, and thought it was in my head until […]
2/27/20231 minute, 52 seconds
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Applause after the set – before the encore, Princess Theatre, Brisbane, Australia on 17th October 2022 – by Michelle Ransom-Hughes

“I was way up in a crows nest style ‘box’ at the back of the mezzanine in the Princess Theatre for Aldous Harding’s concert. I recorded the crowd trying to […]
2/23/20233 minutes
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Last leaves of Autumn, on a road in suburban Pittsburgh, USA, 26th October 2022 – by Dennis Funk

“A really windy night in the days just before Halloween swept what was left from the old silver maple trees in the neighbourhood. As the final few fell to earth, […]
2/21/20232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Department of Education, Westminster, London, UK on 15th February 2023 – by Tash Walker

“I went to Brianna Ghey’s vigil last night outside the Department of Education. It was a very emotional and affecting time, with people standing together holding candles and lighters, whilst […]
2/16/20232 minutes, 21 seconds
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Plymouth nighttime, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA on 31st August 2022 – by Jon Moskowitz

“Plymouth Nighttime — Recorded August 31, 2022 in Plymouth, MA. We were staying at a house on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay. At night you could see the lights […]
2/15/20231 minute, 45 seconds
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Orthodox Christmas service, Catholic Church of St. Johns, Vilnius, Lithuania on 7th January 2023 – by Vaida Pilibaitytė

“On January 7th I went to an unusual Orthodox Christmas service at the Catholic Church of St. Johns in Vilnius where the service was led by a chaplain father Heorhiy Kovalenko visiting […]
2/8/202311 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thawing ice, Tammisalo canal, Helsinki, Finland on 4th February 2023 – by Miia Laine

“The February full moon had just come up and I was on a stunning Saturday afternoon walk around sunset, the sky was a beautiful red. I stopped by the Tammisalo […]
2/7/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Goose night, Eskdalemuir, Scotland, UK on 24th January 2023 – by Geoff McQueen

“It gets really dark in Eskdalemuir. In winter it is sometimes so dark and foggy that you can literally see nothing. Once or twice a winter I step out my […]
1/31/20231 minute, 42 seconds
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Crows, Vancouver, Canada on 27th January 2023 at 4pm – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

“Walking down the street and a shitload of crows tipped up. #crowzone”
1/29/20232 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tuning the organ, Peterborough Cathedral, UK on 24th October 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“We had walked into Peterborough Cathedral at lunchtime on 24th October 2022 and it took us a while to work out that the sound we were listening to was two […]
1/15/20232 minutes, 34 seconds
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A short shower in Battle Woods, Sussex, UK on 21st December 2022 – by Jorge Stride

12/30/20221 minute, 38 seconds
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Geese on snow, Springfield Park, London, UK on 16th December 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Geese pad softly over the top of a snowy hill (while I walk heavy-footed behind them).”
12/29/20222 minutes, 38 seconds
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Expressing with a pump, accompanied by Top Chef on a glitching internet connection, Chicago, USA at the end of April 2022 – by Sarah Geis

12/28/20221 minute, 23 seconds
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A Tree full of Birds, Christmas Day in Essex, UK in 2022 – by Siddharth Khajuria

12/27/20221 minute, 29 seconds
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The Sound of 2022

A slow weave of some of the past year’s Field Recordings, from a clock repair shop in January to snow falling in December. Clock repair shop, London, UK on Saturday […]
12/15/202256 minutes, 41 seconds
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Trumpeter Swans, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Portland, Oregon, USA on 28th January 2022 – by Jason Hovatter

12/14/20226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Crunching ice and snow, London, UK in the early morning on 14th December 2022 – by Caspar Salmon

“The snow is not as gleaming and beautiful as on the first day but the CRUNCH underfoot is at its peak!”
12/14/20221 minute, 25 seconds
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Snow falling on the canal, London, UK, near midnight on Sunday 11th December 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Listening to the snow fall on the surface of the water as I walk home. The white blanket underfoot softening the sound of the city.”
12/13/20221 minute, 59 seconds
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Crackling fire and chimes, London, UK on 9th December 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

12/10/20222 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bells (church and cow) in the hills of Flüeli-Ranft, Switzerland in the evening of 6th December 2022 – by Charlie Shackleton

“There are three churches within earshot of the spot where this recording was made, in the Swiss village of Flüeli-Ranft, and their bells overlap but do not synchronise. A local […]
12/8/20222 minutes, 4 seconds
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Koliada singers rehearsing for the Christmas season, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Québec, Canada on 30th November 2022 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

“A traditional Ukrainian Koliada song – traditionally sung house to house, like a Christmas carol.  This group of Montreal Koliada singers rehearsing for the Christmas season was founded by Natalia Telentso […]
12/5/20223 minutes, 55 seconds
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Inside the bell tower, All Hallows, Twickenham on the morning of 16th November 2022 – by Alan Hall

12/4/20222 minutes, 5 seconds
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Transmission Tower, Portland, Oregon, USA on 8th February 2022 – by Jason Hovatter

12/2/20226 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cabin fireplace, Camp Sherman, Oregon, USA on 15th April 2022 – by Jason Hovatter

12/1/202210 minutes, 56 seconds
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Winter Bees, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, UK in November 2022 – by Julian Higgs

“We keep a beehive, just the one in our back garden in Flitwick, Bedfordshire. we are about as far from any coast that you can get in the country, to my eternal […]
11/30/20222 minutes, 42 seconds
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Woman, life, freedom, Iran solidarity protest in Trafalgar Square, London, UK on 26th November 2022

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/woman-life-freedom
11/30/20223 minutes, 59 seconds
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Roaring cascades at Cajón del Azul, El Bolsón, Chubut, Argentina in January 2022 – by Joaquín Conde

“After 4 hours of walking in the forest, some friends and I reached Cajón del Azul where the ice-cold waters of Azul River have carved deep into the stone over […]
11/29/202240 minutes, 49 seconds
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Birds cooing, Berlin, Germany in March 2022 – by Jeff Emtman

“An enclosure with about a dozen captive pigeons in a park who are fluffing their feathers and flying around with sticks.” Recorded for the Here Be Monsters episode 153: Klänge […]
11/29/20223 minutes, 18 seconds
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Westminster Bridge, London, UK on 5th November 2022

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/05/thousands-expected-attend-london-rally-demand-general-election-peoples-assembly-cost-living-crisis
11/5/20221 minute, 11 seconds
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Katydids in the moonlight, Bearsville, New York, USA on 20th August 2022 – by Joe Dobkin

“I was sitting outside listening to the katydids and the moon.”
11/5/20222 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bells on sheep, east of Rome around 7pm on 26th June – by Cosmin Sandu

“I love the randomness they produce and the contrast with the surround and distant car traffic… I recorded it with my zoomh6 – X/Y capsules.” immersedinsounds.wordpress.com
11/2/20221 minute, 13 seconds
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Blackbird hatchling, Melbourne, Australia on 27th October 2022 – by Jaye Kranz

10/28/20221 minute, 34 seconds
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Garden next door to a festival, Münster, Germany in October 2022 – by Tristan Konrad

“This one was recorded in my garden in Münster, Germany with a Zoom H1N. 3 times a year there is a huge folk festival called ‘Send’ going on right next […]
10/24/20222 minutes, 10 seconds
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Heavy rain, North West London, UK in October 2022 – by Alex Micu

“I would like to share with you a field recording from my garden in NW London. It features this garden furniture cover and raindrops tap dancing on it during a […]
10/24/20221 minute, 1 second
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Binaural bells, St Pauls Cathedral, London, UK on 19th September 2022 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“St Paul’s cathedral bells ring for the state funeral on 19th September 2022.  A binaural recording made using a matched pair of DPA 4060 microphones. Please use headphones for the […]
10/21/20223 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hogpen Hill Farm, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA on Sunday 16th October 2022 – by Leah Kopperman

“I recorded the attached audio file on Sunday, October 16, at Hogpen Hill Farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Hogpen Hill is a 234-acre tree farm + landscape sculpture park in the mountains […]
10/20/20223 minutes, 7 seconds
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Sukkot celebrations from my window, Brooklyn, New York, USA on 12th October 2022 – by Jess Shane

“I live close to a Chabad-Lubavitch in Brooklyn. Last night, the community was celebrating Sukkot, and I could hear peals of celebration a few blocks away from my bedroom window.” […]
10/19/20223 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dusk chorus, Ewingar, New South Wales, Australia on 16th October 2022 – by Jaye Kranz

“A 300 acre farm in Ewingar NSW. The dusk chorus you can hear from the porch”
10/17/20221 minute, 48 seconds
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Enough is Enough National Day of Action, Outside Kings Cross Station, London, UK on 1st October 2022

10/16/20221 minute, 40 seconds
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Healcrest Green, Garfield, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on 11th October 2022 – by Andrea Laurion

“I recorded this while reporting a story on an urban farm that’s being turned into a community green space.”  andrealaurion.com
10/15/20222 minutes, 34 seconds
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Muffled Bells, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, UK on 19th September 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“As a republican I probably shouldn’t have enjoyed this as much as I did – the bells in the village church were being rung this morning with muffled clappers so […]
10/14/20223 minutes, 24 seconds
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Night train, Vedia, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina in April 2022 – by Joaquín Conde

“The sound of a distant night train reaches out to us over the barking dogs and the wind chimes at my parents’ house”
9/14/20223 minutes
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Trafalgar Square, London, UK around 1pm on 10th September 2022

https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/56908/1/justice-for-chris-kaba-we-need-to-defund-the-police-now-more-than-ever?amp=1
9/11/20222 minutes, 15 seconds
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Midnight waves crashing on Overstrand Beach at high tide, Norfolk, UK on 1st August 2021 – by Joe Harvey Whyte

“Binaural recording using DPA 4060 matched pair & Sound Devices Mix Pre 3ii”
9/9/20221 minute, 46 seconds
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Thunderstorm through skylight, London, UK at 11.20pm on 5th September 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

9/5/20226 minutes, 24 seconds
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Takapou Bay, South Island, New Zealand in August 2022 – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

8/31/20222 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cow chorus in the middle of the road, near Te Kao, New Zealand on 30th August 2022 – by Helen Zaltzman

8/30/202235 seconds
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Shingle Shack, Lydd on Sea, on the edge of Dungeness, UK in 2019 – by Grant Wilkinson

“I was recently given the gift of time and space, to blow at my own discretion, in Lydd on Sea, on the edge of Dungeness. I’ve visited half a dozen […]
7/25/20229 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mid-afternoon by the river, near Uxbridge, London, UK on 19th July 2022 – by Andrea Rangecroft

“When it’s the hottest day ever recorded in the UK (40.2c) and you live in a small metal box, there’s only one thing to do and that’s go to the […]
7/20/202210 minutes, 59 seconds
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8pm, rural village garden, Suffolk, UK on 19th July 2022 – by Melissa Harrison

“4 mins of a rural village garden, 29.7 degrees at gone 8pm on the day we broke 40, in the UK’s most water-stressed and lowest-rainfall region, featuring a greenfinch, collared […]
7/19/20224 minutes, 3 seconds
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Sitting in the dark, by the fan, reading and writing emails, London, UK on 19th July 2022 – by Siddharth Khajuria

7/19/20222 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pondweed bubbles, Raglan Castle moat, Wales, UK in the afternoon on 16th July 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“It was a blazingly hot afternoon and the sunshine on the pondweed in the moat was generating bubbles that were popping all around as I sat in a “Watergate” at […]
7/19/20222 minutes, 31 seconds
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Afternoon rain, wild savanna rainforest on the border between Republic of the Congo and Gabon, 2018 – by George Vlad

“The patches of trees create small shaded havens for wildlife, but they don’t completely obstruct the soundscape as ancient rainforests will do. You can hear birdsong and insect calls from […]
7/18/202212 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lake swim at sunrise, the morning after midsummer, Groß Köris, Germany in June 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Swam out to watch the sun come up across the water. Bats overhead and roosters crowing in the distance.”
6/26/20224 minutes, 15 seconds
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Parsley frogs at night, Lérouville, Lorraine, France on 5th June 2022 – by Colin Hunter

“The main goal of my trip to Lorraine in the east of France was to record Common Midwife Toads. The location was an old disused quarry just outside Lérouville and […]
6/17/20224 minutes, 27 seconds
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July morning on Perent Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Northern Minnesota, USA in 2021 – by Rob Byers

“Most of the BWCA is only accessible by canoe —no motors are allowed — making it a quiet place. I like this recording because there are so many things happening […]
6/15/202211 minutes, 18 seconds
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Rain on the sea, Camber Sands, East Sussex, UK on 23rd May 2022 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“Stayed overnight in Camber Sands, East Sussex. Was hoping to go for a morning swim in the sea, but was so cold the best we could manage was paddle in the shallows […]
6/14/20224 minutes, 13 seconds
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Hail on glass, Portland, Oregon, USA on 13th April 2022 – by Jason Hovatter

6/9/20229 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rock jump cove, near Harlyn and Mother Ivy bay, Cornwall, UK in July 2021 – by Tash Walker

“This is the sound of the cove before I swam out to the rock and jumped in, it was completely deserted and about 8am in the morning. I wanted to […]
6/8/202253 seconds
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Church bells fading into birdsong, Berlin, Germany in March 2022 – by Jeff Emtman

“Bells on the weekend coming from the church. They give way eventually to birdsong.” Recorded for the Here Be Monsters episode 153: Klänge from Berlin https://www.hbmpodcast.com/podcast/hbm153-klange-from-berlin
6/7/20223 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA in June 2022 – by James T. Green

“I’ve got a new field recording for you. It’s of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. Quite an electric afternoon for being in the middle of the week. I went there […]
6/6/20225 minutes, 59 seconds
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8pm, Herefordshire, UK on 14th May 2022 – by Simon Forster

“Alive with the sound of ducks, ewes & lambs, wood pigeons, a distant lawnmower & surprise appearance from light aircraft passing directly overhead (passing from right to left). Bliss!”
6/1/20222 minutes, 30 seconds
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Industrial area with birds and a working crane, Lempdes, Auvergne, France on 30th May 2022 – by Elena Lazic

“My parents have sold their previous house and now temporarily live in a small apartment within the sort of hangar where the trucks and machines of my dad’s company are […]
5/31/20225 minutes, 3 seconds
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Stream in a forest glade, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK in April 2022 – by Geoff Marsh

“I just sent you a recording from a lovely little glade in the forests above Ambleside, which was covered in bluebells, and loads of pesky bumblebees feeding off them. Also sat […]
5/11/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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Spring peepers at dusk, Glen Arbor, Northern Michigan, USA on 21st April 2022 – by Roger Amundsen

“Was out for an evening run off Lake Michigan, and i was quite literally stopped mid-stride by this deafening cacophony of spring peepers and the lot.”
5/2/20223 minutes, 11 seconds
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Picaflor Bronceado (Gilded Sapphire) in Mármol, Buenos Aires, Argentina on 8th October 2021 – by María Emilia Pérez

“I walked along Canale Street with Damián, we talked about what life is like in José Mármol while we enjoyed the rich sound and visual landscape, more than anything the […]
4/30/20221 minute, 11 seconds
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Goats walking on pebbles close to the sea, just beyond Kas, Turkey in April 2022 – by Phoebe McIndoe

“This was part of the Lycean way we did and this recording was made just beyond a town called Kaş. We thought we had reached the middle of nowhere when this […]
4/29/20221 minute, 41 seconds
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Creaky trees at Rannoch Moor, Scottish Highlands, Scotland on 23rd April 2022 – by Steve Urquhart

“I recorded this at dawn, at the edge of a vast forest on the north-west bank of Loch Laidon on Rannoch Moor, on a dry and bright but blustery Spring […]
4/27/202211 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dawn Chorus, Forêt du Grand Duc, Mandelieu, France in April 2021 – by Colin Hunter

“Here is a recording I made of the spring dawn chorus in the Tanneron Ridges, about 5km inland from the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. The Forêt Du Grand Duc […]
4/22/20228 minutes, 55 seconds
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In the gloaming, Eskdalemuir, Scotland on 19th April 2022 – by Geoff McQueen

“Lambs and their mothers. Pheasants shouting and roosting. Other, nicer sounding birds, doing their things. The steady sound of the river at the bottom of the valley. An annoying aeroplane. […]
4/21/20224 minutes, 8 seconds
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Halla-san, sacred mountain and shield volcano on Jeju ‘island of 18,000 gods’, South Korea on the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces on 12th April 2022 – by Sarah Shin

4/20/202242 seconds
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Night Chorus, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA on 8th June 2019 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Standing by the lake in the dark.”
4/19/202259 seconds
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Ironbark Gorge, Victoria, Australia in the early morning on Sunday 20th February 2022 – by Anouk and Camilla Hannan

“It’s recorded down the coast at a place called Ironbark Gorge early on a sunny Sunday in February this year. Lots of tall eucalypts and tree ferns and sweet tiny finches. Anouk […]
4/13/202211 minutes, 56 seconds
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Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany in early April 2022 – by Barnaby Nutt

“Put on your headphones to hear a binaural recording of trains arriving at the platform in front of me and the one behind. Hear announcements, people walking by and a couple […]
4/12/20224 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cemetery before the storm, Key West, Florida, USA on the morning of 12th March 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Hours before the storm breaks, watching iguanas sunbathe on the gravestones in the cemetery.”
4/3/20222 minutes, 33 seconds
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South Fork Creek, Pennsylvania, USA on 21st March 2022 – by Sam Clevenger

“The recording is of South Fork Creek in Pennsylvania, which runs through the site of the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The creek used to be the source of a reservoir […]
4/1/20222 minutes, 30 seconds
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Roosters, Southernmost Point, Key West, USA on Monday 14th March 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Hidden amidst the greenery, by the side of a busy beach in Key West – hens, tiny newborn chicks and a couple of roosters shade from the morning sunlight. The […]
3/20/20227 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cotorras, Buenos Aires, Argentina on 11th March 2022 – by Pablo Fisher

“Last summer a group of parakeets, very popular birds in Argentina -species: Myiopsitta monachus, known as monk parakeet in English, cotorras here-, began to nest in the square in front of my house. And what a […]
3/18/20221 minute, 19 seconds
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Woodpeckers by the water, Buckinghamshire, England, in March 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“Here are some woodpeckers in a stand of trees by the Thame  – it’s 11 minutes, but it’s worth listening for the birds hammering on different instruments.”
3/10/202211 minutes, 2 seconds
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Birds, morning, Oxford, England on 23rd February 2022 – by Georgia Melodie Hole

“The growing morning birdsong of early spring on the green outskirts of Oxford, England, 23rd February 2022.” 
3/9/20223 minutes, 2 seconds
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Black Growler Steam Vent, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA in winter 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“On a recent trip to Yellowstone i spent a few days recording many of the park’s geysers with LOM Uši Pro and Geofón” 
2/27/202210 minutes, 16 seconds
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Five hours walk from the Sheep’s Head peninsula, County Cork, Ireland in February 2022 – by Barnaby Nutt

“I’d been walking for hours. It started off as a fun hike with fine views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland. But 5 hours in, […]
2/24/20221 minute, 56 seconds
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Fireworks, Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, UK on 5th November 2021 – by Joe Wilkins

“People gather on 5th of November in Meersbrook Park to watch the fireworks over Sheffield. From the top of the park you can see across the city to the hills […]
2/21/20225 minutes, 33 seconds
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Corno do Bico, Paredes de Coura, Portugal on 19th April 2021 at 7pm – by Sofia Saldanha

“This soundscape was recorded at Corno do Bico, a small natural reserve of fauna and flora, located in Paredes de Coura, Portugal. In this recording, made at around 7pm on […]
2/17/20225 minutes
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The bells at St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine on Sunday 13th February 2022 at 4.43pm – by Barny Smith

2/14/20225 minutes, 34 seconds
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Just before dawn, a garden in County Clare, Ireland in February 2022 – by Barnaby Nutt

“Twenty minutes in our garden in County Clare, just before dawn in mid-February, 2022. There are rooks, tits, pigeons, robins, wrens and the star of the show, a blackbird. There’s also […]
2/12/202222 minutes, 20 seconds
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Birdsong, Co. Cavan, Ireland on 19th November 2021 – by Laura Fitzpatrick

“I recorded this in my garden in the countryside of Co. Cavan using a pair of Rode NT55’s. It was quite a mild day for mid-November and the birds were […]
2/11/202211 minutes, 35 seconds
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Paten Park, The Gap, Brisbane, Australia, Jagera / Turrbal land on 1st February 2022 – by Michelle Ransom-Hughes

“I made this yesterday, standing with my sister in the park behind our childhood home, 40 years after we moved out. It’s the height of summer in Brisbane, hot and […]
2/2/20223 minutes
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Clock repair shop, London, UK on Saturday 22nd January 2022 at 11am – by Andrew Strangeway

“I work in a clock shop in London where we service antique and vintage clocks. This is recorded from my bench on a quiet Saturday morning, there are sounds of […]
1/30/20222 minutes, 25 seconds
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Krasnogorskaya square, Sergiyev Posad, Russia on Thursday 6th January 2022 – by Vladimir Kryuchev

“The Orthodox Church in Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7, and this is the day when the most powerful of church bells ring. This one, I believe, is the 72-ton […]
1/20/20225 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mer du Nord, Sunset at Koksijde-Bad, Belgium on Thursday 13th January 2022 – by Sara Maino

www.saramaino.it
1/18/20221 minute, 9 seconds
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Dawn, Brynberian, north Pembrokeshire, Wales on 14th January 2021 – by Siddharth Khajuria

“Visiting friends in west Wales. Went for a frosty walk at dawn with their ten-month old puppy Lyra. The river in the distance is Afon Brynberian.”
1/17/20226 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ice storm stomp, sometime around Christmas 2021, Conway, Massachusetts, USA – by Sara Brooke Curtis

“Left the warmth of the wood stove to check out the dusk post ice storm. Icicles dropped from trees, trees dripped with water. Pushed shimmering sheets of ice off of porch railings, […]
1/14/20227 minutes, 36 seconds
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Milky complex geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA on 18th October 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“On a recent trip to Yellowstone i spent a few days recording many of the parks geysers with LOM Uši Pro and Geofón.”
12/29/20212 minutes, 32 seconds
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Foghorn, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada in November 2021 – by Luke Quinton

“I was standing about 20 feet away from the Fort Amherst Foghorn, next to a flagpole, this past November, a day with a wild sea. The foghorn sits near a […]
12/26/20213 minutes, 56 seconds
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The first snow storm of the season, Sergiyev Posad, Russia on 30th November 2021 – by Vladimir Kryuchev

“This is the first snow storm of the season, myriad tiny crystals of ice flying in all directions, and many of those houses will get lost in the snow tomorrow, […]
12/25/20218 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pipe organ practice, St Peter’s Ad Vincula, Coggeshall, Essex on 4th December 2021 – by Ross Sutherland

“I spent most of my childhood living in Coggeshall. It’s a small (very old) town in the Essex countryside. Now that my family has moved away, I haven’t been back […]
12/24/20214 minutes, 11 seconds
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Birdsong and carillon, outside Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago, USA on Sunday 19th December 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

“I’d wanted to hear this sound again for years. On an autumnal day, nearly a decade ago, it had caught me by surprise – reverberating off the surrounding buildings, filling […]
12/23/202111 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ice cream van funeral procession, New Cross, London, UK on 17th December 2021 – by Lucy Dearlove

“Sometimes I feel like the A road equivalent of a curtain twitcher as I often hear something unexpected happening outside my flat and rush to look out. This sound was […]
12/17/20211 minute, 30 seconds
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Waves at Cushendun, County Antrim, Northern Ireland after darkness falls in winter 2021 – by Phil Smith

“I had around an hour’s time in Cushendun, a small village just off the Antrim coast road. There was nobody in the streets and the pub was closed. This recording […]
12/17/20218 minutes, 10 seconds
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Winter at Herring Cove, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA in the morning on 9th December 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

12/14/202110 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rhythms in the rain, Portland, Oregon, USA in Winter 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“It’s a rainy day and i’m messing around outside the house with my hydrophone… popped it in one of the little copper rain basins out front and WOAH! the bass […]
12/13/20218 minutes, 13 seconds
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After the World Cup Final, Paris, France on 15th July 2018 – by Leland Buck

“On July 15, 2018, France beat Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final. Just moments after the game ended the city of Paris erupted in celebration. This short recording was made […]
12/12/20211 minute, 7 seconds
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At Blackwater Pond, Provincetown, USA on 8th December 2021 in the morning – by Eleanor McDowall

“Beech Forest seems entirely silent until I stand still. I’m at the edge of Blackwater Pond, surrounded by bare winter trees, when I start to hear the wingbeats overhead. Tiny […]
12/10/20217 minutes, 11 seconds
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Skylarks, Buckinghamshire, UK in November 2021 – by Paul Ridout

“I went out at lunchtime hoping to see and hear some of the skylarks that gather in flocks in the fields round here.  There were perhaps 50 or 60 circling […]
12/8/20212 minutes, 38 seconds
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Walking in the snow, Gedimino prospektas, Vilnius, Lithuania in December 2021 – by Inga Janiulytė

“I have a field recording from Vilnius central prospect, Gedimino prospektas, which on the weekend becomes a pedestrian-only street. It was the last weekend, Saturday evening, people are going to see […]
12/8/20219 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Sound of 2021

A slow weave of the past year’s Field Recordings, from sunset on the last day of 2020 to a gathering storm in Iceland at the end of 2021. Sunset on […]
12/6/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Molhe Norte do Porto de Abrigo da Nazaré, Portugal on 16th October 2021 at 3.45 pm – by Sofia Saldanha

“Nazaré is an old fishing village, nowadays bustling with tourism. It is also known for its big waves, becoming a world-famous surfing location.  In this binaural recording we hear the […]
12/2/20215 minutes, 44 seconds
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Geroldsauer Waterfall, Black Forest, Germany on 28th November 2021 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“We stopped on a little wooden bridge, passing over a river, whilst hiking through the Black Forest in Germany on Sunday 28 November. Pay close attention just before the 2 minute […]
12/1/20213 minutes, 42 seconds
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Midday, Wellsford State Forest, Wellsford, Victoria, Australia on 5th November 2021 – by Jon Tjhia

“Birds, bugs, breeze, bushes, Box-Ironbark.”
11/30/20212 minutes, 46 seconds
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Singing gate, Bronkham Hill, Dorset, UK on the winter solstice 2020 – by George Ridgway

“Recorded on a very windy and foggy morning on winter solstice, shortly after sunrise, en route to Bronkham hill. Whilst walking along the ridge, dotted with Burial Mounds and Barrows, […]
11/29/20214 minutes, 40 seconds
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Before the storm, Stykkishólmur, Iceland in late November 2021 – by Ted White

“A recording that I captured in Stykkishólmur, a beautiful tiny fishing village. There was a storm brewing so after dinner I went out and hunkered down in the grass for […]
11/28/202110 minutes
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Two prop planes drone over Castle Cary, Somerset, England, UK on 24th November 2021 – by Matthew Faulkner

“I was with some friends on a quiet woodland walk in Castle Cary, when we noticed a drone appear from the soundscape, gradually getting louder and closer. It turned out […]
11/27/20213 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dusk at Lerryn Creek on the Fowey Estuary, Cornwall, UK on 15th November 2021 – by Celia Robbins

“I went downstream of the village at dusk. It was very still, owl and jackdaw conversations echoing around the valley as they roosted. At one point a group of jackdaws […]
11/26/20218 minutes, 4 seconds
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Signs of spring on the prairie, Crete, Illinois, USA on 13th March 2021 – by Dennis Funk

“It’s mid-March and spring is starting to poke it’s ears out on the prairie. It’s hard to believe that a week ago, this was a silent sheet of white snow. […]
11/25/20215 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ghostly White Christmas, Sussex, UK at dusk on 19th November 2021 – by Phil Smith

“I had met Ozzy and his double bass earlier on that day to play some music in the park. There was some kind of tree surgery going on on an industrial […]
11/24/20214 minutes, 18 seconds
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Saxophone and birds, Markfield Park, London, UK on 11th May 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Walking over the same small stretch of ground I’d covered every day during the UK lockdowns, I heard music coming from a small hidden copse beside the railway line. One […]
11/17/20211 minute, 46 seconds
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Building a giant Christmas tree, Chicago Union Station, Chicago, USA on 13th November 2021 – by Jackson Roach

“Union Station is Chicago’s main regional rail station, and the echoes in the “great hall” are very very long. I guess those huge Christmas trees need metal armatures inside to […]
11/16/20215 minutes, 46 seconds
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Amphibian chorus after the storm, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda at night on 9th November 2013 – by Colin Hunter

“Whilst relaxing one evening at my lodge in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, a sudden storm brought heavy rain and ended days of drought. As soon as the […]
11/15/20213 minutes, 16 seconds
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Hippos at water hole, Tsavo National Park, Kenya in 2020 – by George Vlad

“Hippos spend a lot of time frolicking at water holes in the savanna. Every now and then they will move around or utter a call that sounds a lot like […]
11/15/202116 minutes, 10 seconds
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Hungary v San Marino, Outside the Ferenc Puskás Arena, Budapest on 12th November 2021 at 10:20pm – by Paddy Power

11/14/20211 minute, 12 seconds
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Open window, Clapton, London, UK on Easter Sunday 2021 – by Rachel Byrne

“I’ve always had a sort of love affair with windows. The life they let in, the life they let out. I exist by them in the day. A day is […]
11/13/202149 seconds
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Little Black Dots, Crete, Illinois, USA on 13th March 2021 – by Dennis Funk

“I went outside and at one moment found what looked like 100 little black dots making a racket in a tree. I hung out until all but a few were […]
11/11/20212 minutes, 40 seconds
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Doggy Splash, Streatham, London, UK on 6th November 2021 – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

“Doggy Splash is the one day every year dogs can play in the Streatham Common paddling pool in South London before it’s drained for the winter. I have never seen […]
11/7/20211 minute, 10 seconds
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Cabra River and waterfall, Dún a Rí Forest Park, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, Ireland on 7th September 2021 – by Laura Fitzpatrick

11/4/20215 minutes
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Tide pool, Oswald West State Park, Arch Cape, Oregon, USA in August 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“I brought my LOM Geofon and hyrdrophone out to the Oregon coast and spent some time at short sand beach in Oswald West State Park (one of the most beautiful […]
11/3/20217 minutes, 16 seconds
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Rain On a Tin Shed Roof, Sixmilebridge, County Clare, Ireland in October 2021 – by Barnaby Nutt

“We’re at the mercy of the Atlantic ocean and catch all the weather that has gathered between here and America. This means rain, wind and more rain. This was recorded […]
10/29/20214 minutes, 7 seconds
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Kayaking with loons, Adirondack mountains, Upstate New York, USA in August – by Sean Johnson

“I was in the Adirondack mountains paddling my kayak with my recorder and came across a loon and it’s young. The wheezing in the beginning is the young loon breathing. It was […]
10/26/20214 minutes, 34 seconds
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Semi-wild horses in Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK in summer 2021 – by Jake Lee-Savage

“Recorded only recently after the last lockdown ended on a baking hot summer’s day at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, crouching behind the cow parsley with flies buzzing lazily around me. Listening […]
10/20/20213 minutes, 9 seconds
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Alor Setar Bus Station, Kedah, Malaysia on 26th December 2009 – by Colin Hunter

“There are many different private bus companies operating in Malaysia, each offering slightly different routes, destinations, comfort and price. Competition between these companies is high and the right sales technique […]
10/7/20213 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bells at dusk, Southwark Cathedral, London, UK on 6th October 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Walking around the cathedral as the light fades, the bells reverberating off the surrounding buildings.”
10/6/20215 minutes, 21 seconds
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Skógafoss, Iceland on 5th October 2021 – by Helen Zaltzman

“Walk up a gravel path to a waterfall via a lot of people taking goofy photos of themselves.”
10/6/20213 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pyrénées forest outside of Aulus-les-Bains, France in May 2019 – by Rob Byers

“Birds and wildlife abound in the mountain forest in the middle of a summer afternoon. Don’t miss the fun visitor in the final seconds!”
9/29/20215 minutes, 25 seconds
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Nightjars at Westleton Heath, Suffolk, UK in July 2019 – by Paul Ridout

“A rare reunion with my brother and sister on the edge of the heath provided a chance to listen to the slightly other-worldly churring of nightjars at around midnight. We only […]
9/28/20212 minutes, 5 seconds
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Harbour, Bildudalur, Icelandic Westfjords, Iceland in late September 2021 – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

“Bildudalur is home to the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum so listen carefully for signs of life deep beneath the waves.”
9/27/20211 minute, 4 seconds
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Port of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in the early morning of 8th September 2021 – by Sam Clevenger

“I sat for a little while under a tree near the edge of the water, listening to the cicadas and the droning sound of a docked cargo ship. At times […]
9/15/20216 minutes, 30 seconds
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Peel harbour, Isle of Man on 17th June 2021 – by Katie Callin

“I went home to the island for the first time in 15 months in June, and before I saw my family I had to isolate for a bit on my […]
9/14/202110 minutes, 3 seconds
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Counter-protest at the ‘March for Life’, Parliament Square, London, UK on 4th September 2021 at 1.57pm – by Eleanor McDowall

“Standing with the Abortion Rights protest as the ‘March for Life’ streams round the corner of the square. In the week that that the American Supreme Court voted 5-4 to […]
9/4/20211 minute, 24 seconds
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Cityscape by night, Berlin, Germany on 28th August 2021 – by Michal Milczarek

“This is the recording I made from my hotel room in the heart of Berlin, Mitte (Brunnenstrasse). Here is an example of how this city sounds at night. It never […]
9/1/202121 minutes
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Thunderstorm from apartment balcony, Minneapolis, USA in summer 2020 – by Rob Byers

“A summer thunderstorm quickly rolls in and out of the city. Recorded from a balcony overlooking a small alley.” 
8/31/202117 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ice sizzling as bow wave breaks it, Svalbard, 2020 – by Dickon Bonvik-Stone

“As we moved deeper into the fjord towards the glacier, the sea formed a thin layer of ice, and as the ship surged forward, its bow wave lifted and snapped […]
8/23/20211 minute
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Rain on skylight, North London, UK on 22nd August 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

8/22/20214 minutes, 11 seconds
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Monk Parakeets, Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Spain on 20th September 2019 – by Matthew Faulkner

“I sat down next to a tall tree that was heaving with twittering birds. Turns out they are monk parakeets. The noise sounds like modular synths bubbling away at times, which is […]
8/20/20212 minutes, 19 seconds
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One early morning, South Tangerang, Indonesia in August 2021 – by Arya Adyuta

“In the midst of fighting off the boredom due to the pandemic, waking up early has given me a new strength to get through the day. That early morning, I […]
8/16/20215 minutes, 12 seconds
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Under Tuscan bugs, Prato, Italy in summer 2018 – by Neil Verma

“The sound of bugs in the hills above Prato, Italy, on the hottest day of the summer, 2018. Recorded with a Sony PCM D-100.”
8/12/20212 minutes, 27 seconds
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Inside Kashveti Church, Tbilisi, Georgia in June 2015 – by Amy Ryles

“Stealing a quiet moment in the middle of the city.”
8/10/20215 minutes
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From a window in Lisbon, Portugal, early evening on 20th June 2021 – by Audrey Gillan

“It’s my last evening in Lisbon. There’s a squat out of the window, over on the next roof – they do wee jam seasons so I just stuck the recorder […]
8/6/202121 minutes, 36 seconds
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Feral Parrots, Los Angeles, USA on 30th July 2021 – by Jackson Roach

“I’m visiting my parents in LA for the first time in 2 years, and heard this wild sound coming from the tree in their front yard. When I went out […]
8/3/20215 minutes, 25 seconds
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Binaural rain & thunderstorm, North London, 12th July 2021 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A binaural field recording of a thunderstorm experienced from the shelter of a small Spinney in North London on 12th July 2021. The storm caused intense flooding across London. Recorded […]
8/2/202127 minutes, 25 seconds
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Q Train, Manhattan to Brooklyn, New York, USA on 23rd July 2021 – by James T. Green

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7/30/202113 minutes, 45 seconds
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Toad chorus, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA on 25th June 2021 – by Neroli Price

“After an almighty summer thunderstorm in the desert, the toads emerged from their burrows to sing in the mud.”
7/29/20213 minutes, 51 seconds
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Punta Vagno, Genova, Italy in July 2021 – by Jonathan Zenti

“During a G8 meeting in July 2001, outside the golden cage of the city center where the most powerful men in the world gathered to decide the future of the […]
7/20/20213 minutes, 39 seconds
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Walking on gravel, Eastern Alps, Italy in July 2021 – by Jacopo Furlanetto

“An uphill walk on a rocky gravel path on the Eastern Alps usually results in one step ahead and two steps back. The rocks are sometimes the size of a […]
7/14/20212 minutes, 50 seconds
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Swallow nest in an air vent, Saint-Victor-des-Oules, France on 21st June 2021 – by Cicely Fell

“A few weeks ago, my five-year-old daughter spotted two pieces of straw poking through an air vent in our bathroom. She didn’t think much of it until we heard the […]
7/13/20213 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ocean Cave, Traeth Gwyn, Wales on 4th July 2021 – by Ted White

“I wanted to share with you a recent recording I captured whilst on location searching for interesting Ocean Cave and Rock Pool sounds in Wales. I thought this recording in particular […]
7/12/202110 minutes
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Death Valley, Mojave Desert, USA on New Year’s Eve 2013 – by Chris Hoff

“This was recorded New Year’s eve of 2013, in the outskirts of Death Valley, near a town called Tecopa. I have never met with such loneliness on terra firma.” www.theworldaccordingtosound.org
6/30/20214 minutes, 36 seconds
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Harborne Cricket Club, Birmingham, UK on 26th June 2021 – by Harpreet Purewal

“This field is where I spent P.E lessons and sports days as a child, it belongs to Harborne Cricket Club. To my shame, I don’t know anything about cricket. I […]
6/28/20212 minutes, 6 seconds
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Package in Transit, from Bloomington, Indiana, to Beverly Shores, Indiana, USA on 24th May 2021 – by Alex Chambers

“This transit began on Monday, May 24, when the recorder, a Tascam DR-07x, was put in the mail from Bloomington, Indiana, to Beverly Shores, Indiana. The recorder was apparently accidentally […]
6/17/202144 minutes, 8 seconds
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First light, Walthamstow Marshes, London, UK on 16th June 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

Recorded in the woodlands at the edge of the marshes as the dawn breaks.
6/16/20213 minutes, 8 seconds
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Retreating thunderstorm, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, UK in May 2021 – by Paul Ridout

“An unexpected spring afternoon thunderstorm heading towards the Chilterns, recorded from a first floor window of our house. All the usual features are here: the steady rumble of a passing […]
6/14/20213 minutes, 37 seconds
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Thunderstorm, Langoué baï, Congo Basin in 2018 – by George Vlad

“In the Congo basin rainforest, you can feel a thunderstorm long before it makes contact. Thunder booms in the distance and the insect chorus sounds a bit more tense as […]
5/28/20219 minutes, 23 seconds
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Song Thrush, Cambridgeshire, UK on 4th May 2021 – by Anna Selby

“This was recorded on some farm and conservation land in Cambridgeshire. I have been recording and writing poems outside by this tree and in a nearby rookery through four seasons, […]
5/26/20215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Frozen lake, Northern Michigan, USA in January 2021 – by Rob Byers

“A drop in temperature causes a frozen lake to sing through the winter night. The piece starts underneath the ice, recording laser-like sounds with a hydrophone. At 2:15 it transitions […]
5/25/20216 minutes, 50 seconds
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Early morning in the forest, Kopalino, Poland on 20th May 2021 – by Michal Milczarek

“I recorded this early morning soundtrack during my short holiday in Kopalino – a small village by the Baltic Sea. The birds in the lakeside forest sang along to my […]
5/24/20213 minutes, 42 seconds
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Medical oxygen, end of a day shift, Lewisham Hospital, London, UK on 21st March 2021 – by Jess McArdle

“I’m sending a recording that I took on 21st March after a day shift. I’m standing outside Lewisham hospital near the medical oxygen canisters. I work as a midwife on […]
5/21/20211 minute, 8 seconds
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Praia Fluvial do Taboão, Paredes de Coura, Portugal at 8am on 19th April 2021 – by Sofia Saldanha

“Praia Fluvial do Taboão is an idyllic setting for a walk by the river and one of the most beautiful landscapes of Northern Portugal. In the summer it holds one of […]
5/19/20214 minutes, 32 seconds
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Common Eastern Froglets, Sunny Corner, New South Wales, Australia in April 2021 – by Jason L’Ecuyer

“It’s autumn in the Blue Mountains in Australia. For many, this is the time to pick mushrooms in the planted pine forests. I was walking through a pine forest in […]
5/18/20212 minutes, 45 seconds
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Morning on the patio, New York, USA at 8.15am on 18th April 2021 – by Sean Johnson

“I recorded this a couple weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday morning while sitting on our patio. Finches, a wren and coffee.” www.capturedsound.com 
5/17/20214 minutes, 8 seconds
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Immigration Van Stand-off, Kenmure Street, Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday 13th May 2021 – by Steve Urquhart

“A dawn raid in Glasgow’s Southside led to a day-long stand-off between immigration officials, police and local residents. Throughout the day chants of ‘refugees are welcome here’, ‘the Home Office […]
5/14/202111 minutes
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After the rainstorm, Texas, USA at 1.47pm on 29th April 2021 – by Jay Roff-Garcia

“The microphone and I stood in a small field near the geographical centre of the city as a rainstorm abates.”
5/13/202113 minutes
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96 Tram Ride from Acland St, St Kilda, to St Kilda Station in Melbourne, Australia on 21st March 2021 – by Lee Davis-Thalbourne

“It was Sunday afternoon, I had to be out to gather some foley for a project, it was wet and miserable, but while I was out I ended up with […]
5/12/20219 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ice thumping against the hull, Svalbard in 2020 – by Dickon Bonvik-Stone

“The ice layer thickened up in some parts of the fjord and as the ship’s bow ploughed through it, the clamour of ice against steel grew louder. Fragments were propelled […]
5/11/20211 minute
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Church bells at dusk, Suffolk, UK on 9th April 2021 – by Melissa Harrison and Peter Rogers

“In a sleepy village in rural Suffolk, UK, the church bell rings at dusk to mark the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh earlier in the day. It’s answered […]
5/10/20216 minutes, 44 seconds
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By the lake, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK on 25th March 2021 – by Michael Holmes

“On the edge of the green campus of the University of East Anglia, the Sainsbury Centre is made up of an engineered steel space frame, clad in brilliant white panels […]
4/28/202115 minutes, 12 seconds
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Common Cranes at Dawn, Lac du Der, France on 10th January 2021 – by Colin Hunter

“At 48 km2, the Lac du Der is the largest artificial lake in Europe, built in 1974 to regulate the river Marne and help protect Paris from flooding. The lake […]
4/14/20214 minutes, 4 seconds
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Spring peepers, Cherokee Marsh, Madison, Wisconsin, USA on 6th April 2021 – by Craig Eley

“This park is a favorite of mine, but I’m often there around midday when the animal life is pretty mellow. I got a tip from a friend that the spring […]
4/12/20217 minutes, 35 seconds
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5am, Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK on Sunday 14th March – by Rob T Stanier

“This was taken on our early morning dog walk, usually its difficult to get a decent recording as our Shar Pei Juno starts whimpering and grumbling as soon as you […]
3/26/20212 minutes, 17 seconds
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Head out of the window while shielding, UK in 2020 – by Rosa Eaton

“I am vulnerable and have been shielding, so I got a text from the government telling me I could open my windows but not put out my bins. After two […]
3/25/20215 minutes, 2 seconds
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Skate park, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia on 8th October 2020 – by Camilla Hannan

“This recording is from my local skate park where my soon-to-be 12 year old son likes to go. During the lockdown we had here, he’d take himself down there most […]
3/24/20216 minutes, 44 seconds
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Calm morning at riverbed, Borneo rainforest in 2020 – by George Vlad

“It’s early morning at a dry riverbed in the Borneo rainforest. The soundscape is thick and piercing but not too busy. Gentle fog drip creates a subtle drawn-out rhythm while […]
3/23/202110 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dawn kayak on the lake, Adirondack Mountains, NY, USA in August 2020 – by Sean Johnson

“Escaping the pandemic with a slow, foggy paddle.” www.capturedsound.com
3/22/20214 minutes, 36 seconds
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Drinking Snake Plant, London, UK on 21st March 2021 at midday – by Eleanor McDowall

Recorded using a stereo pair of contact mics. You hear the plant being watered, the moments that follow and the light heartbeat of bass from my flatmate’s room below.
3/21/20211 minute, 5 seconds
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Kill the Bill, Parliament Square, London, UK on 16th March 2021 at 6.52pm

Protest organised by Sisters Uncut outside the Houses of Parliament as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill passes its second reading by 359 votes for to 263 against. The […]
3/17/20211 minute, 19 seconds
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March 4 Justice, Melbourne, Australia on 15th March 2021 – by Michelle Ransom-Hughes

“More than 5000 women and allies gathered at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens on Monday 15th March as part of a national day of demonstrations around Australia demanding action to end gendered violence. […]
3/16/20211 minute, 44 seconds
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Rain and thunder, Boungingi, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1994 – by Louis Sarno

“This recording of thunder and rain was made in Boungingi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 1994, by musicologist Louis Sarno (born in Newark, New Jersey, 1954), who lived in […]
3/10/20215 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dreaming dog, the Wirral, UK on 26th February 2021 – by Caroline Crampton

“At the end of a long lockdown week, my husband, dog and I collapsed on the bed and dozed for a while. Morris, a Clumber spaniel who takes sleep very […]
3/5/202116 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sorting shells, Ilha de Armona, Portugal on 27th February 2021 – by Audrey Gillan

“Ilha de Armona is one of five barrier islands in the Ria Formosa that protect the Eastern Algarve from the full force of the Atlantic. I have been living here […]
3/3/20214 minutes, 8 seconds
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Early evening, Jayuya, Puerto Rico on 18th February 2021 – by Daniel Guillemette

“This was recorded on a farm outside the mountain town of Jayuya in Puerto Rico. It was early evening and the coquí frogs were buzzing.”
3/2/20211 minute, 30 seconds
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Thin ice, Salmon Falls River, on the border between Maine and New Hampshire, USA in February 2021 – by Katie Semro

“Here’s a recording from a few weeks ago. It’s taken on the banks of the Salmon Falls River (a tidal river) which forms the border between Maine and New Hampshire. […]
3/1/202156 seconds
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Lone blackbird at dusk, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia on 22nd December 2019 – by Jaye Kranz

“A lone blackbird singing on the TV aerial, on the roof next door, at dusk. I had no idea they did mash-ups of their own song. Tiny, sonic motifs switched […]
2/22/20212 minutes, 14 seconds
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Night barge on the Rhine, Mainz, Germany in February 2018 – by Neil Verma

“Some barges on the Rhine, recorded around 4:00 in the morning, February 2018. Recorded with a Sony PCM D-100 in XY mode. The photo is from Cologne, but the recording […]
2/19/20218 minutes, 40 seconds
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Winter roost, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK in December 2020 – by Tom Fisher

“Recorded just after dark in a muddy wood, a day after solstice on the outskirts of Halesworth, Suffolk in December 2020. An awe-inspiring spectacle of thousands of corvids, mainly rooks […]
2/18/20214 minutes, 13 seconds
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Waves crashing the frozen shore, Lake Ontario, Wilson, NY, USA on 14th February 2021 – by Sean Johnson

“My wife and I took a ride along Lake Ontario today and I was able to get a short recording of the waves crashing the frozen shore. I would’ve liked to have […]
2/17/20211 minute, 50 seconds
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Goblin Combe, North Somerset, UK on 13th February 2021 – by Mair Bosworth

“We drove a little way out of the city to buy logs and stopped at a nice wood called Goblin Combe for a walk. It was so cold I put […]
2/16/20211 minute, 23 seconds
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Fireplace, West Coast of Ireland on 11th February 2021 – by Nick van der Kolk

“My favorite place in my house, at least sonically, is the fireplace. Its chimney was constructed in such a way as to pull sounds from the outside with both a […]
2/15/20212 minutes, 54 seconds
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Labyrinth Walk, Franciscan Center in Tampa, Florida, USA on 28th January 2021 – by Theresa Collington

“About 60 people all walking/meditating/praying silently through our labyrinth, lit up with the full moon and small tea lights. The path is made of crushed shells so the crunch of […]
2/12/202131 seconds
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Standing in the yard, Lewiston, New York, USA in February 2021 – by Sean Johnson

“A cold and windy day in the yard with my dogs.” www.capturedsound.com
2/11/20214 minutes, 44 seconds
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Primrose Hill, London, UK on Sunday 17th January 2021 – by Serena Braida

“On top of Primrose Hill in Tier 4 London. Two puppies are playing. People move and talk. A saxophone track is played on a boom box. The hill is animated.”
2/10/202146 seconds
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Dawn chorus, Mallacoota, Australia in January 2021 – by Camilla Hannan

“The area was struck by massive bushfires in January 2020. Its starting to grow back in that amazing way that bushland does. There are still swathes of burnt bush, mainly […]
2/9/202110 minutes, 55 seconds
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Snow melt, Pearsall Avenue, Bronx, NY, USA on 5th February 2021 – by Ariana Martinez

“It was such a resonant, hollow sound, I started to hear it even before I reached the street corner. I sometimes forget that there’s this whole underground world of urban infrastructure […]
2/8/20211 minute, 32 seconds
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Enchanted Circus at the Rye Summer Carnival, Rye foreshore, Victoria, Australia on 17th January 2021 at 7:29pm – by Jaye Kranz

“Here is a field recording from me. From what really is a field, a sometime-grass, sometime-dirt, drought-depending foreshore in a small seaside town not far from here. Though one that becomes something else after […]
2/5/20212 minutes, 28 seconds
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25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal in May 2020 – by Fabio Fusillo

“Waves, cars and metro.” 
2/4/20211 minute, 1 second
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Shingle Beach, Newhaven, UK in January 2021 – by Sam Care

“I recorded this one morning last week at high tide, underneath the cliffs on the edge of the Newhaven port, just beyond where ferries to and from France arrive and […]
2/3/20218 minutes, 17 seconds
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River Volga, Russia on 7th July 2020 – by Vladimir Kryuchev

“An outgoing middle-sized passenger liner trying to unmoor at the town of Myshkin on the River Volga.”
2/2/202111 minutes, 49 seconds
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Waking up the neighbours, a dawn chorus in Glenshee, Scotland in June 2019 – by Neil Verma

“A dawn chorus of birds I recorded during Murmurations, a field recording retreat in Scotland in 2019 hosted by Jez Riley French and Chris Watson. Halfway through you hear a […]
2/1/20218 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sunset at Belmont Harbor, Chicago, Illinois, USA on 26th December 2020 – by Claire Tighe

“On the day after Christmas, I spent the afternoon walking along the lakefront in Chicago. As the winter sun went down, I stopped to witness the last hour of daylight […]
1/29/20215 minutes, 30 seconds
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Aquatic insects and plant photosynthesis, River Waveney, UK in May 2020 – by Tom Fisher

“This jungle of activity was recorded with hydrophones dropped into the River Waveney on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, on a very sunny day in May 2020.” www.actionpyramid.com  www.instagram.com/actionpyramid
1/28/20213 minutes, 17 seconds
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Lamp post, Shoreham Port, Sussex, UK on 18th December 2020 – by Simon James

“The tall lamp posts oscillate in the wind on this exposed bit of industrial coast, making the cables inside move rhythmically against the metal.” www.thesimonsound.bandcamp.com
1/27/20214 minutes, 19 seconds
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Early morning, Piddlehinton, Dorset, UK on 20th December 2020 – by Nada Smiljanic

“One morning, during a visit to Dorset, I awoke to the sound of birds outside my window. I hadn’t left the city all year and don’t normally have much greenery […]
1/26/20211 minute, 25 seconds
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Thunderstorm on a summer night, Frisanco, North-Eastern Alps, Italy in 2019 – by Jacopo Furlanetto

“Night thunderstorms can be both unsettling and relaxing, especially when heard from an old and tall stone house surrounded by the woods. Surely, the 11 o’clock bell towers’ voice echoing […]
1/25/202112 minutes, 47 seconds
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First snow of the year, London, UK on 24th January 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

Walking up the best local hill for sledding, the snow still falling.
1/24/20214 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sefton Park at the dawn of a new Lockdown, Liverpool, UK on 5th January 2021 – by Flora Zajicek

“Living in the middle of a concrete, urban environment the news of another lockdown was bleak. I went at dawn on the first day to find stillness and a bit […]
1/22/20216 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thunderstorm, Tbilisi, Georgia on 13th June 2015 – by Amy Ryles

“The thunderstorm that ended in tragedy for the city: lost homes and a washed away zoo that released its animals into the streets (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/08/the-tragedy-of-tbilisi-zoo-what-happened-next-georgian-capital)”  
1/21/20215 minutes
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Downtown Toronto, Canada on 19th January 2021 – by Jess Shane

“Some confused chickadees who think it’s spring for you.” www.jessshane.com
1/20/20211 minute, 43 seconds
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Ngo Dong river near Ninh Binh, through the Tam Coc caves, Vietnam in November 2019 – by Robin Leeburn

“You can climb the hills around the river with spectacular views, storks flying in formation underneath. There’s also a series of pagoda temples embedded in the hills nearby.” www.fairly.media
1/19/20212 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rooftop, Pétion-Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti on 13th January 2021 – by Jacki Huntington

“I stood on my roof overlooking the city this morning.” www.jjaacckkii.com
1/18/202110 minutes, 56 seconds
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Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA on a summer night in 2020 – by Jeff Emtman

“The story I’ve heard (but not been able to confirm) about the naming of the region is that the name comes from French settlers who heard the indigenous people calling […]
1/15/20216 minutes, 17 seconds
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Schoolhouse Beach, Washington Island, Wisconsin, USA in the summer of 2018 – by Neil Verma

“Sound from a limestone beach on Washington Island in Wisconsin. The stones on the shoreline have fallen from nearby cliffs and been polished over hundreds of years. On a windy […]
1/14/20212 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tundra swans at sunset, Madison, Wisconsin, USA on 26th December 2020 – by Craig Eley

“I recorded these tundra swans at sunset on the day after Christmas. Every year, they stop over in Madison, Wisconsin, on their way to the Chesapeake Bay. Usually my family […]
1/13/202114 minutes, 8 seconds
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Inside the log burner, Devoran, Cornwall, UK in January 2021 – by Chris Attaway

“I was prepping a fire in our log burner on a cold, blustery day here in Devoran, Cornwall and the wind whistling through the vents was really creepy! So I […]
1/12/20214 minutes, 13 seconds
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Lilli Pilli beach, New South Wales, Australia in October 2020 – by Olivia Rosenman

“I sat at this beach on a cool spring day with my ten-month-old daughter who makes a couple of cameo gurgles. It’s steady surf sound punctuated by some beautiful birdsong, including […]
1/11/202113 minutes, 48 seconds
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Early morning, Central Park, New York, USA on 6th January 2021 – by Chrystal Genesis

“The only time I can rest my head before bedtime (7.30am)” www.stancepodcast.com
1/8/20211 minute, 37 seconds
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Howling wolves at night, Mafra, Portugal in Autumn 2020 – by Melissa Pons

“Groups of Iberian Wolves in Portugal howl into the nights of Autumn in Mafra, Portugal. In a beautiful mediterranean forest, where other species co-exist, the Wolf easily becomes the center […]
1/7/20214 minutes, 18 seconds
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Lagoon, Venice, Italy in November 2020 – by Marco Rip

“I made a rowboat cruise through the canals of Venice, rowing away into the lagoon, on a quiet November evening. You can hear the sounds of a few motor boats […]
1/6/20215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Storm Bella in the early hours of the morning, North Berwick, Scotland, UK on 27th December 2020 – by Ted White

“I hunkered down in our local harbour in the early hours of the morning. The constant battering of the wind on the sails and masts made some really interesting sounds.” […]
1/5/202115 minutes, 25 seconds
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Winter rain and bells, New York, USA in December 2020 – by Sean Johnson

“I was testing new mics the other day and have a small recording during a unseasonable rain and had a nice surprise.” www.capturedsound.com
1/4/20212 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sunset on the last day of the year, Marshes, London, UK in December 2020 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Two boys dare each other to run across the thin, cracked layer of ice which zigzags over the surface of the marshland. Their joyful shrieks scatter the crows from a […]
12/31/20203 minutes, 4 seconds
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Circular overtones by the railway, Sussex, UK in October 2020 – by Mike Woolley

“This is taken from my garden (a small field), next to the railway line, while a few doors down someone works with a circular saw. I was indoors doing my […]
12/30/202010 minutes, 4 seconds
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Walk in the snow, Milan, Italy on 28th December 2020 – by Jonathan Zenti

“After probably the most turbulent Christmas of my life, this morning I woke up in a neighbourhood of Milan covered in snow. I took a walk toward my studio, leaving […]
12/29/20204 minutes, 57 seconds
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Marigny Church Piano, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on 14th December 2020 – by Alex Lewis

“Against all safety measures and reason, I had to go on a trip to New Orleans last week for a doc project. I did not feel good about it. There […]
12/28/20202 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ojai, California, USA on Christmas morning 2020 – by Tess Morris

“A pandemic Christmas Day morning in Ojai, birds big and small, celery prep chopping, Christmas messages being left on voicemails.”
12/25/20203 minutes, 2 seconds
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Walk through the snow to the water at 3:30pm in Conway, Massachusetts on 22nd December 2020 – by Sara Brooke Curtis and Eligh Moon Frizzell

“A windy tromp to an icy brook through the snowy woods behind my house. The snow was deep enough that it felt like I was walking through sand dunes. When […]
12/24/20206 minutes, 9 seconds
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Field, Cambridge, UK on 12th December 2020 – by Arlie Adlington

“Today I used my rainy Saturday to go to a gen-u-ine field and do you a recording.” www.arlie.me  
12/23/202030 minutes, 12 seconds
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Turkey Farm, South Downs National Park, East Sussex, UK, Christmas 2020 – by Sam Care

“I made this recording in the run up to Christmas in a barn on a turkey farm in the South Downs National Park in East Sussex. The bizarre collective gobble-gobble trill […]
12/22/20203 minutes, 31 seconds
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First big snow, 5pm, New York, USA on 17th December 2020 – by Ariana Martinez

“This recording starts with a distressingly loud helicopter flying overhead but I’ve kept it in because I think it helps to contrast with and accentuate the quiet that comes after.”
12/21/20208 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sunset before the longest night of the year, The Loupin Stanes, Esk Valley, Scotland on 20th December 2020 – by Geoff McQueen

“The Loupin Stanes is a small stone circle that has stood in the Esk Valley in Southern Scotland for around five thousand years. This was recorded binaurally within the circle […]
12/20/20209 minutes, 44 seconds
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‘Cries in the air’, bird calls in the early morning, Berlin, Germany during the lockdown in 2020 – by Christian Lerch

“I am sending you a recording I did during lockdown. It was at a very particular part of the city, where the urban traffic and the few remaining sounds of […]
12/18/20205 minutes
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The Sound of 2020

A slow weave of some of 2020’s Field Recordings in chronological order. Pebble Bay, Nuuk, Greenland in March 2020 by Katalin Laszlo “It’s -20 degrees, and at first I can’t […]
12/14/202054 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ghost train, Peaks Island, Maine, USA in 2020 – by Kristina Loring

“I present to you, the haunting of the Ghost Train! echoing through the thin winter air. I can hear the call of the train travel four miles from Portland across […]
12/11/202050 seconds
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Cooking and distant Christmas piano, Sussex, UK on 1st December 2020 – by Phil Smith

“Leah was chopping brussels sprouts and putting them into a risotto, which is an amazing thing she does around this time of year. I was doing a bad attempt at […]
12/8/20206 minutes, 26 seconds
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Winter Forest, Bala, Ontario on 2nd December 2020 – by Jess Shane

“Spending my quarantine in the woods. The snow mostly makes everything extra quiet, but when the wind blows you can hear the cracking of branches and gentle thuds of boughs […]
12/3/20202 minutes, 37 seconds
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Woods, one hour before, November 2020 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Walking through the woods behind the cemetery, the spiked edges of the holly scratching a thin pattern through my tights.”
12/2/20204 minutes, 15 seconds
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Waves on Kvariati beach, Batumi, Georgia in June 2015 – by Amy Ryles

“A gorgeous, pebbly beach recorded on the morning of a friend’s wedding.” 
12/1/20205 minutes
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Turkeys, North East Syria on 27th November 2020 – by Barny Smith

“Breakfast with a rafter of Turkeys”
11/30/20205 minutes, 1 second
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Lake, Louga région, Senegal on 16th August 2019 – by Sami El-Enany

“A mind-frying congregation of vibrating exoskeletons, birds and mammals celebrating the gifts of rainfall around a newly formed lake in the Louga région of Senegal. These party animals were nowhere to […]
11/26/20204 minutes, 38 seconds
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Binaural recording between twin bridges, New York, USA in early spring 2020 – by Sean Johnson

“This is a binaural recording while I was standing between the North Grand Island Bridges in Grand Island New York.” www.throwbackreviews.com/theaveragerunner
11/25/20201 minute, 31 seconds
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A nightwalk through the first snow of the year before it will melt tomorrow, Roihuvuori water tower, East Helsinki, Finland on 20th November 2020 – by Miia Laine

“I live nearby this really captivating and ominous water tower so walked up the hill there. It sounded surprisingly crunchy because it’s gotten quite icy and I was walking through […]
11/23/20201 minute, 9 seconds
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Davit Gareja, the Georgia desert in June 2015 – by Amy Ryles

“In a courtyard in Davit Gareja, a beautiful cave monastery carved into the foothills of Mount Gareja, bordering Georgia and Azerbaijan.”
11/20/20205 minutes
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Standing in a valley in Fordwells, Oxfordshire, UK surrounded by woodpigeons, planes, and the wind in the trees sometime in the spring 2020 – by Iain Chambers

www.iainchambers.com
11/19/20204 minutes, 23 seconds
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Train passing, River Road and Ward Road crossing, North Tonawanda, NY, USA in 2020 – by Sean Johnson

“I’ve heard this train for months now at my home approximately 7 miles (11.25 km) away and waited 2 hours for it to pass one morning. Being so close was […]
11/13/20203 minutes, 42 seconds
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Crickets and Fountains, Shinjuku Park, Tokyo, Japan in summer 2019 – by Lucy Dearlove

“I stayed one or two nights in this hotel that was directly opposite Shinjuku park. Not a field per se but a pretty standard urban park: fairly landscaped, surrounded by […]
11/12/20201 minute, 2 seconds
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Kittiwakes, Dunbar, Scotland in July 2020 – by Philip Revell

“Recorded towards the end of July 2020, down at the shore near the entrance to Dunbar’s New Harbour. The ruin of Dunbar Castle dominates the harbour and provides a nesting site […]
11/11/20205 minutes, 39 seconds
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Charatas in El Impenetrable, Argentina on 28th August 2019 – by Mariano Pagella

“When the sun rises in El Impenetrable forest, in the Chaco province of Argentina, and the day begins, the charatas (a local bird) start to sing (or maybe caw?), one […]
11/10/20205 minutes, 22 seconds
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Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, USA on 7th November 2020 – by Lu Olkowski

“By the time I got dressed and out of the house, a dance party erupted a few blocks away. People handing out booze on street corners. Two glasses of champagne […]
11/8/20209 minutes, 22 seconds
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At the window, Brooklyn, USA on 7th November 2020 – by Lu Olkowski

“Late Saturday morning (or was it afternoon), I was sitting in my pajamas, still drinking coffee and engaging in general lazing when I heard something outside… Opened the window to […]
11/8/202011 minutes, 4 seconds
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Downtown Chicago, USA on 7th November 2020 – by Miles Kampf-Lassin

Sent via Ariel Mejia twitter.com/MilesKLassin
11/7/20201 minute, 18 seconds
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18th Street Northwest, Adams Morgan, Washington DC, USA on 7th November 2020 – by Adam Taylor

www.twitter.com/mradamtaylor
11/7/20202 minutes, 2 seconds
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The 270-fuelled, electromagnetic energy of Park Place, Brooklyn, USA on 7th November 2020 – by James T. Green

“It’s (finally) a good day in Brooklyn.” www.jamestgreen.com
11/7/20204 minutes, 44 seconds
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Birdsong, Ashtead, UK in Winter 2017 – by Eleanor McDowall

“I recorded this one of the last times you were sick. I’d spent the evening at your house, my bedroom door ajar to listen for you in the night. You […]
11/3/20202 minutes, 20 seconds
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Helmsdale Beach, Sutherland, North East Scotland on 30th August 2019 – by Steve Urquhart

“I recorded these pebbles being carried by the waves, whilst my partner was having a swim (it was FAR too cold for me to get in). We also met this dog. Then […]
10/29/20202 minutes, 19 seconds
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Underneath the Baobab Tree, Sahel, Senegal on 16th August 2019 – by Sami El-Enany

“In the grasslands (Sahel) of Senegal I was making recordings in the brutal midday sun. It was this day that these grasslands had come alive for it had finally rained the […]
10/27/20204 minutes, 37 seconds
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Thunderstorm outside a tent, Cévennes, France in summer 2020 – by Sarah Cuddon

“It was the middle of the night and the thunder woke me. My family slept on peacefully. But I’d never heard thunder like it. It was quite thrilling. Like a […]
10/26/202012 minutes, 27 seconds
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Shoreline, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia on 20th October 2020 – by Michelle Macklem

“We’re emerging from our little lockdown bubbles here in Melbourne, and I was keen to stretch out past the 5km radius I’d been confined to since July. It was good […]
10/21/20205 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fireworks, Bronx, NY, USA on 21st June 2020 – by Ariana Martinez

“This past June, at least in the US, there was a sense that the fireworks going off well into the night, every night, across neighbourhoods in major cities were a […]
10/19/20201 minute, 32 seconds
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Starlings under Brighton Marina, UK, 9th October 2020 – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

“Under the Boardwalk  Down by the sea Hanging out by the Wetherspoons, squawking Some starlings, and me”
10/12/20204 minutes, 1 second
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Lake Pyhäselkä in Joensuu, Finland on 15th August 2020 – by Lauri Liimatta

“One of the last warm and sunny summer days by the lake Pyhäselkä in Joensuu, Finland. Small waves gently crashing on the rocks.”
9/4/20204 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dawn chorus at riverbed, South Africa – by George Vlad

“Riverbeds in south Africa and Botswana are home to incredibly loud and varied soundscapes as the rainy season arrives. The acoustics of these places make them perfect for birds to […]
8/21/20209 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pylon Symphony, Tottenham Marshes, London, UK in Summer 2020 – by Kirsteen McNish

“In lockdown cycling to Tottenham Marshes has afforded me some early morning solitary peace amongst the singing grasses and the quiet boats bobbing upon the canal. As the sun started […]
8/13/20202 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kittens purring, Regent’s Canal, London, UK on 31st July 2020 – by Andrea Rangecroft

“The ducks and geese used to wake me up at dawn but now it’s the kittens. They crawl into bed and find a nook to settle down in until breakfast. […]
8/6/202012 minutes, 55 seconds
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5am, Lough Currane, Kerry, Ireland on 3rd May 2020 – by Brian

“After being repeatedly woken by the birds outside my window at 5 AM, I finally managed to muster the energy to point my recorder out at the dawn chorus before […]
8/5/202051 minutes, 39 seconds
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Late afternoon, field in East Kent, UK on 12th July 2020 – by Laura Barton

“I had driven past this field, close to my home in Kent, many times. Last year it was filled with rapeseed. This year it was wheat. In late April I […]
8/3/20202 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nunhead Cemetery, London, UK at 9.33am on 14th June 2020 – by Alice-Anne Psaltis

“I stand among the graves of Nunhead cemetery. My eyes are fixed on a set of headstones, adorned with draped urns rendered in stone. The partly cloaked objects appear to […]
7/30/20203 minutes, 5 seconds
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Early morning, Hullavington, Wiltshire, England, UK on 7th July 2020 – by Katie Callin

“After a night camping out in the garden, I woke up in the early hours of the morning with the birds. I popped my recorder out the front of the […]
7/24/202011 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marsh at dusk, Southern Quebec, Canada in Spring 2020 – by Geoff Mitchell

“Dusk is one of the most active times for bird and frog calls in this marsh in Quebec, Canada. The large open space invites listening, with birds swooping by and lots […]
7/22/20202 minutes, 28 seconds
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Morning Swim, Belle Isle State Park, Detroit, Michigan, USA on 14th July 2020 – by Zak Rosen

“On the 1,000 acre island, just over one-mile from our home, on the eastside of Detroit, there’s a swimming hole I like to go to as much as I can. […]
7/16/20205 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kaibab Lake, Arizona, USA on 7th April 2020 – by Diane Hope

“This little pocket-handkerchief sized reservoir sits between the main BNSF rail line and Highway 64 just 50 miles south of the Grand Canyon and is a popular recreational spot so […]
7/15/20201 minute, 51 seconds
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Raindrops against the roof of a car, Sergiyev Posad, Russia on 12th December 2017 – by Vladimir Kryuchev

“Sitting in the car, listening to the raindrops beating against the roof. This is a binaural recording.”
7/10/20207 minutes, 37 seconds
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Babbling brook stroll, Devil’s Glen Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada in June 2020 – by Veronica Simmonds

“I sat by this brook for a long time recording its burblings before an older couple walked down the trail, ‘taking pictures of the water are ya?’ the man asked. […]
7/3/20209 minutes, 16 seconds
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Rusava, Czech Republic on 3rd May 2020 – by Tomáš Šenkyřík

“The recording is from the place where I grew up and where I used to listen to the soundscapes since my early childhood. There is a meadow with some old fruit trees, […]
7/1/20201 minute, 27 seconds
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Fallen Tree, Hampstead Heath, London, UK, night-time on 28th June 2020 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Last night we watched a tree fall. A loud crack – before the landscape fell apart. It collapsed in front of the moonlit lake across the path behind us. Branches […]
6/29/202044 seconds
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Rain, Bedroom Window, Brockley, London, UK at 1.30pm on 17th June 2020 – by Liberty Rowley

“I’m on furlough, and stuck indoors by lockdown and the rain.There was thunder and lightning, not much. And then it started to rain. I stood at my bedroom window and […]
6/25/202020 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fawn, Scotland, UK in 2019 – by Mark Stephen

“I’m reasonably knowledgeable about birds but last year I heard something I couldn’t recognise. It was a strange high-pitched squeak. It turned out to be a roe deer kid ( […]
6/23/20202 minutes, 39 seconds
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Babbling brook, Cornwell, West Oxfordshire, UK on New Year’s Day 2020 – by Helen Bostock

“I stumbled across this gently babbling brook on an overcast New Year’s Day walk in the charming village of Cornwell, West Oxfordshire, close to where we live in the Cotswolds. […]
6/19/20205 minutes, 1 second
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Rain Shower, Stoke Newington, London, UK on 17th June 2020 – by Paul Smith

“Opening my back door on a rare wet summer evening in Hackney, to let in the scent of petrichor. ‘A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a […]
6/18/20206 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dawn Chorus, Goblin Coombe, North Somerset, UK in early May – by Nick Wilcox Brown

“Goblin Coombe is a quiet limestone valley, fringed by woodlands and bordering Bristol (International) airport. The airport has expanded dramatically over the last 10 years, meaning that recording opportunities are […]
6/17/202030 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mind Body Results, Black Lives Matter bike protest, riding down Atlantic Avenue, NY, USA on 13th June 2020 – by James T. Green

“Blackness, freedom and cycling feel connected. In a country where we aren’t free, bikes allow us to take at least some of that freedom back, using our minds and bodies […]
6/16/20207 minutes, 49 seconds
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Thunderstorm, Athens, Greece in July 2014 – by Constantin Katsiris

“A thunderstorm recorded in the Pagrati neighbourhood of Athens, Greece in July of 2014. That summer an international group of artists converged to attend the annual Syros Sound Meetings at […]
6/15/20203 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Gillies Allotment, Fareham, UK on Saturday 16th May – by Alan Williams

“A short binaural piece.”
6/12/20201 minute, 43 seconds
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Dinosaur Lake, Crystal Palace, London, UK on 5th April 2020 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“Recorded our walk around Crystal Palace Park in London on Sunday 5th April. We followed social distancing advice and kept at least 2 metres from all other park dwellers, including […]
6/11/202010 minutes, 1 second
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Storm, Wiluna, Western Australia – by Ann Jones

This soundscape was recorded by Ann Jones — host of ABC nature podcast Off Track (https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/) while on the road in Wiluna, Western Australia.  “Wiluna is a town on the […]
6/10/202052 minutes, 15 seconds
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Curfew, Los Angeles, USA on 4th June 2020 – by George Lavender

“The curfew goes into effect at 2’05” on this recording. This is recorded in a neighborhood with a relatively low police presence. The recording includes: fairly constant police and news […]
6/9/20207 minutes
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Someone practicing saxophone down the street, Brooklyn, NY, USA on 5th June 2020 – by James T. Green

“Just wanted to share a clip of my neighbour playing saxophone. I went out to smoke and they were just going to town, loved this humanity…” www.jamestgreen.com
6/8/202048 seconds