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One Night on Earth : Tropical Thunderstorm, Cocora Valley, Colombia (4​.​592488, -75​.​524440)

This stormy night was recorded in the national park of the Coroca region (Colombia), and more precisely in an isolated valley, adjacent to the famous Cocora valley (very touristy).
After hours of winding tracks under the storm, we established a bivouac, alone in the middle of the montane tropical forest. This forest is very atypical, because we are here at 3000m above sea level. The vegetation is very strange, like these giant palm trees, called wax palm (Ceroxylon quindiuense).

The night begins with the calls of the amphibians who respond to the drops of water from a light rain. In the distance the thunder rumbles crescendo.
The rain intensifies, always with the rhythm of the frogs and thunderbolts.
Then the storm subsides and gives way to a concerto of frogs and night birds.

The sound recording ends in the middle of the night, the sound of amphibians has subsided. In the background we hear the storm go away.

This recording is shorter than usual, because it was technically hard to make and require more editing than usual. Rainfall recordings are never easy, but I hope you enjoy it.

Microphones: MS Sennheiser (MKH 8040-30)

Recorder: Sound Device MixPre 10T


GPS coordinates: 4.592488, -75.524440

05/04/2019

Phonography : Perito Moreno Glacier (-50.468155, -73.033698)

Phonography : Day at the Perito Moreno Glacier (Argentina). Ice collapse and multiple ice chunks falling into the water. An Iceberg is born.

It was quite hard to record, because of the tourist attendance. But after dark some records were good.

I did a quick editing of three moments when the ice collapsed.

Recorded at the Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia – Argentina

GPS coordinates : -50.468155, -73.033698

Recorder : Sound Devices MixPre 10T
Microphones : MS Sennheiser 8040-30

08/25/19

Phonography : Cerro Torre Glacier – Patagonia – Argentina (-49.316490, -73.005223)

Phonography : Day on the Torre Glacier moraine, below Cerro Torre (Argentina). Multiple snow avalanches in the distance, and continuous rock fall due to the daily warming.

Recorded at the Torre Glacier, Patagonia – Argentina

GPS coordinates : -49.316490, -73.005223

Recorder : Sound Devices MixPre 10T
Microphones : MS Sennheiser 8040-30

08/19/19

Offroad track : South of Patagonia – Argentina – Chile

2000 km between Cochrane (Chile) and Punta Arenas (Chile) via El Chalten (Argentina), Perito Moreno Glacier (Argentina), and Torres Del Paine (Chile)

The video show a selection of dirt roads through two National Park an also standard “official” road : Patagonia NP, Torres Del Paine NP.

08/19/19

more information about this project : www.phonography.world

music by : “The Cheatcode” full album free to download here :

www.dataglitch.org

Offroad Track : North of Patagonia – Argentina – Chile

1500 km between San Martin de los Andes (Argentina) and Cochrane (Chile) via the “Carretera Austral” and Chaiten city (Chile)

The road is a mix between asphalt and dirt/mud track and go on the famous “Carretera Austral” road.

We take two month to reach Cochrane.

We were exploring this area with our vw T5 4motion.

July-August 2019

music by : “The Cheatcode” full album free to download here :

www.dataglitch.org

Phonography : Black faced Ibis, Tierra del Fuego – Argentina (-53.687026,-67.845930)

Phonography : Black-faced ibis colony nesting in a cliff. We can listen the sound of multiple Ibis and also small rocks, pebbles, falling off the cliff.

Recorded along the Atlantic coast of the Tierra del Fuego – Argentina

GPS coordinates : -53.687026,-67.845930

Recorder : Sound Devices MixPre 10T
Microphones : MS Sennheiser 8040-30

09/02/19

Offroad Track : Ruta de las Laguna – Bolivia

500 km offroad track between Uyuni (Bolivia) and San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) through the “Ruta de las Lagunas”

The road is at an average of 4400 m above the sea level, and some pass around 5000 m.

The outside temperature at night was -16 ° C, and there is constant strong wind through this high altitude desert.

We spend 5 days on this region to reach the Chilean Border.

We were exploring this area with our vw T5 4motion.

06/26/19

music by : “The Cheatcode” full album free to download here :  www.dataglitch.org

AMBISONIC OVERVIEW: CANADA

Our new sound library is out on : asoundeffect.com :

Ambisonic Overview: CANADA

We traveled across Canada, from the east coast to the west coast, and from the north to the Southern American border to capture the spirit of this fantastic country and its wild landscapes:
infinite forest and boreal forest, huge lakes, mountain rivers, torrents, ocean, plains, alpine tundra, mountain ranges, caves, and also city environments.

Over the course of 3 months we captured quiet soundscapes from gigantic boreal forests only populated by birds and squirrels. We went to the end of the north road, to the edge of the Saint James Bay, where the ice winds of the Arctic met the tundra and the end of the boreal forest.
We discovered many lakes and rivers that characterize this wild country. We crossed the gigantic plains of Manitoba to join the Rocky Mountains and the British Colombia.

Facing this wilderness, we did not forget the cities and its humans: In Montreal and Ottawa we captured many atmospheres: markets, urban parks, streets and pedestrian areas.

-> We went record in these locations: Nova Scotia, Montreal, Ottawa, Tadoussac, Bois Robert, Bay James, Ruppert river, Harricana river, Temiscaming forest, Chapleau Faunetic Reserve, Ontario Forest, Manitoba’s prairies, Northern Rocky Mountains, Salmon Glacier, Lynn canyon, Callaghan lake, Jasper.
-> All GPS coordinate are include in the sound sheet.

-The sound bank contains 68 sound takes (total duration: 329 minutes), recorded in 24/96 kHz and split into 272 files