One night on Earth

A night on earth: Rainforest, Amazon, Ecuador (-1.076094, -77.612354)

This night was recorded in the middle of the tropical rainforest, in the reserve and biological station of “Jatun Sacha” in amazonia, Ecuador.
the recording starts at the end of the afternoon, with a chorus of birds and insects. We hear the birds playing in the branches of the trees.
Then the crickets rise in intensity, at the same time as the strange call of an exotic bird. Some hypnotic sounds announce the sunset and the begin of the night.
Gently the wind rises as darkness sets in.
The amphibians start singing, their calls resonant and bouncing back into the night.
Then towards the end of the night a little tropical rain gently punctuates the song of frogs.
Dawn arrives at the same time as the singing of the birds that begin to awake.
A cacique and a woodpecker, not far from the microphone, express their joys as the sun rises.
Little by little the rain lower in intensity, leaving room for songs and flies of parakeets, caciques and other birds.

Microphones: MS Sennheiser (MKH 8040-30)

Recorder: Sound Device MixPre 10T


GPS coordinates: -1.076094, -77.612354

25/04/2019

“A Night on Earth” is the sound recording of a night, somewhere on Earth.
The recording is condensed into an one hour editing.

One night on Earth : Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia (11​.​121955​,​-​74​.​113425)

This night was recorded in the middle of the montane tropical forest, inside the “Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta” 

The recording begins in the late afternoon, on a background of cicadas, some amphibians, then a “crested oropendula”, a beautiful bird with yellow tail, already met in Guatemala, who falls backwards to release his very particular sound. 
Parakeets in flight. Cracking branches announce the arrival of howler monkeys for a series of powerful vocalisations. 

The night settles and the cicadas sound louder and louder, then calm down. Birds occupy the space of the night with strange calls. 

In the morning with the monkeys in the distance, the cicadas wake up, as well as the birds. Then after this brief chorus, the cicadas become silent and leave space for toucans and squirrels. 

Microphones : MS Sennheiser (MKH 8040-30) 

Recorder : Sound Device MixPre 10T 

GPS coordinates : 11.121955,-74.113425 

03/19/2019 

One night on Earth : Uaxactun, Maya rainforest, Guatemala (17​.​397155, -89​.​638475)

This night was recorded in the middle of the guatemala rainforest, inside the “Reserva Biosfera Maya” near the mayan ruins and village of Uaxactun : insects, cicada, birds for the begining of the night. Then the howler monkeys start their strange call in the middle of the night. At the end of the recording we can discern the calls of the roosters from the distant village below the ruins. 

Microphones : MS Sennheiser (MKH 8040-30) 

Recorder : Sound Device MixPre 10T 

GPS coordinates : 17.397155, -89.638475 

01/10/2019 

One night on Earth : Agua Verde, Baja California (25​.​525096, -111​.​082168)

“Une nuit sur Terre” (a night on Earth) : This night was recorded in Baja California, Mexico : insects, cicada, gentle waves for the begining of the night. Then with the rising tide, we hear waves pass from left to right, when they enter the lagoon. Then in the middle of the recording, we hear a rooster announce the sunrise. Then, little by little, life awakens: birds, animals from the distant farm. 

Microphones : MS Sennheiser (MKH 8040-30) 

Recorder : Sound Device MixPre 10T 

GPS coordinates : 25.525096, -111.082168 

12/05/2018 

“Une nuit sur Terre” (a night on Earth) is a sound recording of one night, somewhere on the planet Earth. 
This recording is condensed into an one hour track/album.