Sound Calendar of the Year 2018

“Sound Calendar of the Year” (Ecology Sound Calendar) Conceived by Jin Hi Kim

Sound Calendar SCY Project Info Sound Mix Articles

Sound Samples

Bbob Drake: a hydrophone recording from a still-water pond (remnant of the Ohio and Erie Canal) in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, south of Cleveland. It captures the clicking and groaning of rotifers and water insects, and specifically their reaction to the sun coming out from behind a cloud that we normally don't see or hear. 

Old Bamboo Bushes (Solo, Indonesia) are making dramatic and powerful sounds as the wind is blowing and moves the bamboo tubes. The hollow bamboo tube is a natural flute, so the group sound of the bamboo tubes are hunting.

Daan Hendriks: Colobus Chorus at Kibale National Park, Uganda. The colobus in the far distance must have been spooked by something, and their warning calls resonate through the forest as more and more colobus from various locations throughout join in with the chorus.

Daan Hendriks: Elephant Drama at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya, Uganda. These calls come from members of a large elephant herd, consisting of about 25 members. Something must have been stressing them out as they were very vocal - It was the most intense period of vocalising and trumpeting at approximately 10pm. It is not common for elephants to be this vocal for such a prolonged period.

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Eruption - a recording captured small eruptions at night in the forest.

The world's tallest and furthermore powerful Steamboat Geyser is back to alive. It erupted 12 times this year (as of July) in Yellowstone National Park

City Construction at downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut - It captured loud machine noise and the rhythm of working.

NASA released sound of sun shooting. You are hearing vibration of the sun.

Cicada Mania: Periodical 17 years-Cicada Brood VII emerged in Onondaga County, NY in June.

Marc Esposito: There’s something almost alien about these spaces when we realize how people are zooming through the Earth’s crust. In the subway tunnel there is a deficient light bulb releasing a bizarre zapping noise in a cold subway station in deep Brooklyn. I only heard this after missing my subway stop, but was delighted to discover this extraterrestrial-like electronic sound, reminding me of the inherent absurdity of moving through this city.

Harrison Nir: Joshua Tree - At the silent desert as it is hot, I became acutely aware of the sound of my presence. The recording caputed bees of the land in the morning.

Ladrhyn Bexx: Rainforest - Paradise Birds of Raja Ampat, West Papua of Indonesia