Sound Calendar of the Year 2018

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

SCY Project Info Sound Samples Sound Mix Articles

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Date Name Sound Category Location Why Recorded What Happened During Recording Image
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Oct 10 Jin Hi Kim
African Safari Cam
Mpala Research Center, Kenya's Laikipia County Watching and Listening the African Safari Cam  - LIVE

This live cam overlooks the main beach of the watering hole at Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya's Laikipia County. Early morning around 6:50 am in Kenya, birds are lively.

Hurrican Michael
Panama City, Florida Hurricane Michael hit Panama City Beach.

Category 4 Hurricane Michael's shrieking and crashing waves in Panama City, Florida.
The wind pulled up, ripped shingles, mangled cars and twisted street signs were scattered everywhere. A massive tree trunk sat on debris of a building.

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Oct 15 NASA
NASA Water Deluge System
Kennedy Space Center, Fl NASA has released a jaw-dropping video of the moment its deluge system dumps thousands of gallons of water onto Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center.

The space agency is prepping for the maiden voyage of the $8.9 billion Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which will require roughly 450,000 gallons of water during ignition and liftoff to counteract the extreme heat and acoustics. In the incredible footage from this month’s wet flow test, a torrential stream of water can be seen spewing straight up into the air and washing over the complex before dwindling to a trickle in just a matter of seconds.

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Oct 21 Marc Esposito
urban recreational space
Maria Hernandez park in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Sunday afternoon, I was amazed by the shear activity and collective sound of a shared urban recreational space, and how different people, like kids, would experience the same place. The energy there was pretty incredible as new sounds would uniquely emerge and mesh together, like a soccer game, children playing, skateboarders, and conversations between friends. I sat in the center of this park to explore the different dimensions of this soundscape. 

The recording was made more meaningful with an article I read this week about how noise is shaping marginalized communities. Bushwick is a historically marginalized and dangerous community, and this park was named after a community activist who evicted drug dealers from the neighborhood. Now, from my perspective as a newcomer to the community, the area is “cleaned up” and children can be heard playing in this recreational space. I found it humbling how my perspective on the sound/noise of this community - and the perspective of newcomers like me - are actively shaping the space where people have lived for generations. It’s important to recognize that sound is political by respecting shared space and sound, everyone can be heard and honored. Just listening and acknowledging where we are is an important step towards healing harmful inequalities in our society."

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