Sound Calendar of the Year 2018

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

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Sound Mix #1
by Jin Hi Kim
Audio Editing by Dustin DeMilio

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Please use headphones to listen to the sound. The sound mix starts with Earth singing as recorded by NASA.  Underneath the first introduced is Long Island Sound as the tide change has persuasive rhythms and cycles with repetitive elastic patterns creating an organic form. The motion of water has no boundaries. It is timeless.

The following sound landscapes reveal the land we currently live on. Birds and small creatures in Connecticut Audubon found the sanctuary but humans invented machine noise like a leave blower and airplanes overwhelm the forest chorus. The bomb cyclone on full moon day in CT is spooky and horrifying, which is juxtaposed with devastated Ellicott City Flood in Maryland. The 1000-year historic flood hits Ellicott City twice in 2 years. The intensity of water flow is not so different from the chaotic Bangladeshi rush hour traffic. 

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruptions are powerful and somewhat angry at the same time the local roosters, insects, and birds are singing their songs meanwhile the violent eruptions are continuing near them.  Angry people are fighting in the Syrian war. The restless gun shots and cannon explosions in the battle zone juxtapose with crowds’ exclamation for SpaceX Folcan9 Rocket launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral. When all sounds are ignored there still remains Earth singing.