BLOGS AND WEBSITES
Notes on Sound. Nikolay Terentiev’s Northern Russia (Russia)
SOUND TOURS//FIELD RECORDING LAB. Sound walks and field recording studies (Saint Petersburg)
The Binaural Diaries of Ollie Hall. Binaural audio blog (UK)
Chants d’Oiseaux en Bourgogne. The birds of Burgundy. And insects too! Recorded by Gerard Olivier (France)
Fieldsepulchra. Michael Raphael, recordist, sound designer, producer in NY (US)
Hljóðmynd. Hljóðmynd – sound image. By Magnus Bergsson (Iceland)
Free To Use Sounds. Marcerl Gnauk – a traveller with the mic, sound library and podcast creator
inovember. Malmo’s Magnus Natt och Dag recordings, incl. underwater and contact mic recordings (Sweden)
Enquiring Ear. Field recording and found sounds. Suffolk and Ipswich sound maps (UK)
London Sound Survey. An impressive collection of sounds from Ian Rawes (1965-2022) (UK)
Minnesota Soundscapes. Minnesota soundscapes by Curt Olson (US)
Noise Of Norway. Everyday life in sound (Norway)
A Wild Ear. Everyday natural sounds recorded (UK, Malaysia, New Zealand)
The Quiet American. Aaron Ximm, San-Fransisco artist, an inspiration for many. DIY advice, essays, and field recordings (US)
Rock Scallop. Wildlife sounds of Oregon by John Hartog (US)
Seoul Sounds. Seoul audioblog by Steve Morphie (South Korea)
Sonotaphonomy. Chris Whitehead is a sound artist from North East England (UK)
Soundslikenoise. Environmental/experimental soundscapes from NNS Wales (Australia)
Chris Watson. Highly acclaimed nature recordist (UK)
Winnall Moors Soundwalk. Winnall Moors reserve by Sebastiane Hegarty (UK)
• World – Aporee. Ambitious and impressive collaborative map of the world
• Cities and Memory. A global, collaborative sound art and mapping project
• World, Ocean – Listening To the Deep. Underwater sounds transmitted by the seafloor observatories worldwide. By the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
• Nature sound map. A group of professional nature recordists from around the globe have collaborated to develop Nature Soundmap
• Montreal – Montreal Soundmap. From the Canada’s 2nd largest city. Organized by location, time, day of week, recording technique, origin, etc.
• Dun Laoghaire Sound Map
• Sounds of Cork city
• More Seoul sounds, filter options
• Kita Stotele Stotis — Vilnius
Sounds of Visaginas, the eastern Lithuanian town
• Mexican towns
• Wroclaw sound map
• Moscow – Pod Mostom. Moscow’s Luzhniki & Vorobyovy Gory area map
• Barcelona – Sons de Barcelona. Graphic representation of the recordings uploaded to freesound.org
• Cáceres, western Spain
• Enquiring Ear. Field recording and found sounds. Suffolk and Ipswich sound maps (UK)
• London – LSS grid map. Grid-based map of recordings of background atmospheres and incidental noises by London Sound Survey (plus many more)
AUDIO WEBCAMS AND BROADCASTS
Locus Sonus. Live audio from a number of countries from around the world. Run by the Art Schools of Aix en Provence and Nice.
Estonia. The Wildlife Calendar . A decent choice of wildlife webcameras in Estonia’s parks and forests – leaves rustle, bird songs, or even the wild boars munching. (Estonian/Russian/English/Deutsch)
Amsterdam, Netherlands. Canals, tourists and the carillion.
A few cams in Devon
Salty Cottage Cam, Teignmouth.
Brunel Railway sea wall – Cam 1.
Brunel Railway sea wall – Cam 2.
Polzeath, Cornwall. A view across Polzeath Beach over to Pentire.
Dublin, Ireland. Temple Bar, a largely tourist-oriented area.
Buchloe to the west of Munich. Honey Bee Hive. Plenty more wildlife cams at explore.org
Sylt island, Germany. North Sea island. Seagulls, wind and waves – with all the proper sounds to be heard
Prague, Czech Republic. A roaming cam at the roof a tram.
City of Hvar, Hvar island, Croatia. Waves, churches, odd voices.
Hino, Japan. Chuo railway line in Hino, east Tokyo.
Djuma Game Reserve, South Africa. The oldest waterhole cam in Africa and the world. It’s been broadcasting live from this spot since 1998. With some luck you will see big cats… also a lot of impalas (light brown antelope), waterbuck (white circle on rump), nyala (males have yellow legs and females have white stripes on flanks) and many other types of mammals, birds and reptiles.
South African natural reserve wildlife. Multiscreem mode and audio sound walks available.
Cusco, Peru. Live from Cuscos, once the Incas’ capital city. Up in the Andes — spanish speech, city noises, music and even the kitchenware clinkinf from the cafe.
Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, Alaska. Initially set up as a plane-spotting cam, its location is good enough to transmit the sound of birds and human presence.
Puffins at the Seal Island, Seal Island, Maine, USA. Plenty more wildlife cams at explore.org.
Reaper. Great DAW for non-destructive audio editing, inexpensive, versatile and easy to use
Framework Radio. A podcast and radio programme broadcast across the world, focused on a single recordist or featuring a mix from many sources
r/fieldrecording. Reddit page
Freesound. Сollaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Plenty of sounds made by recordists all over the world. Hi-quality wavs are available for download
Soundcloud. A popular place to store and discuss audio
The Ear Room. Sound artists interviewed with a focus on artistic practice
Sonatura. French associaton of nature recordists
Sonic Terrain/ Sonic Field. Collaborative publication devoted to field-recording. News, field reports, tips and more
World Listening Project. Promoting hearing and recording practice through soundwalks, community projects and media
Gruenrekorder. Record label whose extensive catalogues ranges from raw field recordings to sound art (Germany)
TouchRadio. UK-based streaming resource, podcast and label
Impulsive Habitat. Publishing label focused on field recording-based works. Free download under a Creative Commons licence
Wandering Ear. Field recordings from around the world, documented and remixed by a global community of artists. Co-curated by Nathan Larson and Mike Hallenbeck. Free download under a Creative Commons licence
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