Sonic Encounters Podcast 001 – And What Do The Trees Hear When the Wind Blows?

This song is an ambient sonic journey starting with natural sounds which morph into the hidden inner world of trees and back again. The piece starts off with a 120 degree stereo field recording of wind blowing through aspen trees and surrounding trees in Louisville, Colorado just outside of Boulder.

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Production Notes

ALL sounds in the other 8 tracks of the recording use the original 30 seconds of audio from the trees as source audio. To create the inner-world sonic soundscape I used a variety of techniques from processing the sound with effects through re-synthesizing the harmonic content of the trees to make new playable virtual instruments that allowed me to compose subtle pitched drones.
Field Recording
  • Date & Time: April 27, 2012
  • Location: Louisville, CO
  • Recorder: Zoom H2
  • Format:  44.1kHz/24bit 120 degree stereo

Instrumentation

  • Ableton Live
  • Native Instruments Absynth
  • Rob Papen Predator

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  1. I love the sound of the wind through aspen leaves and it seems that you’ve enhanced my experience of a quiet moment in the Rockies. Beautiful, Mark.

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