A Different Nature playlist for 04/22/2013
A DIFFERENT NATURE - EARTH DAY/NIGHT 2013 PLAYLIST --QUESTIONS? CALL THE AIR ROOM (503)231-8187--
7:00 PM Monday 4/22 until 7:00 AM Tuesday 4/23
7 - 10 PM produced by Dr. Zomb:
Dusk at New Hope, PA /// Environments no. 3 LP
into chris watson canopy (spider monkeys)
into morning fanfare sublime frequencies' broken hearted dragonflies cd insect electronica from se asia
into excerpt country stream environments lp
into at dusk (hippos) chris watson
into vatnajokull weather report cd
into peter cusack baikal ice flow split split 1,2,3,4,5
along with chris watson the lapaich
and souls of dead children (kittiwakes)
TURN ALL YOUR RADIOS ON AT MEDIUM TO HIGH VOLUME AND BE ONE WITH THE WORLD"S NATURAL NOISES...
primate world cd track 1 siamung
insect electronica track 2 broken hearted dragonflies cd sublime frequencies (actual insects)
along with ultimate thunderstorm environments 4 lp
chris watson unknown forest
chris watson out of our sight
into dusk in the okefenokeee sswamp environments 6 lp
some other stuff I didn't keep track of...
robert redford wolves
give me a break I'm trying to be one with nature here
oh yeah this is radio...
glistening beach echoes of nature cd
along with # 3 insect electronica sublime frequencies cd
17 year cicadas
into... the 2nd shift...
nature folding over into itself...
10 pm Dr Zomb is leaving the building and now DJ Rolf is at the controls.
10:00 - 10:24 is a collage of different nature sounds taken off Soundsnap.. a lot of a single cricket sound and other stuff that goes in and out of it.. this piece was constructed in mid-April 2013 exclusively for this earth day.. a steady beat of crickets, and a slow buildup of other sounds.. (monkeys, elephants, crows and birds) that dies down again so that the crickets once more are all that can be heard.
10:24 pm - an excerpt from Jon Hartog's "Oregon Landscapes" CD, of great horned owls and a western screech owl. Hartog is a Portland resident who travels around the Pacific Northwest recording natural sounds...
10:26 We start mixing in some bird and cricket noises, as ealry morning creeps early on the owls
10:32 Beginning of a long peice I put together last week from stuff I downloaded from Soundsnap.. I can't remember what is on this, except it's 38 minutes long...
11:10 A short bit of a SilverBacked Jackal, from a CD called "Animals of Africa" onn the Nonesuch Explorer Series, mixed in with..
11:10 the sound of a thunderstorm, from a CD called Thunderstorm from Rykodisc's The Atomsphere Collection..
11:12 threw in some hippos from the Animals of Africa CD
11:15 A another of my recent Soundsnap nature collages, which I did last week for this show... this one has running water as the central motive... and some creature that periodically splashes in it, and of course the omnipresent crickets...
11:31 A mix of Bernie Krause's "Ocean Dreams" and Ruth Happel's "Loons of Echo Pond"
11:33 Let's throw in some elk mating rituals from a Moon Trailway Music CD...
11:41 St Mary's Cacophony gets mixed in .. from a disc called Seabird Island recorded by Lang Elliot..
11:44 Another collage from an earlier Earth Day.. have no idea what's on this, but it sounds like it was one of those let's try to throw as many different nature sounds as one can find... mostly sounds were taken from soundsnap...
11:59 A half hour of more birds and crickets!! Another collage, done last week for this show...
12:29 Chickdee Epilogue.. from John Hartog's An Early Monring Chorus Starring the American Robin, recorded at Murderer's Creek, Grant County, Oregon..
12:33 Another of my recent nature collages from sounds downloaded from the internet.. to take us to near the end of the show....more crickets!!!
12:59 Winds Across the Tundra, another CD from Bernie Krause.. and it's 1 am so I'm going home to listen to the rest of the show...
1:00 am and all's well... and daniel is here til 4:00 am /////
we will now move into a little more free-form, as in: don't expect to see every minute of time chronicled anymore...but we will keep you up to date somewhat on what we're playing, or rather--where we're going. such as--
1:20ish...the Oregon Coast. i'll see if i can give you a trip to our familiar coast, our corner of Planet Earth--
OCEAN DREAMS..from Bernie Krause's Wild Sanctuary series (sans Paul Beaver, of course)
SEABIRD ISLANDS (gulls) by Lang Elliott, from the Nature Sound Adventure Series, vol 3
SONGS OF THE SOUTHERN HUMPBACK WHALES (ok, i know. but we have whales along our coast, so radio takes liberties to create your dream soundtrack...you're asleep now anyway, right?) recorded by Ross Isaacs, on KADO records
OCEAN MIST - recorded at Cape Falcon, OR ...and then BLACK OYSTERCATCHER - recorded at Arch Cape rocks..both recorded by John Hartog --from his bizarrely titled CD "Oregon Soundscapes" (?!)
2:00 am--we move over the Coast Range Mts and jump over to the south fork of the Crooked River--the CD Streamside Morning Light also recorded by John Hartog (this is when you heard our good old familiar "torTEEEto" birds, as my cousins and i used to call them)
2:33 am--we hear this cool thing from NASA: "the Earth singing like a whale" (this was sent to us just now from The Sweetheart of The Valley" in Corvallis, and is unfortunately only about 30 seconds long--if you missed it and want to hear it again, call us in the KBOO studios - 503-231-8187 -- and i'll play it again around 3:00 am) -- this was recorded by 2 Storm Probe satellites investigating the famous Van Allen belts, intense radiation zones that surround the Earth like a doughnut. The Storm Probes, just launched last month, are mapping the density of charged particles. The "whale song" is an audio rendering of radio waves caused by the two Van Allen belts, inner and outer, and captured by the probes. You can't actually hear the audio in space, of course, but the radio waves-- known as "chorus"-- are real. Ham radio operators have been hearing chorus in the background for years, but there's never been a recording this clear until now.
LIKE WE SAID--CALL US AT 503-231-8187 IF YOU WANT US TO PLAY IT AGAIN AT 3:00 AM, OR AGAIN AT 4:00 AM.. for that matter, call us anyway, if you're really still up (we just heard from Deborah in Boston, on her way to the Blue Hills to watch the sun rise over the ocean) and tell us what you think...
anyway. from 2:34 to 3:00 am, we heard from Andy Hosch's MALHEUR -- recorded at the Buena Vista overlook in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, from a series bizarrely titled "Oregon Soundscapes #1" (!?)
still in our corner of the planet--
3:00 am -- tree and field crickets, John Hartog of SE Portland again (By the way: THANK YOU, JOHN! John sent these recordings of his to KBOO just for this special EARTH DAY broadcast. In his words: Recorded in high quality digital stereo with specialized soundscape microphones. Every care was taken to present periods of time without noticeable human-caused noise.")
3:30 - the terrifying sound (well, to me) of 12,000 bees (!!!) at Buckeye Creek Farm, uploaded by Richard Devine three weeks ago. (thanks to Doug Theriault)
3:33 - the otherworldly sounds of the Weddell seals under the water (under the ice) in Antarctica--the seals that, as Werner Herzog put it in his INCREDIBLE film "Encounters At The End Of The World", sound like "Peenk Fuloyd" -- again from Bernie Krause's Wild Sanctuary series, recorded by Douglas Quin. The CD is just called "Antarctica"...beautiful....
3:53 - Dolphin Medley from "Tropical Lagoon" in the "echoes of nature" series on LaserLight
3:58 - from Madagascar, by Douglas Quin (Wild Sanctuary series)
4:00 space again--we hear this cool thing from NASA: "the Earth singing like a whale" (this was sent to us just now from The Sweetheart of The Valley" in Corvallis, and is unfortunately only about 30 seconds long--if you missed it and want to hear it again, call us in the KBOO studios - 503-231-8187 -- and i'll play it again around 3:00 am) -- this was recorded by 2 Storm Probe satellites investigating the famous Van Allen belts, intense radiation zones that surround the Earth like a doughnut. The Storm Probes, just launched last month, are mapping the density of charged particles. The "whale song" is an audio rendering of radio waves caused by the two Van Allen belts, inner and outer, and captured by the probes. You can't actually hear the audio in space, of course, but the radio waves-- known as "chorus"-- are real. Ham radio operators have been hearing chorus in the background for years, but there's never been a recording this clear until now.
4:01 --ANDY HOSCH in the house
In the tenth hour of our program, we hear recordings of Derek Ecklund. (times are approximate) Derek has been a guest on A Different Nature, with his environmental recordings and also his electronic music. Check out Derek's Columbia RiverSoundMap project: http://www.soundmaps.net/columbiariversoundmap/
4:01 - Bees, Portland [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
4:05 - Opal Creek, Oregon [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
4:17 - Om Beach: Gokama, Karnataka, India [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
4:33 - Anenome in tidepool, Arabian Sea, India [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
4:38 - Yalapa Riverside Dusk, Mexico [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
4:42 - Owyhee River, insects, Oregon [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
4:49 - Wind, storm, trees: south jetty, Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
4:55 - Insect warp behind Lagunitas, receeding into jungle (Mexico) [recorded by Derek Ecklund]
In the eleventh hour of our program, we travel south, to the Northern Territory of Australia and Kakadu Billabong, recorded by Les Gilbert in 1987. "It is dawn at a remote and beautiful Nourlangie Creek billabong in Australia's Kakadu National Park ...Unknowingly. nature is about to conspire with modern technology to produce a remarkable recording of an inspiring and precuious environment in all its teeming diversity" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Gilbert
Kakadu Billabong began at 6:12 AM
....and as per listener request, we segued at 5:46 to ocean sounds -specifically, an excerpt from "Ocean Dreams" part of the Wild Sanctuary series, recorded by Bernie Krause along the Big Sur coast of California. This in turn segued (at 5:57) into another excerpt from Derek Ecklund's recording at OM Beach, in Karnataka, India
In the twelfth and final hour of our program, we hear a dawn chorus of birds recorded near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in South-Eastern Oregon. I made this recording in April, 1999 outside the Hotel Diamond, just east of Malheur and north of Steen's Mountain. Dawn at Diamond begins at 6:09 AM
And finally, at 6:57 AM, sounds of downtown Portland begin to encroach into our natural soundscape, returning our senses to urban reality........ thanks for listening.