Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Western Soundscape Archive

Want to get away from it all, right this very minute?

Digital Archivists Jeff Rice and Kenning Arlitsch, of the University of Utah, are recording the disappearing sounds of the West. Their vast, and still growing, audio collection shares an astounding variety of natural soundscapes, including nature's most endangered sound- silence.

Among my many favorite sounds: Arctic ice cracking, and luxurious -and lengthy- recordings of the Pointe Reyes seashore, and the Hoh River in Olympic National Park. Stunning!

Western Soundscape Archive