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Day of Sound

by Jason Reinier Et Al

Natural and urban soundscapes recorded on a single day by 33 recordists on 4 continents
Genre: Avant Garde: Sound Collage
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1. Midnight Traffic and Water, England
1:01 album only
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2. Kitten in the City, Ca
0:55 album only
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3. Frog Chorus, Ca
0:34 album only
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4. Creek and Frog, Ca
1:14 album only
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5. Pre Dawn, Ca
0:41 album only
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6. Squirrel Awakening, Colorado
0:37 album only
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7. Dawn Chorus With Drips, Ca
1:57 album only
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8. Rain and Sleet On Window, Ny
1:32 album only
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9. Wetlands and Bush With Distant Highway, Nz
0:43 album only
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10. Rhythmic Ducks, Ca
1:01 album only
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11. Kea Calling, Na
0:56 album only
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12. Jewel Lake Morning, Ca
1:02 album only
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13. Rain, Ca
0:49 album only
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14. Drain Flow and Dawn Chorus, Ca
1:32 album only
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15. Caged Pigeons and Wild Geese, Ca
1:40 album only
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16. Urban Backyard, Ca
0:59 album only
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17. Hummingbirds in the City, Ca
1:06 album only
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18. Coffee Machine, End of Cycle, Ca
1:03 album only
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19. Swan Preening, Nz
0:30 album only
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20. Fantail and Cicada, Nz
0:26 album only
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21. Rain in Urban Ambience, Ca
1:00 album only
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22. Birds and Bells, England
1:04 album only
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23. Bush Atmosphere With Highway, Nz
0:51 album only
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24. Cicadas With Tui Calling, Nz
0:56 album only
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25. Call of the Knife Grinder, Italy
0:36 album only
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26. Cicadas Get Revved Up, Nz
0:43 album only
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27. Prairie Dogs, Co
1:14 album only
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28. Ducks Discuss the Recordist, Nz
0:49 album only
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29. Walking Through Grass Imitating Deer, Ca
0:13 album only
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30. Tundra Swans, Overcast With Chill Wind, Or
0:42 album only
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31. Wood Pigeon Fly-by, Nz
1:10 album only
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32. Church Bells With Children and Birds, England
0:48 album only
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33. Wind and Falling Snow, Ny
0:43 album only
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34. Tunnel Singer Lee Ellen Shoemaker With Bowl, Ca
1:56 album only
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35. Red-tailed Hawk, Co
0:29 album only
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36. Ice in Moving Water, Co
0:42 album only
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37. Tundra Swans and Geese, Or
0:32 album only
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38. Pvc Pipe At Construction Site, Ca
0:39 album only
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39. Amusement Park With Ghost Train, Germany
1:49 album only
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40. Gongs, Ca
0:43 album only
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41. Drain Through Manhole Cover, Ca
0:39 album only
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42. Walking On a Snowy Road, Va
0:54 album only
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43. Trailside Trickle, Ca
0:52 album only
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44. Street Ambience With Rugby, England
0:57 album only
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45. Sudden Sun On a Cold Afternoon, Germany
0:52 album only
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46. Can I Hear These Sound Pictures Too?, Germany
0:40 album only
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47. Goose, Germany
0:35 album only
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48. Blacksmith Shop, Va
0:26 album only
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49. Children Swinging, Ca
0:37 album only
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50. Late Afternoon At Home, Ca
1:05 album only
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51. Roosters and Traffic, Ca
0:55 album only
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52. Red-winged Blackbird, Ca
1:00 album only
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53. Mystery Scraping, Tn
0:21 album only
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54. Creek As Day Fades, Ca
0:30 album only
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55. River Reflection Off Parabolic Rock, Co
0:50 album only
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56. Blackbirds' Lullaby Near Road, Ca
1:23 album only
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57. Willa in the Bath, Ca
0:39 album only
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58. Reisenrad Ferris Wheel Sandblasting, Germany
0:40 album only
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59. Car Cooling, Frogs and Owls, Ca
0:51 album only
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60. Coal Train, Co
2:12 album only
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61. Dinner At the Pub, Ca
0:33 album only
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62. Ghost Parade in Tunnel, Germany
1:03 album only
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63. Suburban Neighborhood, Ca
0:13 album only
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64. Frog Choir, Ca
1:17 album only
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65. Yacht Club Party, Ca
1:04 album only
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66. Line 708 in the Tram, Germany
1:28 album only
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67. Dock and Boats With Waves, Ca
1:19 album only
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68. Wave Organ, Sweeps and Trickles, Ca
1:17 album only
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69. Wind Harp On Apartment Building, Wa
0:27 album only
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70. Friends On the Tokyo Underground, Japan
0:41 album only
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71. Wave Organ Glubs and Chortles, Ca
1:09 album only
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72. Bells, Rain, and Grandfather Clock, England
0:48 album only
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73. Frogs and Stream, Ca
1:13 album only
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74. Outside a Hip Hop Hall, Pa
0:45 album only
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75. Drums On Sproul Plaza, Ca
2:12 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On a single February day, recordists around the world turned microphones to their everyday surroundings. Jason Reinier, a San Francisco-based sound designer, gathered the results and wove this sonic portrait of "everyday." It stands as a wonderful contrast to the tendency for natural sound CDs to highlight the exotic; it also features some of the most straightforward urban soundscapes put to disc. The ways that Reinier moves easily from "nature" to "society" helps to dispell the false dichotomy between the two. And, thanks to the contraints inherent in turning 24 hours of changing sounds into a 74 minute audio disc, we are given enough of each vignette to begin to appreciate it, yet are moved along at a pace that assures we are not stuck in a soundscape we wish would end. Playful sections featuring a baby in the bath and a coffee-maker bring a chuckle, while cicadas, swans, and hawks bring the wild into the mix. Several tracks share nature as we most often hear it: the rumble of a road in the distance while enjoying wetland birds, a toad calling in consort with the ticking of a cooling-down car engine. Adding an especially engaging touch, there are a few segments which feature people being aurally creative with their surroundings, a tunnel singer and several visits to a wave organ being the most striking.

Shortly after the initial Day of Sound recordings were made, a shorter version of this piece was featured on NPR's All Things Considered, to celebrate Noise Awareness Day. Now, with this full-length version, the Day of Sound crew offer us an opportunity to reflect on and appreciate the diversity and beauty of our daily soundscapes, whether we live in urban, suburban, or rural areas. The generally equal mix of town and "nearby nature" is a delightful reminder to open our ears to the many different sonic treasures we all encounter each and every day.

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