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