Kentucky Cricket Chorus

During a visit to Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky in early October of 2009, I was impressed by the rich and varied insect chorus. Crickets and katydids dominated the nighttime soundscape and I worked hard to find a nice combination of singing crickets, free of the incessant harsh rattles of true katydids. It was a cool night, around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. I began recording the cricket concerto and was thrilled when coyotes sounded off in the … [Read more...]

Trap Pond Revisited

Hello everyone. I'm fresh back from a week-long silent retreat at nearby Light On The Hill. The retreat was led by my good friends Jeff Collins and Gisela Konrad. It was a challenge, involving difficult "heart-centered" work, but I left the retreat refreshed and full of enthusiasm about the coming year. My New Year's resolution is: to post soundscapes nearly every day this month, encouraging whoever is listening to comment. The goal is to … [Read more...]

Trap Pond Soundscape

Hello everyone. I'm back with a new emphasis: Soundscape Recordings. I intend to launch a new series of nature soundscape audio titles within the next few months. Call them CDs if you like, but the primary mode of distribution will be through digital downloads from iTunes, amazonmp3, and similar outlets. I intend to use this blog to discuss various soundscapes and how I feel about them. I will also be creating a special section on our web site … [Read more...]