The Music of Nature Blog
Hi Friends! Welcome to my Music of Nature blog, an ever-growing collection of free online articles, place-based celebrations, audio postcards, photo and video studies, musings and more … all created in celebration of the voices of the natural world.
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Autumn Trek Podcast
Join Lang on an autumn nature recording expedition to Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky, where you will enjoy the howls and yips of coyotes, the hoots of and screams of barred owls, and much more.
Nature Sounds for Relaxation
This playlist features spacious, ambient binaural 3D nature recordings carefully chosen for relaxation, meditation and stress relief. Please listen using headphones or earbuds.
Southward Bound 2019
Now that spring has come to upstate New York, I’ve decided to drive south toward heat and mosquitoes. Go figure … sometimes I do just the opposite of what a “normal” person would do …
Spring Is Here!
Last Thursday, we had a brief warm and rainy spell. Although way too early in the season for amphibian activity here in upstate New York, I decided to visit a local natural area just in case a wayward Jefferson Salamander was on the move …
Ever come across a salamander when you’re out for a walk in the snow? I would be surprised if you have, so you’re sure to impressed by this wonderful video featuring a Jefferson Salamander crossing a snow patch during its early spring migration from the forest to the breeding pond …
Behind the Scenes
Hi All! As you’re already aware (at least I think), I just published my new mobile application, Pure Nature – 3D soundscapes, which features a large selection of immersive 3D binaural soundscapes that are suitable for relaxation and personal enjoyment …
Yasuni Soundscapes – Binaural Podcast
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just published Yasuni Soundscapes, a fully-binaural, 30-minute narrated podcast featuring 23 recordings I made in early November in Ecuador’s lowland Amazon rainforest.
I’m fresh back from the Ecuador rainforest and excited to share soundscapes I recorded at the wonderful Sani Lodge, located along the Napo River about 50 miles downriver from Coca, Ecuador.
Guess what? I’m heading to Ecuador in a few days to spend a week at Sani Lodge, situated in lowland rainforest along the Rio Napo in Yasuni National Park. I’ll be gathering binaural ambience recordings for a movie about rainforest birds …
Spring Delights 2018 – Binaural Podcast
Spring Delights 2018 is a 24-minute podcast featuring immersive 3D binaural recordings I gathered this year during the height of spring. Don your headphones and join me on this incredible journey.
Delayed Spring – April 24-May 1, 2018
It is early May and the great warbler migration is upon us here in upstate New York. Although the weather has not been the greatest, I managed to gather recordings on four different days and put together Delayed Spring, a new binaural 3D podcast …
Backyard Bird Walk – Earth Day 2018
Listen now to an impromptu podcast where I share recordings of 26 species made in my own backyard on the morning of April 22, 2018. You’ll be delighted … such a wonderful celebration of the sounds of nature!
Braving the elements on a frigid night in late February, I captured one of my favorite elemental soundscapes … cold, blustery waves of wind blowing powerfully through pines and spruces …
Thoughts of Spring
Spring is just around the corner here in upstate New York. Jefferson Salamanders migrated less than a week ago, the woodpeckers are drumming like crazy, and I heard a cardinal singing in my yard this very morning. How exciting … such a delicious taste of things to come!
Light rain falls upon an overgrown meadow shortly after sunrise. Rivulets wind across the clearing, draining away excess water from the receding storm. The sun, peeping through the clouds, throws a broad beam of light across the clearing as birds burst into song in excited anticipation of the coming day.