I haven’t been blogging lately, but I sure have been busy, primarily in preparation for a MAJOR RECORDING EXPEDITION that will last 5-6 months and begin at the end of February. I will travel to points westward and record soundscapes at dozens of new locations, homing-in on exceptional wild areas in the following regions:
You may be delighted to know that I am making a firm commitment to SHARE THE RESULTS LIKE CRAZY by chiming-in once or twice a week and posting fresh new recordings, videos, photos and stories in several different ways, including:
And that’s not all … I will also post recordings to my forthcoming online SOUNDSCAPE MAP, which will allow you to visually track my travels and access recordings directly from the map! I’ve already produced a Map Prototype and would love to have your feedback. Note that there’s only one sample recording posted (from North Dakota), but I’m curious if the map works for you (displays correctly) and what you think of the idea.
YOU MAY WONDER HOW I INTEND TO PAY FOR MY TRIP. Well, mostly out of my own pocket, but I sure hope that I can get additional support from those of you who benefit from my work. With this in mind, I’ve set up a Patreon Page, where fans can donate small (or large!) amounts of money on a monthly basis, to help keep me exploring and sharing. Please check it out and make a donation if you like what I do and want me to continue in my efforts to share the “Music of Nature” far and wide! Below is my Patreon “video selfie” which I produced earlier today (don’t forget to turn off the featured audio recording before playing the video):
Well, what’ya think? Do I come across as a complete idiot? Or do you think I did a pretty good job of producing the video? It’s really quite difficult to stand there and talk into a lens, without forgetting what you intend to say (in fact, I did forget a time or two).