Greetings everyone! I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just published Yasuni Soundscapes, a fully-binaural, 30-minute narrated “3D binaural” podcast featuring 23 recordings I made in early November at Sani Lodge, in the Yasuni National Park region of Ecuador’s lowland Amazon rainforest. For a realistic surround sound experience, please listen using headphones!

In this immersive nature sound experience, I share my Amazon rainforest recording adventure, condensing nearly six days of field work into a reconstruction of a typical day of observing and listening. The soundscapes that are featured can indeed be experienced in a day. Not so with recording … it’s far easier to listen than to actually capture the soundscapes. I worked very hard, day and night, for my entire stay. I’m quite happy with the results, but I sure wish I could have extended my trip another week or two, so that I could sink more deeply into the spectacular Yasuni rainforest environment.

As an aside, the guides at Sani Lodge, all indigenous, were terrific. Not only did they know the sounds of virtually everything, they were also wonderful imitators, quite often singing back to the birds, for the sheer joy of it. I was humbled by the depth of their connection to their surroundings. Javier Hualinga, who was in charge of overseeing our stay, was of considerable help … he listened to my recordings and identified the main singers! Without his help, it would have taken me weeks to figure it all out.

Please let me know what you think of my podcast! And for more information about my trip, please check out my previous Ecuador or Bust blog post.

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