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2012-10-18 11:24:29

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAX Atria, a new Meeting and Exhibition facility in Singapore features a Soundscape produced by Resort Music. Ray Kelley, President of Resort Music, based in Palm Springs (California), produced compositions for the first building in Singapore to attain the Building and Construction Authority's "Green Mark Platinum Award." This Singapore-specific award represents green initiatives: natural light complements tropical...

2012-10-08 19:20:03

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Early on the morning of September 27, one of our beautiful XOJET Challenger 300 private jets arrived at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, for the VIP Opening Preview of Art Platform-Los Angeles. But we weren't there to pick up passengers. We were part of the show itself! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121008/CG88669) As part of our sponsorship of the show, XOJET commissioned visual/sound artist Steve Roden...

2012-05-17 23:01:02

A new contest from The Hearing and Speech Agency will award five winners with an opportunity to be part of a new album in celebration of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 The Baltimore Soundscape Project has partnered with a group of local musicians and is inviting the entire city to participate in MOBTOWNmoon, a re-creation of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, recorded by Baltimore-based musicians. Sounds can be submitted between May 15 and June...

Image 1 - Studying Nature's Rhythms: Soundscape Ecologists Spawn New Field
2012-02-08 04:46:59

Listen to biophony, geophony, anthrophony: the 'music' of Planet Earth Geophony. Biophony. Anthrophony. Unfamiliar words. But they shouldn't be. We're surrounded by them morning, noon and night, say ecologist Bryan Pijanowski of Purdue University and colleagues. The evening "singing" of frogs. Burbling brooks, breaking waves and the whistling wind. Planes, trains and automobiles. Biophony is the music created by organisms like frogs and birds; geophony, the composition of...

2012-01-26 13:30:57

University of Massachusetts Amherst fish biologists have published one of the first studies of deep-sea fish sounds in more than 50 years, collected from the sea floor about 2,237 feet (682 meters) below the North Atlantic. With recording technology now more affordable, Rodney Rountree, Francis Juanes and colleagues are exploring the idea that many fish make sounds to communicate with each other, especially those that live in the perpetual dark of the deep ocean. Though little is known at...

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2011-03-02 11:32:43

By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with the importance of natural sounds. Soundscape ecology, as it's being called, will focus on what sounds can tell people about an area. Bryan Pijanowski, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources and lead author of a paper outlining the field...

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2008-10-06 10:45:00

Rattlesnakes are not the friendliest creatures. Ordinarily, they are best left alone instead of being snuck up on. However, when it is your job to record the sounds of Western animals, you do not have the luxury of avoiding them. "You get yourself in some strange situations," says Jeff Rice, a University of Utah research librarian who is working to produce the first complete free archive of natural sounds in the West for the public. Rice was sitting in the hills above Utah, aiming his...