Field Recordings

Field Recordings

By Field Recordings

A podcast where audio-makers stand silently in fields (or things that could be broadly interpreted as fields).


Wren and cathedral bells, Exeter, England, UK in early April 2024 – by Paul Ridout

“I was in Exeter last weekend and as I walked round the north side of the cathedral this wren was singing louder than the bells.”
20/04/242m 0s

Dawn, Chewton, Victoria, Australia in April 2024 – by Camilla Hannan

“I recorded this while Easter camping the other week at my friend’s place in Chewton, Victoria. Nothing like sleeping in a tent to get you up early! But this was totally worth […]
11/04/2420m 40s

In the path of totality, Limerick Forest, North Grenville, Ontario, Canada on 8th April 2024 – by Laura Nerenberg

“It’s a park with marshes, trails and boardwalks. It was in the path of totality, so we traveled there to witness the total solar eclipse — about 45 minutes from […]
10/04/242m 6s

Singing extractor hood in an easterly wind, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland on Friday 29th March 2024 – by Damian Drohan

“…a singing extractor hood in my mum’s kitchen which makes this deep rumbling tone when the wind catches it from outside the kitchen window. It only happens with an Easterly […]
10/04/241m 8s

Micro Bats, Dularcha Railway Tunnel, Mooloolah, Queensland, Australia on 15th August 2023 – by Glenn Legge

“Micro bat (large footed myotis bat) sounds and voice reflections from inside the disused (since 1932) Dularcha Rail Tunnel, Mooloolah, Queensland, Australia. Audible sounds include: bat sounds, bird sounds, footsteps, […]
10/04/245m 56s

Westminster Palace Clockmaker’s Workshop on 14th November 2023 – by Andrew Strangeway

“The various heritage clocks belonging to parliament are serviced here. The sound of two clock movements on test after repair. Their ticks drift in and out of phase with each […]

Mary Valley Rattler, Gympie Steam Train 967, Queensland, Australia on 22nd November 2023 – by Glenn Legge

“The sounds of a working steam tourist railway as engine 967 winds it’s way from Gympie to Amamoor in the Mary Valley, Queensland, Australia. Sounds include ambiences from inside the […]
28/03/248m 6s

Seashore, Chapadmalal, Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 2023 – by Joaquín Conde

“In August 2023, I participated as an editor in the 2nd “Encuentro Provincial de Bibliotecas Populares” in Chapadmalal, which brings together librarians, independent publishers, and officials from the province’s cultural […]
14/03/2411m 30s

Singing Escalator, Greenwich, London, UK on the morning of 7th March 2024 – by Alan Hall

“When we worked on Monument together in 1993 (the musicalised documentary that launched BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears), my old friend Ian Gardiner was keen to capture what he called a Singing […]
07/03/243m 32s

Summer storm, Vedia, Buenos Aires, Argentina in January 2024 – by Joaquín Conde

“After nearly three consecutive years of drought (caused by La Niña phenomenon in the surface waters of the Pacific and exacerbated by increasing climate change), El Niño brought relief to […]
05/03/2419m 0s

Birds, Northern Manhattan, NY, USA on 3rd February 2024 – by Jon Moskowitz

“This was recorded in a courtyard of a building on Fort Washington Ave., in Northern Manhattan, a few blocks south of Fort Tyron Park and The Cloisters. The birds sound […]
25/02/241m 58s

Heating pipes, Manhattan, New York, USA on 2nd January 2024 – by Jon Moskowitz

“This is the sound of some sort of building heating system that I encountered on a walk on Riverside Drive by Grant’s Tomb in Manhattan. It was a freezing cold […]
21/02/242m 56s

Bow Bells, London, UK at 7.36pm on 17th January 2024 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Bow bells – absolutely going for it – folding off the walls of the buildings surrounding the church. Inside, a brass ensemble is starting to rehearse”
17/01/244m 27s

Capitola, California, USA in December 2023 – by Sara Maino

“Quite noisy rain on the ocean…”
12/01/241m 19s

Loch Lomond, Scotland, UK in April 2023 – by Joe Wilkins

“We’d arrived at our campsite in the evening and pitched our tent just as the A82 was being closed, we didn’t find out why but I decided to take advantage […]
11/01/245m 32s

Storm from the greenhouse, Sheffield, UK in June 2023 – by Joe Wilkins

“Our greenhouse had a few panes of glass missing as a result of recent weather, as another summer storm blew through I set up to record in a dry corner […]
10/01/248m 52s

Boxing Day cacophony, Hampstead Heath Fayre, London, England, UK, 2023 – by Jodie Taylor

“A cacophony of clashing sounds at Hampstead Heath fayre on boxing day. Standing among it felt both assaulting and weirdly hypnotic. Sounds of the fairground organ along with the thumping formless music […]
04/01/241m 57s

Moments after midnight on New Year’s Eve 2023, London, UK – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A party joyfully sings Auld Lang Syne whilst fireworks explode overhead. Recorded using DPA 4060 matched pair.”
01/01/242m 2s

Wind chimes and bells, Provincetown, Massachusetts on the Winter Solstice after the light fades 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“I’d arrived in Provincetown three nights before the solstice, just after a storm had knocked out power to part of the town. Finding my way down a pitch-black Commercial Street, […]
27/12/232m 55s

The Sound of 2023

A slow weave of some of the past year’s Field Recordings, from a church in Vilnius to a floating choir in Copenhagen. Orthodox Christmas service, Catholic Church of St. Johns, […]
19/12/2359m 16s

Radio with Palestine by Soundcamp, streamed from London, Bruxelles and Chania on 11th November 2023 – by Cat Byrne, Nele Möller, Inne Eysermans, Emily Moore and Maria Papadomanolaki

Radio With Palestine is a series of live transmissions. The broadcast on 11 November 2023 included streams from: London (Cat Byrne) Bruxelles (Nele Möller, Inne Eysermans) London (Emily Moore) Chania, […]
16/12/2350m 18s

Santa Lucia kayak parade, Copenhagen, Denmark on 13th December 2023 – by Kara Oehler

“Paddling in the Copenhagen harbor with hundreds of people and looking up at thousands of people lining the shores singing together…”

Chimes outside the monastery, Stanstead Mill Stream, after dark on Sunday 10th December 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“17mph winds rattled these chimes so much that their sound rose up over the noise of the road and the nearby canal. Suspended on top of a tall metal pole, […]
15/12/233m 24s

Frog song, Mount Wilson, New South Wales, Australia in July 2022 – by Alexander Moffatt

“Limnodynastes Peronii, Litoria Verreauxii and a mystery frog one evening near the water tank.”
02/12/2316m 59s

Palestinian Solidarity March, London, UK on 11th November 2023

“On 11th November 2023, hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully through London calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Chanting “ceasefire now” and “stop bombing children”, organisers estimated 800,000 people […]
12/11/232m 40s

Midnight Soundscape, Sedona, Arizona, USA on 5th October 2023 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A strong wind blows across the canyon, rustling trees. The sound of crickets can be heard all around.”
29/10/234m 47s

Metal drum by the sea, Sint-Idesbald, Belgium on the morning of 16th October 2023 – by Sara Maino

“Through this sound, I was trying to find a connection to the historical context of the beach, and to link it with the idea of the distant groan of glaciers.”
18/10/231m 9s

Nighttime chorus by the pool, Westchester, New York, USA on 25th August 2023 – by Jon Moskowitz

“Recorded on a late night in August, up at my brother-in-law’s house in Westchester, north of NYC. Heavy cricket and cicada season, but also on a flight path for a […]
15/10/231m 31s

Argentino Lake shores in front of Spegazzini Glacier, Santa Cruz, Argentina in April 2023 – by Joaquín Conde

“When I went to Los Glaciares National Park in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, I had the chance to leave my recorder by the shore of Argentino Lake for […]
01/10/238m 8s

Summer dusk with birds near Vedia, Buenos Aires province, Argentina in January 2023 – by Joaquín Conde

“I recorded this landscape on a summer afternoon, in a pasture land where a canal and a country road intersect; around 5 kilometers away from the center of town. Over […]
30/09/2314m 4s

Alcudia Beach in the morning, Mallorca, Spain on 18th September 2023 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“We woke up at 6am on our last day in Mallorca to squeeze one final sea swim into the trip. We were the first ones in at the local beach […]
30/09/235m 27s

Gaggles of geese, River Thame, England, UK on 23rd September 2023 – by Paul Ridout

“I was out in the fields by the River Thame yesterday morning and the geese were clearly excited by the amount of water across the meadows and were making a […]
24/09/2310m 40s

Electrical storm, East London, UK on 18th September 2023 at 1am – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A binaural recording of an electrical storm followed by heavy rain from a back garden in East London at 1am” Image credit: The Rebecca Project
18/09/239m 58s

Tywardreath ringing the bells of St Barts, Lostwithiel, UK on 9th August 2023 – by Celia Robbins

“These are the church bells of St Bartholomew in the town of Lostwithiel around 8.30pm on a still evening. The next morning I put my foot in it by congratulating […]
13/09/2312m 32s

Delta del Tigre, Argentina on 4th August 2023 – by Eva Moeraert

“The Tigre Delta is among the world’s largest, and it is one of the only major deltas in the world that does not empty into a sea or ocean. It flows […]
25/08/238m 8s

Demonstration at the Italian Embassy, London, UK on 2nd August 2023 – by Lisa Hack “In January, Italy’s right-wing government ordered state agencies to cease registration of children born to same-sex couples. Now they’ve taken it a step further: a state prosecutor in northern […]
09/08/233m 9s

Competing fireworks, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, New York City, USA on 4th July 2023 – by Jon Moskowitz

“Every 4th of July in my neighborhood, there is an hours-long competition to see which corner can launch the most illegal fireworks. It gets quite intense, and I recorded it […]
06/07/232m 28s

Via Balilla, Rome, Italy on 17th June 2023 – by Cosmin Sandu

“Via Balilla is a small street in Rome where people gather together once a year to celebrate the local community. Back in the days the street was famous for containing […]
02/07/231m 54s

Dawn, stone circle drums at Glastonbury, Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet, UK in June 2023 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“About 20 drummers and hundreds of festival goers gathered around the fire at the centre of the stone circle and played throughout the night.  This recording was made at 4am […]
28/06/231m 55s

Early evening by Lake Michigan, Northport, Michigan, USA on 20th May 2023 – by Roger Amundsen

“at a friend’s cottage on lake michigan. it was early evening & i wanted to capture the sounds of water breaking on the shore, and of our kids playing—singing to […]

Carillon, Sint Janskerk, Gouda, Netherlands in June 2023 – by Paul Ridout

“Here are some Dutch bells from last week.  I was cycling from Amsterdam to Lille and stayed overnight in Gouda where I went to the market square just before 11pm […]
25/06/232m 23s

Mountain goats, Kefalonia, Greece, in June 2023 – by Tash Walker

“I was in Greece last week, on my first full day there I was on an early morning walk when I started to hear this distant sound of bells but […]
19/06/231m 25s

Royal Courts of Justice, London, UK on Saturday 17th June 2023 at 1.30pm

“Thousands of protestors gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice to call for the decriminalisation of abortion. Abortion in England and Wales still falls under criminal law in 2023 – […]
19/06/2318m 2s

Dozing through thunder and rain, Tulse Hill, London, UK on Monday 12th June 2023 – by Matt Faulkner

“I was having an afternoon dose on Monday when the stormy weather rolled in around South London. My room is situated within a block of flats, and the courtyard reflects […]
18/06/2322m 13s

Thunderstorm, Abney Park Cemetery, London, UK on 12th June 2023 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“12.06.2023. Caught in a thunderstorm on a hot London day in Abney Park cemetery. A passer by on her mobile phone remarks ‘not soaked, soaked…'”
16/06/233m 12s

Chair lift to the Wolzenalp, Switzerland, on Saturday 10th June 2023 – by This Wachter

“The history of the Wolzenalp chairlift, in eastern Switzerland, goes back over 50 years. It was built in 1965. The slow journey from the valley to the mountain takes a […]
13/06/238m 54s

Eider ducks in the glacier river lagoon (Jökulsárlón) as rain falls, Vatnajökull National Park, south coast of Iceland on Friday 26th May 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Icebergs break off the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and drift through the water into the Atlantic Ocean, some of them glowing a surreal, bright blue – others vast and blackened like old ships. […]
04/06/234m 17s

The Basilica Cistern around closing time, Istanbul, Turkey on 10th May 2023 – by Ed Coulson

“More than 300 marble columns create a space that could hold 80,000 cubic metres of water.  The space hums with constant reverberations from the slightest sounds.  I stood at the […]
29/05/231m 40s

Bees, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada in August 2022 – by Luke Quinton

“I made this tiny recording of bees in Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. It was August, 2022, peak summer, and the big bees were zooming in […]
20/05/232m 22s

Musical cacophony pouring through the open windows of practice rooms, London, UK on 18th May 2023 – by Eleanor McDowall

“I’ve been walking past this music college on the way to work for nearly fifteen years. Each year, as the weather gets warmer, the musicians open the windows of their […]
18/05/2319m 5s

Jack in the Green procession, Hastings, UK on 1st May 2023 – by Jorge Stride

“I was at the Jack in the Green procession in Hastings Old Town earlier today and managed to get a quick recording of the various players (in wonderful garbs) drifting […]
02/05/231m 23s

Market and funfair, Chesterfield, UK in April 2023 – by Larrie Knights

“At the bustling Chesterfield flea market, I was immersed in the vibrant sounds of a funfair. This popular weekly market is one of the largest in the UK.” Photo: David […]
02/05/231m 58s

Emergency alert system test, Oxford Circus, London, UK, around 2.58pm on 23rd April 2023 – by Anthony Ing

Two minutes before the testing of the emergency alert system. photo: Oxford Circus tube station building, London by Eluveitie
24/04/232m 56s

Woodpeckers in Wandle Park, London, UK on 3rd April – by Andrew Strangeway

“I was waiting to meet a friend and there were at least two woodpeckers in the trees in the park. I couldn’t see them, but I could hear them really […]
23/04/231m 54s

Traditional coffee house, Vienna, Austria in March 2023 – by Lucia Mair

“This is a short snippet of an afternoon in a traditional coffeehouse in Vienna, Austria in March 2023.  Vienna is famous for its coffeehouse history, this coffeehouse being over 100 […]

Pigeon in the cinema, London, UK on 15th April 2023 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“On Saturday 15 April, a pigeon showcased it’s cinephile credentials by joining a packed audience in the BFI Southbank’s biggest auditorium (NFT 1) for a screening of Mervyn LeRoy’s classic […]
19/04/236m 15s

River Thames tidal beach, London, UK on 19th September 2022 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“Made on the tidal beach on the river Thames watching people mudlarking just under Waterloo bridge… trains pulling into Waterloo station above and simultaneously waves lapping below… Towards the end […]
27/03/233m 24s

Cadogan Pier, north bank of the Thames, London, Spring 2023 – by Lucy Wood

“Cadogan Pier, North Bank of the river Thames, beneath Albert Bridge near Chelsea Embankment.  Built in 1841 Cadogan Pier has been Chelsea’s only river transport link for over 150 years […]
21/03/2327m 12s

Outside the Houses of Parliament during the second reading of the bill, Parliament Square, London, UK on 13th March 2023

“Hundreds of people gather to demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament whilst MPs hold the second reading of the ‘Illegal Migration Bill’, a piece of legislation that denies asylum to […]
14/03/231m 31s

Underwater, Førdefjord, north of Bergen, Norway in February 2023 – by Jay Richardson

“Myself and my co-editor (at The Sonification) went to cover a story about a mining company that has permits to start an open pit project in a rural area about […]
09/03/233m 3s

Bacău, Romania at 10am on 27th December 2022 – by Cosmin Sandu

“A soundscape recorded on December 27, 2022 at around 10 a.m. in Bacău. It immortalises ‘Alaiul datinilor’ 56th edition, a special day when people from all over the Moldova region come to […]
09/03/232m 19s

Sounding stairs, Kaunas, Lithuania on 19th January 2023 – by Marta Medvešek

“I was fascinated by these sounding stairs on the entrance / exit of a park in Kaunas, Lithuania. I heard the sound from afar, and thought it was in my head until […]
27/02/231m 52s

Applause after the set – before the encore, Princess Theatre, Brisbane, Australia on 17th October 2022 – by Michelle Ransom-Hughes

“I was way up in a crows nest style ‘box’ at the back of the mezzanine in the Princess Theatre for Aldous Harding’s concert. I recorded the crowd trying to […]
23/02/233m 0s

Last leaves of Autumn, on a road in suburban Pittsburgh, USA, 26th October 2022 – by Dennis Funk

“A really windy night in the days just before Halloween swept what was left from the old silver maple trees in the neighbourhood. As the final few fell to earth, […]
21/02/232m 5s

Department of Education, Westminster, London, UK on 15th February 2023 – by Tash Walker

“I went to Brianna Ghey’s vigil last night outside the Department of Education. It was a very emotional and affecting time, with people standing together holding candles and lighters, whilst […]
16/02/232m 21s

Plymouth nighttime, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, USA on 31st August 2022 – by Jon Moskowitz

“Plymouth Nighttime — Recorded August 31, 2022 in Plymouth, MA. We were staying at a house on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay. At night you could see the lights […]
15/02/231m 45s

Orthodox Christmas service, Catholic Church of St. Johns, Vilnius, Lithuania on 7th January 2023 – by Vaida Pilibaitytė

“On January 7th I went to an unusual Orthodox Christmas service at the Catholic Church of St. Johns in Vilnius where the service was led by a chaplain father Heorhiy Kovalenko visiting […]
08/02/2311m 8s

Thawing ice, Tammisalo canal, Helsinki, Finland on 4th February 2023 – by Miia Laine

“The February full moon had just come up and I was on a stunning Saturday afternoon walk around sunset, the sky was a beautiful red. I stopped by the Tammisalo […]
07/02/233m 37s

Goose night, Eskdalemuir, Scotland, UK on 24th January 2023 – by Geoff McQueen

“It gets really dark in Eskdalemuir. In winter it is sometimes so dark and foggy that you can literally see nothing. Once or twice a winter I step out my […]
31/01/231m 42s

Crows, Vancouver, Canada on 27th January 2023 at 4pm – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

“Walking down the street and a shitload of crows tipped up. #crowzone”
29/01/232m 36s

Tuning the organ, Peterborough Cathedral, UK on 24th October 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“We had walked into Peterborough Cathedral at lunchtime on 24th October 2022 and it took us a while to work out that the sound we were listening to was two […]
15/01/232m 34s

Geese on snow, Springfield Park, London, UK on 16th December 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Geese pad softly over the top of a snowy hill (while I walk heavy-footed behind them).”
29/12/222m 38s

The Sound of 2022

A slow weave of some of the past year’s Field Recordings, from a clock repair shop in January to snow falling in December. Clock repair shop, London, UK on Saturday […]
15/12/2256m 41s

Crunching ice and snow, London, UK in the early morning on 14th December 2022 – by Caspar Salmon

“The snow is not as gleaming and beautiful as on the first day but the CRUNCH underfoot is at its peak!”
14/12/221m 25s

Snow falling on the canal, London, UK, near midnight on Sunday 11th December 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Listening to the snow fall on the surface of the water as I walk home. The white blanket underfoot softening the sound of the city.”
13/12/221m 59s

Bells (church and cow) in the hills of Flüeli-Ranft, Switzerland in the evening of 6th December 2022 – by Charlie Shackleton

“There are three churches within earshot of the spot where this recording was made, in the Swiss village of Flüeli-Ranft, and their bells overlap but do not synchronise. A local […]
08/12/222m 4s

Koliada singers rehearsing for the Christmas season, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Québec, Canada on 30th November 2022 – by Mira Burt-Wintonick

“A traditional Ukrainian Koliada song – traditionally sung house to house, like a Christmas carol.  This group of Montreal Koliada singers rehearsing for the Christmas season was founded by Natalia Telentso […]
05/12/223m 55s

Winter Bees, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, UK in November 2022 – by Julian Higgs

“We keep a beehive, just the one in our back garden in Flitwick, Bedfordshire. we are about as far from any coast that you can get in the country, to my eternal […]
30/11/222m 42s

Woman, life, freedom, Iran solidarity protest in Trafalgar Square, London, UK on 26th November 2022
30/11/223m 59s

Roaring cascades at Cajón del Azul, El Bolsón, Chubut, Argentina in January 2022 – by Joaquín Conde

“After 4 hours of walking in the forest, some friends and I reached Cajón del Azul where the ice-cold waters of Azul River have carved deep into the stone over […]
29/11/2240m 49s

Birds cooing, Berlin, Germany in March 2022 – by Jeff Emtman

“An enclosure with about a dozen captive pigeons in a park who are fluffing their feathers and flying around with sticks.” Recorded for the Here Be Monsters episode 153: Klänge […]
29/11/223m 18s

Westminster Bridge, London, UK on 5th November 2022
05/11/221m 11s

Katydids in the moonlight, Bearsville, New York, USA on 20th August 2022 – by Joe Dobkin

“I was sitting outside listening to the katydids and the moon.”
05/11/222m 37s

Bells on sheep, east of Rome around 7pm on 26th June – by Cosmin Sandu

“I love the randomness they produce and the contrast with the surround and distant car traffic… I recorded it with my zoomh6 – X/Y capsules.”
02/11/221m 13s

Garden next door to a festival, Münster, Germany in October 2022 – by Tristan Konrad

“This one was recorded in my garden in Münster, Germany with a Zoom H1N. 3 times a year there is a huge folk festival called ‘Send’ going on right next […]
24/10/222m 10s

Heavy rain, North West London, UK in October 2022 – by Alex Micu

“I would like to share with you a field recording from my garden in NW London. It features this garden furniture cover and raindrops tap dancing on it during a […]
24/10/221m 1s

Binaural bells, St Pauls Cathedral, London, UK on 19th September 2022 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“St Paul’s cathedral bells ring for the state funeral on 19th September 2022.  A binaural recording made using a matched pair of DPA 4060 microphones. Please use headphones for the […]
21/10/223m 42s

Hogpen Hill Farm, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA on Sunday 16th October 2022 – by Leah Kopperman

“I recorded the attached audio file on Sunday, October 16, at Hogpen Hill Farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Hogpen Hill is a 234-acre tree farm + landscape sculpture park in the mountains […]
20/10/223m 7s

Sukkot celebrations from my window, Brooklyn, New York, USA on 12th October 2022 – by Jess Shane

“I live close to a Chabad-Lubavitch in Brooklyn. Last night, the community was celebrating Sukkot, and I could hear peals of celebration a few blocks away from my bedroom window.” […]
19/10/223m 46s

Dusk chorus, Ewingar, New South Wales, Australia on 16th October 2022 – by Jaye Kranz

“A 300 acre farm in Ewingar NSW. The dusk chorus you can hear from the porch”
17/10/221m 48s

Healcrest Green, Garfield, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on 11th October 2022 – by Andrea Laurion

“I recorded this while reporting a story on an urban farm that’s being turned into a community green space.”
15/10/222m 34s

Muffled Bells, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, UK on 19th September 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“As a republican I probably shouldn’t have enjoyed this as much as I did – the bells in the village church were being rung this morning with muffled clappers so […]
14/10/223m 24s

Night train, Vedia, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina in April 2022 – by Joaquín Conde

“The sound of a distant night train reaches out to us over the barking dogs and the wind chimes at my parents’ house”
14/09/223m 0s

Trafalgar Square, London, UK around 1pm on 10th September 2022
11/09/222m 15s

Midnight waves crashing on Overstrand Beach at high tide, Norfolk, UK on 1st August 2021 – by Joe Harvey Whyte

“Binaural recording using DPA 4060 matched pair & Sound Devices Mix Pre 3ii”
09/09/221m 46s

Shingle Shack, Lydd on Sea, on the edge of Dungeness, UK in 2019 – by Grant Wilkinson

“I was recently given the gift of time and space, to blow at my own discretion, in Lydd on Sea, on the edge of Dungeness. I’ve visited half a dozen […]
25/07/229m 13s

Mid-afternoon by the river, near Uxbridge, London, UK on 19th July 2022 – by Andrea Rangecroft

“When it’s the hottest day ever recorded in the UK (40.2c) and you live in a small metal box, there’s only one thing to do and that’s go to the […]
20/07/2210m 59s

8pm, rural village garden, Suffolk, UK on 19th July 2022 – by Melissa Harrison

“4 mins of a rural village garden, 29.7 degrees at gone 8pm on the day we broke 40, in the UK’s most water-stressed and lowest-rainfall region, featuring a greenfinch, collared […]
19/07/224m 3s

Pondweed bubbles, Raglan Castle moat, Wales, UK in the afternoon on 16th July 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“It was a blazingly hot afternoon and the sunshine on the pondweed in the moat was generating bubbles that were popping all around as I sat in a “Watergate” at […]
19/07/222m 31s

Afternoon rain, wild savanna rainforest on the border between Republic of the Congo and Gabon, 2018 – by George Vlad

“The patches of trees create small shaded havens for wildlife, but they don’t completely obstruct the soundscape as ancient rainforests will do. You can hear birdsong and insect calls from […]
18/07/2212m 44s

Lake swim at sunrise, the morning after midsummer, Groß Köris, Germany in June 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Swam out to watch the sun come up across the water. Bats overhead and roosters crowing in the distance.”
26/06/224m 15s

Parsley frogs at night, Lérouville, Lorraine, France on 5th June 2022 – by Colin Hunter

“The main goal of my trip to Lorraine in the east of France was to record Common Midwife Toads. The location was an old disused quarry just outside Lérouville and […]
17/06/224m 27s

July morning on Perent Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Northern Minnesota, USA in 2021 – by Rob Byers

“Most of the BWCA is only accessible by canoe —no motors are allowed — making it a quiet place. I like this recording because there are so many things happening […]
15/06/2211m 18s

Rain on the sea, Camber Sands, East Sussex, UK on 23rd May 2022 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“Stayed overnight in Camber Sands, East Sussex. Was hoping to go for a morning swim in the sea, but was so cold the best we could manage was paddle in the shallows […]
14/06/224m 13s

Rock jump cove, near Harlyn and Mother Ivy bay, Cornwall, UK in July 2021 – by Tash Walker

“This is the sound of the cove before I swam out to the rock and jumped in, it was completely deserted and about 8am in the morning. I wanted to […]

Church bells fading into birdsong, Berlin, Germany in March 2022 – by Jeff Emtman

“Bells on the weekend coming from the church. They give way eventually to birdsong.” Recorded for the Here Be Monsters episode 153: Klänge from Berlin
07/06/223m 48s

Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA in June 2022 – by JT Green

“I’ve got a new field recording for you. It’s of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. Quite an electric afternoon for being in the middle of the week. I went there […]
06/06/225m 59s

8pm, Herefordshire, UK on 14th May 2022 – by Simon Forster

“Alive with the sound of ducks, ewes & lambs, wood pigeons, a distant lawnmower & surprise appearance from light aircraft passing directly overhead (passing from right to left). Bliss!”
01/06/222m 30s

Industrial area with birds and a working crane, Lempdes, Auvergne, France on 30th May 2022 – by Elena Lazic

“My parents have sold their previous house and now temporarily live in a small apartment within the sort of hangar where the trucks and machines of my dad’s company are […]
31/05/225m 3s

Stream in a forest glade, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK in April 2022 – by Geoff Marsh

“I just sent you a recording from a lovely little glade in the forests above Ambleside, which was covered in bluebells, and loads of pesky bumblebees feeding off them. Also sat […]
11/05/227m 2s

Spring peepers at dusk, Glen Arbor, Northern Michigan, USA on 21st April 2022 – by Roger Amundsen

“Was out for an evening run off Lake Michigan, and i was quite literally stopped mid-stride by this deafening cacophony of spring peepers and the lot.”
02/05/223m 11s

Picaflor Bronceado (Gilded Sapphire) in Mármol, Buenos Aires, Argentina on 8th October 2021 – by María Emilia Pérez

“I walked along Canale Street with Damián, we talked about what life is like in José Mármol while we enjoyed the rich sound and visual landscape, more than anything the […]
30/04/221m 11s

Goats walking on pebbles close to the sea, just beyond Kas, Turkey in April 2022 – by Phoebe McIndoe

“This was part of the Lycean way we did and this recording was made just beyond a town called Kaş. We thought we had reached the middle of nowhere when this […]
29/04/221m 41s

Creaky trees at Rannoch Moor, Scottish Highlands, Scotland on 23rd April 2022 – by Steve Urquhart

“I recorded this at dawn, at the edge of a vast forest on the north-west bank of Loch Laidon on Rannoch Moor, on a dry and bright but blustery Spring […]
27/04/2211m 18s

Dawn Chorus, Forêt du Grand Duc, Mandelieu, France in April 2021 – by Colin Hunter

“Here is a recording I made of the spring dawn chorus in the Tanneron Ridges, about 5km inland from the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. The Forêt Du Grand Duc […]
22/04/228m 55s

In the gloaming, Eskdalemuir, Scotland on 19th April 2022 – by Geoff McQueen

“Lambs and their mothers. Pheasants shouting and roosting. Other, nicer sounding birds, doing their things. The steady sound of the river at the bottom of the valley. An annoying aeroplane. […]
21/04/224m 8s

Ironbark Gorge, Victoria, Australia in the early morning on Sunday 20th February 2022 – by Anouk and Camilla Hannan

“It’s recorded down the coast at a place called Ironbark Gorge early on a sunny Sunday in February this year. Lots of tall eucalypts and tree ferns and sweet tiny finches. Anouk […]
13/04/2211m 56s

Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany in early April 2022 – by Barnaby Nutt

“Put on your headphones to hear a binaural recording of trains arriving at the platform in front of me and the one behind. Hear announcements, people walking by and a couple […]
12/04/224m 48s

Cemetery before the storm, Key West, Florida, USA on the morning of 12th March 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Hours before the storm breaks, watching iguanas sunbathe on the gravestones in the cemetery.”
03/04/222m 33s

South Fork Creek, Pennsylvania, USA on 21st March 2022 – by Sam Clevenger

“The recording is of South Fork Creek in Pennsylvania, which runs through the site of the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The creek used to be the source of a reservoir […]
01/04/222m 30s

Roosters, Southernmost Point, Key West, USA on Monday 14th March 2022 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Hidden amidst the greenery, by the side of a busy beach in Key West – hens, tiny newborn chicks and a couple of roosters shade from the morning sunlight. The […]
20/03/227m 20s

Cotorras, Buenos Aires, Argentina on 11th March 2022 – by Pablo Fisher

“Last summer a group of parakeets, very popular birds in Argentina -species: Myiopsitta monachus, known as monk parakeet in English, cotorras here-, began to nest in the square in front of my house. And what a […]
18/03/221m 19s

Woodpeckers by the water, Buckinghamshire, England, in March 2022 – by Paul Ridout

“Here are some woodpeckers in a stand of trees by the Thame  – it’s 11 minutes, but it’s worth listening for the birds hammering on different instruments.”
10/03/2211m 2s

Birds, morning, Oxford, England on 23rd February 2022 – by Georgia Melodie Hole

“The growing morning birdsong of early spring on the green outskirts of Oxford, England, 23rd February 2022.”
09/03/223m 2s

Black Growler Steam Vent, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA in winter 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“On a recent trip to Yellowstone i spent a few days recording many of the park’s geysers with LOM Uši Pro and Geofón”
27/02/2210m 16s

Five hours walk from the Sheep’s Head peninsula, County Cork, Ireland in February 2022 – by Barnaby Nutt

“I’d been walking for hours. It started off as a fun hike with fine views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in County Cork, Ireland. But 5 hours in, […]
24/02/221m 56s

Fireworks, Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, UK on 5th November 2021 – by Joe Wilkins

“People gather on 5th of November in Meersbrook Park to watch the fireworks over Sheffield. From the top of the park you can see across the city to the hills […]
21/02/225m 33s

Corno do Bico, Paredes de Coura, Portugal on 19th April 2021 at 7pm – by Sofia Saldanha

“This soundscape was recorded at Corno do Bico, a small natural reserve of fauna and flora, located in Paredes de Coura, Portugal. In this recording, made at around 7pm on […]
17/02/225m 0s

Just before dawn, a garden in County Clare, Ireland in February 2022 – by Barnaby Nutt

“Twenty minutes in our garden in County Clare, just before dawn in mid-February, 2022. There are rooks, tits, pigeons, robins, wrens and the star of the show, a blackbird. There’s also […]
12/02/2222m 20s

Birdsong, Co. Cavan, Ireland on 19th November 2021 – by Laura Fitzpatrick

“I recorded this in my garden in the countryside of Co. Cavan using a pair of Rode NT55’s. It was quite a mild day for mid-November and the birds were […]
11/02/2211m 35s

Paten Park, The Gap, Brisbane, Australia, Jagera / Turrbal land on 1st February 2022 – by Michelle Ransom-Hughes

“I made this yesterday, standing with my sister in the park behind our childhood home, 40 years after we moved out. It’s the height of summer in Brisbane, hot and […]
02/02/223m 0s

Clock repair shop, London, UK on Saturday 22nd January 2022 at 11am – by Andrew Strangeway

“I work in a clock shop in London where we service antique and vintage clocks. This is recorded from my bench on a quiet Saturday morning, there are sounds of […]
30/01/222m 25s

Krasnogorskaya square, Sergiyev Posad, Russia on Thursday 6th January 2022 – by Vladimir Kryuchev

“The Orthodox Church in Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7, and this is the day when the most powerful of church bells ring. This one, I believe, is the 72-ton […]
20/01/225m 15s

Dawn, Brynberian, north Pembrokeshire, Wales on 14th January 2021 – by Siddharth Khajuria

“Visiting friends in west Wales. Went for a frosty walk at dawn with their ten-month old puppy Lyra. The river in the distance is Afon Brynberian.”
17/01/226m 4s

Ice storm stomp, sometime around Christmas 2021, Conway, Massachusetts, USA – by Sara Brooke Curtis

“Left the warmth of the wood stove to check out the dusk post ice storm. Icicles dropped from trees, trees dripped with water. Pushed shimmering sheets of ice off of porch railings, […]
14/01/227m 36s

Milky complex geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA on 18th October 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“On a recent trip to Yellowstone i spent a few days recording many of the parks geysers with LOM Uši Pro and Geofón.”
29/12/212m 32s

Foghorn, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada in November 2021 – by Luke Quinton

“I was standing about 20 feet away from the Fort Amherst Foghorn, next to a flagpole, this past November, a day with a wild sea. The foghorn sits near a […]
26/12/213m 56s

The first snow storm of the season, Sergiyev Posad, Russia on 30th November 2021 – by Vladimir Kryuchev

“This is the first snow storm of the season, myriad tiny crystals of ice flying in all directions, and many of those houses will get lost in the snow tomorrow, […]
25/12/218m 44s

Pipe organ practice, St Peter’s Ad Vincula, Coggeshall, Essex on 4th December 2021 – by Ross Sutherland

“I spent most of my childhood living in Coggeshall. It’s a small (very old) town in the Essex countryside. Now that my family has moved away, I haven’t been back […]
24/12/214m 11s

Birdsong and carillon, outside Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago, USA on Sunday 19th December 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

“I’d wanted to hear this sound again for years. On an autumnal day, nearly a decade ago, it had caught me by surprise – reverberating off the surrounding buildings, filling […]
23/12/2111m 26s

Ice cream van funeral procession, New Cross, London, UK on 17th December 2021 – by Lucy Dearlove

“Sometimes I feel like the A road equivalent of a curtain twitcher as I often hear something unexpected happening outside my flat and rush to look out. This sound was […]
17/12/211m 30s

Waves at Cushendun, County Antrim, Northern Ireland after darkness falls in winter 2021 – by Phil Smith

“I had around an hour’s time in Cushendun, a small village just off the Antrim coast road. There was nobody in the streets and the pub was closed. This recording […]
17/12/218m 10s

Rhythms in the rain, Portland, Oregon, USA in Winter 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“It’s a rainy day and i’m messing around outside the house with my hydrophone… popped it in one of the little copper rain basins out front and WOAH! the bass […]
13/12/218m 13s

After the World Cup Final, Paris, France on 15th July 2018 – by Leland Buck

“On July 15, 2018, France beat Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final. Just moments after the game ended the city of Paris erupted in celebration. This short recording was made […]
12/12/211m 7s

At Blackwater Pond, Provincetown, USA on 8th December 2021 in the morning – by Eleanor McDowall

“Beech Forest seems entirely silent until I stand still. I’m at the edge of Blackwater Pond, surrounded by bare winter trees, when I start to hear the wingbeats overhead. Tiny […]
10/12/217m 11s

Skylarks, Buckinghamshire, UK in November 2021 – by Paul Ridout

“I went out at lunchtime hoping to see and hear some of the skylarks that gather in flocks in the fields round here.  There were perhaps 50 or 60 circling […]
08/12/212m 38s

Walking in the snow, Gedimino prospektas, Vilnius, Lithuania in December 2021 – by Inga Janiulytė

“I have a field recording from Vilnius central prospect, Gedimino prospektas, which on the weekend becomes a pedestrian-only street. It was the last weekend, Saturday evening, people are going to see […]
08/12/219m 45s

The Sound of 2021

A slow weave of the past year’s Field Recordings, from sunset on the last day of 2020 to a gathering storm in Iceland at the end of 2021. Sunset on […]
06/12/211h 2m

Molhe Norte do Porto de Abrigo da Nazaré, Portugal on 16th October 2021 at 3.45 pm – by Sofia Saldanha

“Nazaré is an old fishing village, nowadays bustling with tourism. It is also known for its big waves, becoming a world-famous surfing location.  In this binaural recording we hear the […]
02/12/215m 44s

Geroldsauer Waterfall, Black Forest, Germany on 28th November 2021 – by Sam Clements and Louise Owen

“We stopped on a little wooden bridge, passing over a river, whilst hiking through the Black Forest in Germany on Sunday 28 November. Pay close attention just before the 2 minute […]
01/12/213m 42s

Singing gate, Bronkham Hill, Dorset, UK on the winter solstice 2020 – by George Ridgway

“Recorded on a very windy and foggy morning on winter solstice, shortly after sunrise, en route to Bronkham hill. Whilst walking along the ridge, dotted with Burial Mounds and Barrows, […]
29/11/214m 40s

Before the storm, Stykkishólmur, Iceland in late November 2021 – by Ted White

“A recording that I captured in Stykkishólmur, a beautiful tiny fishing village. There was a storm brewing so after dinner I went out and hunkered down in the grass for […]
28/11/2110m 0s

Two prop planes drone over Castle Cary, Somerset, England, UK on 24th November 2021 – by Matthew Faulkner

“I was with some friends on a quiet woodland walk in Castle Cary, when we noticed a drone appear from the soundscape, gradually getting louder and closer. It turned out […]
27/11/213m 5s

Dusk at Lerryn Creek on the Fowey Estuary, Cornwall, UK on 15th November 2021 – by Celia Robbins

“I went downstream of the village at dusk. It was very still, owl and jackdaw conversations echoing around the valley as they roosted. At one point a group of jackdaws […]
26/11/218m 4s

Signs of spring on the prairie, Crete, Illinois, USA on 13th March 2021 – by Dennis Funk

“It’s mid-March and spring is starting to poke it’s ears out on the prairie. It’s hard to believe that a week ago, this was a silent sheet of white snow. […]
25/11/215m 7s

Ghostly White Christmas, Sussex, UK at dusk on 19th November 2021 – by Phil Smith

“I had met Ozzy and his double bass earlier on that day to play some music in the park. There was some kind of tree surgery going on on an industrial […]
24/11/214m 18s

Saxophone and birds, Markfield Park, London, UK on 11th May 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Walking over the same small stretch of ground I’d covered every day during the UK lockdowns, I heard music coming from a small hidden copse beside the railway line. One […]
17/11/211m 46s

Building a giant Christmas tree, Chicago Union Station, Chicago, USA on 13th November 2021 – by Jackson Roach

“Union Station is Chicago’s main regional rail station, and the echoes in the “great hall” are very very long. I guess those huge Christmas trees need metal armatures inside to […]
16/11/215m 46s

Amphibian chorus after the storm, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda at night on 9th November 2013 – by Colin Hunter

“Whilst relaxing one evening at my lodge in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, a sudden storm brought heavy rain and ended days of drought. As soon as the […]
15/11/213m 16s

Hippos at water hole, Tsavo National Park, Kenya in 2020 – by George Vlad

“Hippos spend a lot of time frolicking at water holes in the savanna. Every now and then they will move around or utter a call that sounds a lot like […]
15/11/2116m 10s

Open window, Clapton, London, UK on Easter Sunday 2021 – by Rachel Byrne

“I’ve always had a sort of love affair with windows. The life they let in, the life they let out. I exist by them in the day. A day is […]

Little Black Dots, Crete, Illinois, USA on 13th March 2021 – by Dennis Funk

“I went outside and at one moment found what looked like 100 little black dots making a racket in a tree. I hung out until all but a few were […]
11/11/212m 40s

Doggy Splash, Streatham, London, UK on 6th November 2021 – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

“Doggy Splash is the one day every year dogs can play in the Streatham Common paddling pool in South London before it’s drained for the winter. I have never seen […]
07/11/211m 10s

Tide pool, Oswald West State Park, Arch Cape, Oregon, USA in August 2021 – by Jason Hovatter

“I brought my LOM Geofon and hyrdrophone out to the Oregon coast and spent some time at short sand beach in Oswald West State Park (one of the most beautiful […]
03/11/217m 16s

Rain On a Tin Shed Roof, Sixmilebridge, County Clare, Ireland in October 2021 – by Barnaby Nutt

“We’re at the mercy of the Atlantic ocean and catch all the weather that has gathered between here and America. This means rain, wind and more rain. This was recorded […]
29/10/214m 7s

Kayaking with loons, Adirondack mountains, Upstate New York, USA in August – by Sean Johnson

“I was in the Adirondack mountains paddling my kayak with my recorder and came across a loon and it’s young. The wheezing in the beginning is the young loon breathing. It was […]
26/10/214m 34s

Semi-wild horses in Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK in summer 2021 – by Jake Lee-Savage

“Recorded only recently after the last lockdown ended on a baking hot summer’s day at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, crouching behind the cow parsley with flies buzzing lazily around me. Listening […]
20/10/213m 9s

Alor Setar Bus Station, Kedah, Malaysia on 26th December 2009 – by Colin Hunter

“There are many different private bus companies operating in Malaysia, each offering slightly different routes, destinations, comfort and price. Competition between these companies is high and the right sales technique […]
07/10/213m 6s

Bells at dusk, Southwark Cathedral, London, UK on 6th October 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

“Walking around the cathedral as the light fades, the bells reverberating off the surrounding buildings.”
06/10/215m 21s

Skógafoss, Iceland on 5th October 2021 – by Helen Zaltzman

“Walk up a gravel path to a waterfall via a lot of people taking goofy photos of themselves.”
06/10/213m 54s

Pyrénées forest outside of Aulus-les-Bains, France in May 2019 – by Rob Byers

“Birds and wildlife abound in the mountain forest in the middle of a summer afternoon. Don’t miss the fun visitor in the final seconds!”
29/09/215m 25s

Nightjars at Westleton Heath, Suffolk, UK in July 2019 – by Paul Ridout

“A rare reunion with my brother and sister on the edge of the heath provided a chance to listen to the slightly other-worldly churring of nightjars at around midnight. We only […]
28/09/212m 5s

Harbour, Bildudalur, Icelandic Westfjords, Iceland in late September 2021 – by Martin Zaltz Austwick

“Bildudalur is home to the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum so listen carefully for signs of life deep beneath the waves.”
27/09/211m 4s

Port of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in the early morning of 8th September 2021 – by Sam Clevenger

“I sat for a little while under a tree near the edge of the water, listening to the cicadas and the droning sound of a docked cargo ship. At times […]
15/09/216m 30s

Peel harbour, Isle of Man on 17th June 2021 – by Katie Callin

“I went home to the island for the first time in 15 months in June, and before I saw my family I had to isolate for a bit on my […]
14/09/2110m 3s

Counter-protest at the ‘March for Life’, Parliament Square, London, UK on 4th September 2021 at 1.57pm – by Eleanor McDowall

“Standing with the Abortion Rights protest as the ‘March for Life’ streams round the corner of the square. In the week that that the American Supreme Court voted 5-4 to […]
04/09/211m 24s

Cityscape by night, Berlin, Germany on 28th August 2021 – by Michal Milczarek

“This is the recording I made from my hotel room in the heart of Berlin, Mitte (Brunnenstrasse). Here is an example of how this city sounds at night. It never […]
01/09/2121m 0s

Thunderstorm from apartment balcony, Minneapolis, USA in summer 2020 – by Rob Byers

“A summer thunderstorm quickly rolls in and out of the city. Recorded from a balcony overlooking a small alley.”
31/08/2117m 31s

Ice sizzling as bow wave breaks it, Svalbard, 2020 – by Dickon Bonvik-Stone

“As we moved deeper into the fjord towards the glacier, the sea formed a thin layer of ice, and as the ship surged forward, its bow wave lifted and snapped […]
23/08/211m 0s

Monk Parakeets, Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Spain on 20th September 2019 – by Matthew Faulkner

“I sat down next to a tall tree that was heaving with twittering birds. Turns out they are monk parakeets. The noise sounds like modular synths bubbling away at times, which is […]
20/08/212m 19s

One early morning, South Tangerang, Indonesia in August 2021 – by Arya Adyuta

“In the midst of fighting off the boredom due to the pandemic, waking up early has given me a new strength to get through the day. That early morning, I […]
16/08/215m 12s

Under Tuscan bugs, Prato, Italy in summer 2018 – by Neil Verma

“The sound of bugs in the hills above Prato, Italy, on the hottest day of the summer, 2018. Recorded with a Sony PCM D-100.”
12/08/212m 27s

Inside Kashveti Church, Tbilisi, Georgia in June 2015 – by Amy Ryles

“Stealing a quiet moment in the middle of the city.”
10/08/215m 0s

From a window in Lisbon, Portugal, early evening on 20th June 2021 – by Audrey Gillan

“It’s my last evening in Lisbon. There’s a squat out of the window, over on the next roof – they do wee jam seasons so I just stuck the recorder […]
06/08/2121m 36s

Feral Parrots, Los Angeles, USA on 30th July 2021 – by Jackson Roach

“I’m visiting my parents in LA for the first time in 2 years, and heard this wild sound coming from the tree in their front yard. When I went out […]
03/08/215m 25s

Binaural rain & thunderstorm, North London, 12th July 2021 – by Joe Harvey-Whyte

“A binaural field recording of a thunderstorm experienced from the shelter of a small Spinney in North London on 12th July 2021. The storm caused intense flooding across London. Recorded […]
02/08/2127m 25s

Toad chorus, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA on 25th June 2021 – by Neroli Price

“After an almighty summer thunderstorm in the desert, the toads emerged from their burrows to sing in the mud.”
29/07/213m 51s

Punta Vagno, Genova, Italy in July 2021 – by Jonathan Zenti

“During a G8 meeting in July 2001, outside the golden cage of the city center where the most powerful men in the world gathered to decide the future of the […]
20/07/213m 39s

Walking on gravel, Eastern Alps, Italy in July 2021 – by Jacopo Furlanetto

“An uphill walk on a rocky gravel path on the Eastern Alps usually results in one step ahead and two steps back. The rocks are sometimes the size of a […]
14/07/212m 50s

Swallow nest in an air vent, Saint-Victor-des-Oules, France on 21st June 2021 – by Cicely Fell

“A few weeks ago, my five-year-old daughter spotted two pieces of straw poking through an air vent in our bathroom. She didn’t think much of it until we heard the […]
13/07/213m 16s

Ocean Cave, Traeth Gwyn, Wales on 4th July 2021 – by Ted White

“I wanted to share with you a recent recording I captured whilst on location searching for interesting Ocean Cave and Rock Pool sounds in Wales. I thought this recording in particular […]
12/07/2110m 0s

Death Valley, Mojave Desert, USA on New Year’s Eve 2013 – by Chris Hoff

“This was recorded New Year’s eve of 2013, in the outskirts of Death Valley, near a town called Tecopa. I have never met with such loneliness on terra firma.”
30/06/214m 36s

Harborne Cricket Club, Birmingham, UK on 26th June 2021 – by Harpreet Purewal

“This field is where I spent P.E lessons and sports days as a child, it belongs to Harborne Cricket Club. To my shame, I don’t know anything about cricket. I […]
28/06/212m 6s

Package in Transit, from Bloomington, Indiana, to Beverly Shores, Indiana, USA on 24th May 2021 – by Alex Chambers

“This transit began on Monday, May 24, when the recorder, a Tascam DR-07x, was put in the mail from Bloomington, Indiana, to Beverly Shores, Indiana. The recorder was apparently accidentally […]
17/06/2144m 8s

First light, Walthamstow Marshes, London, UK on 16th June 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

Recorded in the woodlands at the edge of the marshes as the dawn breaks.
16/06/213m 8s

Retreating thunderstorm, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, UK in May 2021 – by Paul Ridout

“An unexpected spring afternoon thunderstorm heading towards the Chilterns, recorded from a first floor window of our house. All the usual features are here: the steady rumble of a passing […]
14/06/213m 37s

Thunderstorm, Langoué baï, Congo Basin in 2018 – by George Vlad

“In the Congo basin rainforest, you can feel a thunderstorm long before it makes contact. Thunder booms in the distance and the insect chorus sounds a bit more tense as […]
28/05/219m 23s

Song Thrush, Cambridgeshire, UK on 4th May 2021 – by Anna Selby

“This was recorded on some farm and conservation land in Cambridgeshire. I have been recording and writing poems outside by this tree and in a nearby rookery through four seasons, […]
26/05/215m 17s

Frozen lake, Northern Michigan, USA in January 2021 – by Rob Byers

“A drop in temperature causes a frozen lake to sing through the winter night. The piece starts underneath the ice, recording laser-like sounds with a hydrophone. At 2:15 it transitions […]
25/05/216m 50s

Early morning in the forest, Kopalino, Poland on 20th May 2021 – by Michal Milczarek

“I recorded this early morning soundtrack during my short holiday in Kopalino – a small village by the Baltic Sea. The birds in the lakeside forest sang along to my […]
24/05/213m 42s

Medical oxygen, end of a day shift, Lewisham Hospital, London, UK on 21st March 2021 – by Jess McArdle

“I’m sending a recording that I took on 21st March after a day shift. I’m standing outside Lewisham hospital near the medical oxygen canisters. I work as a midwife on […]
21/05/211m 8s

Praia Fluvial do Taboão, Paredes de Coura, Portugal at 8am on 19th April 2021 – by Sofia Saldanha

“Praia Fluvial do Taboão is an idyllic setting for a walk by the river and one of the most beautiful landscapes of Northern Portugal. In the summer it holds one of […]
19/05/214m 32s

Common Eastern Froglets, Sunny Corner, New South Wales, Australia in April 2021 – by Jason L’Ecuyer

“It’s autumn in the Blue Mountains in Australia. For many, this is the time to pick mushrooms in the planted pine forests. I was walking through a pine forest in […]
18/05/212m 45s

Morning on the patio, New York, USA at 8.15am on 18th April 2021 – by Sean Johnson

“I recorded this a couple weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday morning while sitting on our patio. Finches, a wren and coffee.”
17/05/214m 8s

Immigration Van Stand-off, Kenmure Street, Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday 13th May 2021 – by Steve Urquhart

“A dawn raid in Glasgow’s Southside led to a day-long stand-off between immigration officials, police and local residents. Throughout the day chants of ‘refugees are welcome here’, ‘the Home Office […]
14/05/2111m 0s

After the rainstorm, Texas, USA at 1.47pm on 29th April 2021 – by Jay Roff-Garcia

“The microphone and I stood in a small field near the geographical centre of the city as a rainstorm abates.”
13/05/2113m 0s

96 Tram Ride from Acland St, St Kilda, to St Kilda Station in Melbourne, Australia on 21st March 2021 – by Lee Davis-Thalbourne

“It was Sunday afternoon, I had to be out to gather some foley for a project, it was wet and miserable, but while I was out I ended up with […]
12/05/219m 50s

Ice thumping against the hull, Svalbard in 2020 – by Dickon Bonvik-Stone

“The ice layer thickened up in some parts of the fjord and as the ship’s bow ploughed through it, the clamour of ice against steel grew louder. Fragments were propelled […]
11/05/211m 0s

Church bells at dusk, Suffolk, UK on 9th April 2021 – by Melissa Harrison and Peter Rogers

“In a sleepy village in rural Suffolk, UK, the church bell rings at dusk to mark the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh earlier in the day. It’s answered […]
10/05/216m 44s

By the lake, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK on 25th March 2021 – by Michael Holmes

“On the edge of the green campus of the University of East Anglia, the Sainsbury Centre is made up of an engineered steel space frame, clad in brilliant white panels […]
28/04/2115m 12s

Common Cranes at Dawn, Lac du Der, France on 10th January 2021 – by Colin Hunter

“At 48 km2, the Lac du Der is the largest artificial lake in Europe, built in 1974 to regulate the river Marne and help protect Paris from flooding. The lake […]
14/04/214m 4s

Spring peepers, Cherokee Marsh, Madison, Wisconsin, USA on 6th April 2021 – by Craig Eley

“This park is a favorite of mine, but I’m often there around midday when the animal life is pretty mellow. I got a tip from a friend that the spring […]
12/04/217m 35s

5am, Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK on Sunday 14th March – by Rob T Stanier

“This was taken on our early morning dog walk, usually its difficult to get a decent recording as our Shar Pei Juno starts whimpering and grumbling as soon as you […]
26/03/212m 17s

Head out of the window while shielding, UK in 2020 – by Rosa Eaton

“I am vulnerable and have been shielding, so I got a text from the government telling me I could open my windows but not put out my bins. After two […]
25/03/215m 2s

Skate park, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia on 8th October 2020 – by Camilla Hannan

“This recording is from my local skate park where my soon-to-be 12 year old son likes to go. During the lockdown we had here, he’d take himself down there most […]
24/03/216m 44s

Calm morning at riverbed, Borneo rainforest in 2020 – by George Vlad

“It’s early morning at a dry riverbed in the Borneo rainforest. The soundscape is thick and piercing but not too busy. Gentle fog drip creates a subtle drawn-out rhythm while […]
23/03/2110m 15s

Dawn kayak on the lake, Adirondack Mountains, NY, USA in August 2020 – by Sean Johnson

“Escaping the pandemic with a slow, foggy paddle.”
22/03/214m 36s

Drinking Snake Plant, London, UK on 21st March 2021 at midday – by Eleanor McDowall

Recorded using a stereo pair of contact mics. You hear the plant being watered, the moments that follow and the light heartbeat of bass from my flatmate’s room below.
21/03/211m 5s

Kill the Bill, Parliament Square, London, UK on 16th March 2021 at 6.52pm

Protest organised by Sisters Uncut outside the Houses of Parliament as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill passes its second reading by 359 votes for to 263 against. The […]
17/03/211m 19s

March 4 Justice, Melbourne, Australia on 15th March 2021 – by Michelle Ransom-Hughes

“More than 5000 women and allies gathered at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens on Monday 15th March as part of a national day of demonstrations around Australia demanding action to end gendered violence. […]
16/03/211m 44s

Rain and thunder, Boungingi, Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1994 – by Louis Sarno

“This recording of thunder and rain was made in Boungingi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 1994, by musicologist Louis Sarno (born in Newark, New Jersey, 1954), who lived in […]
10/03/215m 43s

Dreaming dog, the Wirral, UK on 26th February 2021 – by Caroline Crampton

“At the end of a long lockdown week, my husband, dog and I collapsed on the bed and dozed for a while. Morris, a Clumber spaniel who takes sleep very […]
05/03/2116m 12s

Sorting shells, Ilha de Armona, Portugal on 27th February 2021 – by Audrey Gillan

“Ilha de Armona is one of five barrier islands in the Ria Formosa that protect the Eastern Algarve from the full force of the Atlantic. I have been living here […]
03/03/214m 8s

Early evening, Jayuya, Puerto Rico on 18th February 2021 – by Daniel Guillemette

“This was recorded on a farm outside the mountain town of Jayuya in Puerto Rico. It was early evening and the coquí frogs were buzzing.”
02/03/211m 30s

Thin ice, Salmon Falls River, on the border between Maine and New Hampshire, USA in February 2021 – by Katie Semro

“Here’s a recording from a few weeks ago. It’s taken on the banks of the Salmon Falls River (a tidal river) which forms the border between Maine and New Hampshire. […]

Lone blackbird at dusk, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia on 22nd December 2019 – by Jaye Kranz

“A lone blackbird singing on the TV aerial, on the roof next door, at dusk. I had no idea they did mash-ups of their own song. Tiny, sonic motifs switched […]
22/02/212m 14s

Night barge on the Rhine, Mainz, Germany in February 2018 – by Neil Verma

“Some barges on the Rhine, recorded around 4:00 in the morning, February 2018. Recorded with a Sony PCM D-100 in XY mode. The photo is from Cologne, but the recording […]
19/02/218m 40s

Winter roost, Halesworth, Suffolk, UK in December 2020 – by Tom Fisher

“Recorded just after dark in a muddy wood, a day after solstice on the outskirts of Halesworth, Suffolk in December 2020. An awe-inspiring spectacle of thousands of corvids, mainly rooks […]
18/02/214m 13s

Waves crashing the frozen shore, Lake Ontario, Wilson, NY, USA on 14th February 2021 – by Sean Johnson

“My wife and I took a ride along Lake Ontario today and I was able to get a short recording of the waves crashing the frozen shore. I would’ve liked to have […]
17/02/211m 50s

Goblin Combe, North Somerset, UK on 13th February 2021 – by Mair Bosworth

“We drove a little way out of the city to buy logs and stopped at a nice wood called Goblin Combe for a walk. It was so cold I put […]
16/02/211m 23s

Fireplace, West Coast of Ireland on 11th February 2021 – by Nick van der Kolk

“My favorite place in my house, at least sonically, is the fireplace. Its chimney was constructed in such a way as to pull sounds from the outside with both a […]
15/02/212m 54s

Labyrinth Walk, Franciscan Center in Tampa, Florida, USA on 28th January 2021 – by Theresa Collington

“About 60 people all walking/meditating/praying silently through our labyrinth, lit up with the full moon and small tea lights. The path is made of crushed shells so the crunch of […]

Standing in the yard, Lewiston, New York, USA in February 2021 – by Sean Johnson

“A cold and windy day in the yard with my dogs.”
11/02/214m 44s

Primrose Hill, London, UK on Sunday 17th January 2021 – by Serena Braida

“On top of Primrose Hill in Tier 4 London. Two puppies are playing. People move and talk. A saxophone track is played on a boom box. The hill is animated.”

Dawn chorus, Mallacoota, Australia in January 2021 – by Camilla Hannan

“The area was struck by massive bushfires in January 2020. Its starting to grow back in that amazing way that bushland does. There are still swathes of burnt bush, mainly […]
09/02/2110m 55s

Snow melt, Pearsall Avenue, Bronx, NY, USA on 5th February 2021 – by Ariana Martinez

“It was such a resonant, hollow sound, I started to hear it even before I reached the street corner. I sometimes forget that there’s this whole underground world of urban infrastructure […]
08/02/211m 32s

Enchanted Circus at the Rye Summer Carnival, Rye foreshore, Victoria, Australia on 17th January 2021 at 7:29pm – by Jaye Kranz

“Here is a field recording from me. From what really is a field, a sometime-grass, sometime-dirt, drought-depending foreshore in a small seaside town not far from here. Though one that becomes something else after […]
05/02/212m 28s

Shingle Beach, Newhaven, UK in January 2021 – by Sam Care

“I recorded this one morning last week at high tide, underneath the cliffs on the edge of the Newhaven port, just beyond where ferries to and from France arrive and […]
03/02/218m 17s

River Volga, Russia on 7th July 2020 – by Vladimir Kryuchev

“An outgoing middle-sized passenger liner trying to unmoor at the town of Myshkin on the River Volga.”
02/02/2111m 49s

Waking up the neighbours, a dawn chorus in Glenshee, Scotland in June 2019 – by Neil Verma

“A dawn chorus of birds I recorded during Murmurations, a field recording retreat in Scotland in 2019 hosted by Jez Riley French and Chris Watson. Halfway through you hear a […]
01/02/218m 38s

Sunset at Belmont Harbor, Chicago, Illinois, USA on 26th December 2020 – by Claire Tighe

“On the day after Christmas, I spent the afternoon walking along the lakefront in Chicago. As the winter sun went down, I stopped to witness the last hour of daylight […]
29/01/215m 30s

Aquatic insects and plant photosynthesis, River Waveney, UK in May 2020 – by Tom Fisher

“This jungle of activity was recorded with hydrophones dropped into the River Waveney on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, on a very sunny day in May 2020.”
28/01/213m 17s

Lamp post, Shoreham Port, Sussex, UK on 18th December 2020 – by Simon James

“The tall lamp posts oscillate in the wind on this exposed bit of industrial coast, making the cables inside move rhythmically against the metal.”
27/01/214m 19s

Early morning, Piddlehinton, Dorset, UK on 20th December 2020 – by Nada Smiljanic

“One morning, during a visit to Dorset, I awoke to the sound of birds outside my window. I hadn’t left the city all year and don’t normally have much greenery […]
26/01/211m 25s

Thunderstorm on a summer night, Frisanco, North-Eastern Alps, Italy in 2019 – by Jacopo Furlanetto

“Night thunderstorms can be both unsettling and relaxing, especially when heard from an old and tall stone house surrounded by the woods. Surely, the 11 o’clock bell towers’ voice echoing […]
25/01/2112m 47s

First snow of the year, London, UK on 24th January 2021 – by Eleanor McDowall

Walking up the best local hill for sledding, the snow still falling.
24/01/214m 10s

Sefton Park at the dawn of a new Lockdown, Liverpool, UK on 5th January 2021 – by Flora Zajicek

“Living in the middle of a concrete, urban environment the news of another lockdown was bleak. I went at dawn on the first day to find stillness and a bit […]
22/01/216m 8s

Thunderstorm, Tbilisi, Georgia on 13th June 2015 – by Amy Ryles

“The thunderstorm that ended in tragedy for the city: lost homes and a washed away zoo that released its animals into the streets (”
21/01/215m 0s

Downtown Toronto, Canada on 19th January 2021 – by Jess Shane

“Some confused chickadees who think it’s spring for you.”
20/01/211m 43s
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