This album, recorded in 1954, captures the soundscape around us–from calls and whistles to a jump rope rhyme.
Compare the calls, chirps and trills of the chickadee, phoebe, wood thrush, mockingbird, and others all recorded in a Maryland.
Produced by Arthur M. Greenhall and Nicholas Collias, this recording shows the “audible communication” of animals from the Detroit Zoo.
The interspecies music experience of jim Nollman with 300 turkeys, 12 wolves and 20 orcas.
This ambient collage of ocean sounds was recorded along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts at the height of the hi-fi craze.
There are three-quarters of a million known species of insects. In one way or another most of them make noise that contributes to our soundscape.
LP released on Cook Records in 1955 of the ionosphere, the upper atmosphere ionized by solar radiation.
Folkways by Spin Folkways Records was founded by Moe Asch (1905-1986) in 1948 with the novel philosophy of keeping each of its releases publicly available forever. Asch reportedly often joked with a piercing sincerity that “just because the letter J is less popular than the letter S, you don’t take it out of the dictionary.” During the […]
Photograph by Samuel B. Charters; Design by Ronald Clyne
Unscripted, unrehearsed dialogue recorded by Emory Cook.