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The wild geese of New York

Staying in New York for our next sound, a gaggle of wild geese honking on a baseball diamond, sent in from Brooklyn by Samuel Kahler.Geese_on_Baseball_Diamond

Aircraft fly overhead and leaves rustle over the frozen ground.

What direction to take when reimagining such an open sound?

Sound artist Heiko Jay, who recently deconstructed a sound from Liverpool for us, decided to create a form of goose-based sub-bass minimal techno (there’s a phrase I never thought I’d write!), which turns the honks into percussive strikes, sounding almost like stringed instruments, while all the time a low sub builds and growls.

It’s a unique take on the sounds of nature – enjoy!

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