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Zealandia image by Judi Lapsley Miller

In Zealandia

Let’s take a trip to the charmingly-named Zealandia nature reserve outside Wellington, New Zealand, for this natural soundscape recorded by Richard Watts: “Zealandia is a nature reserve in Wellington – in this field recording, you can hear lots of cicadas and various birds including a Tūī.” City version: Zealandia was


Stay at home! Lockdown in Milan

As part of our #StayHomeSounds project, we’ve been collecting and also reimagining the sounds of the global lockdown – today we’re visiting Milan, Italy at the height of the lockdown in March 2020, with a brand new composition inspired by the “stay at home” messages being broadcast in neighbourhoods across

Night time in a village in Laos

It’s the dead of night in the village of Vanv Vieng, Laos, but there’s still plenty happening in this field recording by Mark Wilden. Crickets chirp, cockerels around the village are crowing, indicating that perhaps we’re coming up towards dawn, and every so often a vehicle rolls in and out

Trump as President and the use of force

With President Trump very much in the global spotlight for all the wrong reasons once again, it feels like a good time to highlight another one of our Trump protests – and one in which the threat of violence looms loud and clear. Tim Kahn recorded this on November 10, 2016

The conference of the birds

Chattering birdsong today from Beihai Park in Beijing, China, as recorded by Mark Wilden. The sound has been given a rather special treatment by Oxford-based artist Richard Watts, who writes: “The inspiration for this piece came from a work by Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar called ‘The conference of the