Reflecting Cau Cau and Parque Urbano el Bosque

Authors: Seddon, A.

Dates: 4 July 2022


This work is composed from three field recordings taken from the urban wetlands of Cau Cau and the Parque Urbano El Bosque, located around the city of Valdivia in Chile. The acoustic environments conveyed by the original recordings are rich in activity and different kinds of wildlife, and whilst it was tempting to re-present these in this work, I felt a small amount of sound transformation might draw attention to features that I found particularly interesting - the pitch inflections of the birds, the drones of the distant traffic, the iterative utterances of the nearby frogs.

The original raw recordings were provided by the Soundlapse research project team, who commissioned this composition. I hope this guided listening journey allows time and space for contemplation.

Source: Manual