April 3rd, 2015

Short field recordings made with my iPhone in August 2013 while visiting family on one of the many small residential islands located in Beaufort, South Carolina (of Forrest Gump, The Prince of Tides, The Big Chill, and The Great Santini fame for any movie buffs out there).

The loud buzzing is the ear-piercing mating call of the cicada insect, a sound that's hard to escape in the sultry summer months and semi-tropical environment of the South Carolina low country. You can also hear tree frogs and I think maybe some birds too. Unfortunately you can also a little ambient whine of an air conditioner at times and me tip-toeing quietly around on the gravel dirt road... because I didn't realize my iPhone would do such a good job of picking up the sound of my footsteps. :)

I find the sound of cicadas to be hauntingly beautiful.

Feel free to make use of these recordings!
If you do use them in some way in a project, I'd be curious to hear from you...


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