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Bamboo Forest Wind - nature soundscape -

Bamboo Forest Wind

Recordist: Nick McMahan
Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
Recommended charity: Hawaii Wildlife Fund


Finding my way up a muddy path on an Island in the Pacific is an ideal condition for natural listening. A growing cacophony ebbs and flows as the trail and nearby river weave near and far from each other. Up a steep hill, the water suddenly grows faint. I can hear the wind overhead. Drumming along is the thick bamboo grove that seems to have sprung out of nowhere. I placed two Sennheiser Microphones on a wide stereo bar as far from the trail as I dared to go.

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