Sounds of nature on Iriomote (LIVE)
Living nature sounds from Iriomote Is.
Iriomotejima (starting 1997, stereo feeding from 2007)
A microphone is installed on a tree in a forest in the north of the island of Iriomote, relaying live sound.
→Sound Bum/Iriomotejima live page
The relay was set up around 10 years ago as part of the Sound Explorer project (see the start-up of Sound Bum for background info, Japanese). The project is now run jointly by Living World and Hiroki Kobayashi.
ADSL access is now available, allowing a system upgrade last month to CD quality sound. Sit back and enjoy the changing of the seasons, exotic nights on a faraway isle, the chorus of frogs, birds awaking at dawn, the sound of an approaching typhoon… :-)
From September to April the prevailing wind blows from the north, amplifying the roar of the sea in the background. In summer the site is sheltered and calmer.
Engine noise may be loud when vessels sail into the port of Uehara. Timetable
We at Living World particularly love the morning birdsong and the sound of frogs during the summer nights. In summer the site is also visited by kingfishers.
Produced by Living World, Hiroki Kobayashi
System design/construction: Hiroki Kobayashi
Sound supervision: Yoshihiro Kawasaki (NADI)
Location support: Makiko Fujita (Iriomote Wild Farm)
System support: NTT West Okinawa Branch, IMS.JP, COSMOSMILE
Special thanks to: Noriyuki Ouchi, Katsunori Hagino, Yuichiro Takesue, Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Yusuke Okamura, Aoi Hirai, Hideki Suzuki, Masafumi Horimoto, Masamichi Tamamori, Noriko Takaya, and many others