Sound is all pervading.
The importance of soundscape ecology for wildlife and human health.
The soundscape of our habitat has a direct impact on our psychological and physiological well-being and our vision is to explore the numerous studies on sound and health, bringing it into an innovative artistic space in sound healing to allow us to help people think about how they perceive and relate to their sonic environment and encourage us to re-imagine Earth through our senses. With a society that's overly saturated with media and messages of mass consumption and urban man-made sonic environments, we are offering a free space to allow people to disconnect using advanced sound techniques through our immersive content and events for solace and re-charging from mental dissonance - transporting and reconnecting us to natural worlds; helping us to to begin to understand the importance of soundscape ecology for wildlife and our well-being.
What is soundscape ecology?
Soundscape ecology is the study of the acoustic relationships between living organisms, human and other, and their environment, whether the organisms are marine or terrestrial.
The complete soundscape of our environment are placed into the following 3 categories within soundscape ecology:
BIOPHONY: The cumulative non-human sound produced by living organisms in a given biome.
GEOPHONY: Sounds (such as wind and waves) produced by non-living elements of the natural world.
ANTHROPHONY: sounds made by humans such as traffic noise, airplanes, talking.
REF SOURCE: A spectrogram of the soundscape of Mount Rainier National Park in the United States. Highlighted areas show marmot, bird, insect and aircraft noises.
"Noise pollution is an invisible danger. It cannot be seen, but it is present nonetheless, both on land and under the sea.... Noise pollution impacts millions of people on a daily basis. The most common health problem it causes is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Exposure to loud noise can also cause high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disturbances, and stress. These health problems can affect all age groups, especially children."
- National Geographic
The soundscapes of our earth is rapidly deterioting into a dismal choatic mess of noise due to human behaviour and modern lifestyles. Many of us grow up in cities most of our lives and not understand the peace and calm that nature sounds can bring into our existence and experience. Our natural landscapes once rich in bio-diversity and enriching spatial acoustic patterns sung and produced by the animal kingdom and natural processes are vastly affected by the pollution of our planet and man made machinery and technology.
We believe that we must respect our auditory space - humans and wildlife all over. With the amount of human noise that has a direct impact on our environment and wildlife species - we have come together to communicate a message of sound harmony and sound health; through nature’s resonance we strive to create spaces and places based on these principles to help us transcend to new ways of perceiving our planet, and hopefully forming new realities directly through our sub-conscious via the channels of sound imprinting.
Our content is designed to educate people about the importance of natural landscapes and soundscape ecology by creating portals into the animal kingdom and wildlife habitats that's not easily accessible to us; to create and encourage deep inner listening. Our earth produces music that has an innate ability to heal hearts and minds - and our mission is to share this with our fellow earthlings.