Wetlands (binaural) | MP3
Wetlands are transition zones (also known as ecotones) between dry land and aquatic environments. Urban wetlands may add anthropogenic pressure because of the proximity of human activity to the natural ecosystems. This composition explores a dialogue between sounds living, moving and interacting in those spaces, creating also tension and release moments when these meet with human-made noise and activity. All sounds live in a cooperative coexistence, even during the most intense moments in this sonic world.
The composition is based on field recordings of urban wetlands around the city of Valdivia in Chile. The original raw recordings were provided by the Soundlapse research team, who commissioned this composition.


Aki Pasoulas is an electroacoustic composer and the Director of Music and Audio Arts Sound Theatre (MAAST) at the University of Kent, UK. He is the Principal Investigator of the research project ‘Sonic Palimpsest’, which explores our experience of heritage sites through sound. His research interests include acousmatic music, timescale perception, spatial sound, psychoacoustics, sound perception and soundscape ecology. His scholarly and music works are published through KPM/EMI, ICMA, Sonos Localia, Stolen Mirror, HELMCA, Pinpoint Scotland, Cambridge and Oxford University Press. His commercial sound work is used in numerous TV programmes, documentaries and films, and his compositions are performed worldwide.


Various artists: „Soundlapse“ (Gruen 207/21)