Jean Dominique and Michele Montas report from Miami on the growing presence of Haitian immigrants, here called 'boat people,' in creole for a RadioHaiti broadcast. Retrieved from the Duke RadioHaiti archives
This is the sound of turning on and off a FM radio station that is not tuned in to a legitimate station on a multi-faceted Sony playback system. By using a remote, one can hear the static or lack of clarity in hearing a FM radio station when incorrectly tuned. The sound heard is the static when no station, specifically, is tuned in or set.
As I drive through the city of Rochester, NY, there are a few streets in which the radio signal from Jazz 90.1 encounters interference from a competing radio frequency. This recording captures the disruption in sound from one station to the other. In the resultant cacophony, the primary radio signal diminishes in quality and strength as the secondary signal interjects in irregular pulsations. The primary source does not disappear altogether; however, there is no clarity once the signal is... Read More
A recording of a shower knob being turned on slowly and the subsequent water splashing against walls and on the shower floor. In the background you can hear another shower running. Gradually the closest shower is turned off and the water splashing ceases.
Drake's verse, which exercises the vocal technique of both a fluid flow and then pauses in pace, is an excerpt from the rap song "Forever," which was released as a single from the soundtrack of the "More Than a Game" documentary, centered around professional basketball player LeBron James. While the original recording took place in a studio session, this audio clip was accessed from YouTube (see "Source" for details).
Childish Gambino's couplet, which exercises the vocal technique of pauses in pace, is an excerpt from the rap song "I Be On That" which was released within his third mixtape, "Culdesac." While the original recording took place in a studio session, this audio clip was accessed from YouTube (see "Source" for details).
Sound recording of a pair of Common Ravens calling to each other while a human listener plods through the woods some distance away on a property in Bath, New Hampshire. This sound was recorded using an iPhone 7. Common Ravens (Corvus corax) are known to exhibit a variety of calls, and can even learn and mimic the calls of other birds as well as the speech of humans. Here, two ravens engage in a correspondence using the "clicking" sound often displayed by dominant females and mated pairs at the... Read More