Victoria Priester

A small water wellspring on the bottom floor of the Student Wellness Center, a space which endeavors to promote wellness via all five senses. For the ill, the sound of water can be reminiscent of being given a bath if the patient is unable to bathe themselves. It can represent hydrotherapy, which is a broad category including saunas, steam baths and hot and cold showers used in health centers and spas. To the healthy, the sound of water can promote feelings of peace and longevity. (Wellspring of Water)

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Zachary Hughes (Furman University)

This clip begins with an adult Canada goose flapping its wings to make the short descent from a stone retention wall into the water of Furman Lake. A splash of parting water is heard when the goose's body meets the surface of the lake. As the first descends into the water, another goose honks. Throughout the clip, another bird warbles in the background.

Joseph Guo

Sound recording of an orchestra of crickets chirping in tall grass field under power-lines, along the Proctor Creek Greenway trail on a hot summer day. In addition to the sound of crickets, the buzzing of cicadas as well as chirping of birds could also be faintly heard in the distance. The predominant sound of nature invokes a sense of calm for visitors, thus offering a welcoming escape from the busy hustle and bustle of the city. Recorded with Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone


Kailani Tamisin

Sound recording of sneakers stepping on pinecones at the Proctor Creek Greenway. The crushing of pinecones is the primary sound of the soundscape, however, cicadas can be heard chirping faintly in the background as a secondary sound. The hollow crunch of the pinecones offers a reassuring and satisfying response to every step, encouraging self awareness for walkers on the trail as they hear the crushing of the pinecones beneath them. Recorded with a Zoom H6 recorder and a Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone.

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Elizabeth Williamson
Noelle Pickard
Lauren Zhou
Benjamin Koehler
Jason Zhou

Sound recording of cicadas above Proctor Creek near the Proctor Creek Greenway, recorded with Sony PCM-M10 recorder and Electro-Voice RE50B omnidirectional dynamic microphone. Voices of students and the bubbling of the creek are faintly audible in the background.  The rise and fall of this sound contributes to the welcoming culture of the Greenway, reminding visitors of their natural environment in contrast to the sounds of the nearby city.

Meredith K. Cofer

While walking on the Proctor Creek Greenway, right between the opening of the creek and the open field, I heard the dominating sound of the cicada in the lush greenery. In the background, one can hear the rushing water of the creek and some friendly conversation adding to the welcoming soundscape of this portion of the belt line. The sound was captured by a Zoom H6 recorder and a Rode NTG2 Shotgun Condenser.

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Jason Zhou

Audio recording of footsteps along an off-path trail of the Proctor Creek Greenway. The sounds of leaves and gravel crunching can be heard with the steady beat of feet hitting the soil underneath. As a synecdoche, the sound represents the still available access to nature even through development of the Proctor Creek area. The sound was recorded with a Sony PCM-M10 recorder and an Electro-Voice RE50B omnidirectional dynamic microphone.

Elizabeth McGrath

Sound recording of Proctor Creek, a moderately sized creek that runs adjacent to the Proctor Creek Greenway, on a hot and humid summer day by a group of kids also on the trail. Recorded with a Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone. 

Courtney Smith

Sound recording of insects and birds along the Proctor Creek Greenway on a hot summer day. The voices of these animals fill the silence and bring sound upon the nature surrounding the pathway. By speaking out, these creatures contribute to the welcoming environment of the Greenway. Recorded with Zoom H6 and Rode HTG2 shotgun condenser.

Khalil Keyton

Recorded sound of birds and cicadas at the Proctor Creek Greenway in Atlanta Georgia. Though the birds and cicadas are the main subject in the audio, there are signals such as wind, walking and talking that add to the soundscape of the audio. These sounds create a welcoming culture for the Proctor Creek Greenway. These natural sounds act as an escape from the busy Atlanta and allow people to relax and thrive. Recorded with Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone.