Sound recording of a Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus) calling and drumming on a dead tree in the forest behind Furman University's Chapel. Rushing traffic on Poinsett Highway can be heard in the background. Smaller bird species can be heard vocalizing at times, but their presence is dwarfed by that of the woodpecker. 

Elaine Cox

Following the spoken "fire!" command, four successive canon shots can be heard. All four are loud, reverberating bangs, with quick, silent breaks in-between. Recorded from real canons in historic Williamsburg on an IPhone 5.

Alonso Trejo-Mora

Nestled into the safe comfort of a road-side branch, a group of baby birds call out to their mother. Three times, the call of another bird rises above the other bird calls. A perceptive ear can catch the faint calls of other birds that intermittently enter the soundscape.

Anastasia Budko

A thirty second recording of piano playing on a Monday afternoon in the Brown Residence common room on East Campus, at Duke University. A track with a main focus on a casual amateur piano improvisation, running parallel to the general noise of a busy, shared, closed college environment. Recorded on an iPhone 5s, which was placed on the right side of the piano player throughout the duration of the recording.

Rhea Bergman

Sound recording of an airplane pilot announcing traditional protocol after landing his airplane in the Raleigh, Durham airport.

Hunter Prange

The sound of walking down Columbus Avenue in Boston 3:00 PM while cars honk with other noises in the background. This area of Columbus Avenue was near the intersection with Clarendon Avenue.

Catalin Mateas and Duke Men's Tennis Team

Sound recording of Duke Men’s Tennis team practice. Eleven players practicing at once. Recording done with iPhone 5. The phone was placed behind one of the courts during the recording.

Brett Lardaro

The sound of a small car driving by on W. Markham Avenue bordering Duke University around 2:00pm. I stood still and held my recorder, an iPhone 6, at my waist while standing on the sidewalk next to the street as the car drove past me.

Evan Carter

Sound of water boiling in an instant water heater. It is a metal kettle that is placed on a circular heating pad which heats the water up extremely quickly. Recorded on Samsung Galaxy S6

Valerie Slepak, Duke student

Sound recording of a Duke student speaking Russian. Includes information about her family and her time at Duke.