A traditional letterpressing shop imbueing exquisite detail onto Carolina paperworks.
Elements of this soundscape include the master printer adjusting his machines, letterpresses, pneumatics, whirring flywheels, and a power attenuator.
The NC bomb factory, a massive 76-acre historic industrial site that produced Model Ts to missiles.
Elements of this soundscape include still open factory floor, industrial fans, creaking pipes, nesting birds, wind in tall grass, dragonflies, and distant urban traffic.
Igniting imaginations and inspiring engagement with the natural world through the exploration and rehabilitation of birds of prey.
Elements of this soundscape include a sprawling forest, common tree birds, all manners of insects, the very distant hum of civilization, and wide array of magnifiscent raptors.
Floating delicately in the vast blue, a colorful array of balloons cast playful shadows on festival goers below.
Elements of this soundscape include balloon flight preparation, burners, fans, generators, low-altitude flight, ground crews, patrons, and festival announcers.
In the cool mountain air of Autumn, amidst serpentine rows of fruit trees, windy boughs bend and apples fall.
Elements of this soundscape include rustling trees, dropping apples, a light passing storm with wind and rain, a tractor, patrons, and respite under a makeshift orchard shelter.
Truly a sound to behold, the bellowing and breathing of the fair is an interwoven tapestry of NC's sonic identity.
Elements of this soundscape include throngs of fair-goers, the bleeps and blops of games and stalls, hawkers, rides, agricultural shows, craftwork, and plenty of food being prepared.
Across the seasons, ever-changing foliage and fauna remind us of the cyclical caedence of life.
Elements of this soundscape include a four-season perspective from inside the garden, with fountains, birds, insects, and light breezes through the plant life.
A woodland celebration of show, food, costume, and imagination, and 'Huzzah!'s heard for miles.
Elements of this soundscape include performers, musicians, shopkeepers, games, a blacksmith, a royal joust, and some very happy patrons.
A steep climb to a soaring vista, stone, tree, squirrel, and hawk all compose a ridgeline chorus.
Elements of this soundscape include a mountain-side wind, scattering leaves, rustling branches, distant hikers, distant vehicles, birds, insects, and an airy expanse.
The straight expanse of field and tarmac is endlessly lapped by a thunderous roar of jet engines.
Elements of this soundscape include night transitioning into day with a heavy breeze, a wide range of jets departing and arriving, fidgeting on-lookers, stirring grass, and the pulsing hum of distant airport terminals.
A compendium of ambisonic recordings from across the state
Every location on our planet has a unique sonic signature. The portion of Earth that makes up North Carolina, USA is no different, with a diverse and varied landscape of geographic and biological features, cultural identity, industrial heritage, and social engagement.
A state-wide project that aims to capture, design, and present these rich elements of the North Carolina aural environment, The 100 Soundscapes of North Carolina is a collaborative effort between Eiravaein Works and individuals, small businesses, government departments, and cultural groups working together to create immersive listening experiences of one hundred of NC's most iconic soundscapes. From fields to factories, festivals to fauna, or fanfare to the serene natural locales, we're building a comprehensive audio image of the Old North State, nestled boldly in the central Eastern coast of the United States.
Each of the 100 soundscape recordings are an immersive 5-15 minute loopable ambisonic (3D) and optional stereo (2D) audio file. They are presented here as a binaural recording (stereo), allowing you to listen to them through headphones and feel completely enveloped in the environment. This is an ongoing list of the project's recordings while it is still underproduction. Once completed, the entire final recordings of all 100 soundscapes will be released in a comprehensive collective format and we will be holding public "listening events" across the state!
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