The geographical/topographical entity of Cape Cod is one that has been photographed filmed, lived on, vacationed in, swum, fished, birded, celebrated, revered (rightly so), and (thanks to Patty Page) sung about. However, this important northeast ecosystem has only rarely be recorded for its indigenous sounds and “listenableness”.
This project is an attempt to capture aural snapshots of the Cape, creating an audio time capsule, starting in late 2010 and continuing through Fall 2013. Cape Cod faces many potential challenges and developments in the years ahead, from rapidly advancing coastal erosion to the possible implementation of the Cape Wind project. With this in mind, Hear Cape Cod will provide a means to listen to the Cape as it exists now.
Hear Cape Cod on Disc: SoundSignals @ CD Baby – UpStream @ CD Baby
For More Information: SoundSignals Page – UpStream Page
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Steve Wilkes: Producer
Rob Jaczko: Engineer
Lucas Moisson: Engineer and Field Assistant
Ginny Fordham: Field Assistant
David Masher: Web Design and Code
Equipment: Primary Microphones: Rode NT-4 Stereo Condenser; Rode NTG-1 Directional Condenser Shotgun
Recorders: Edirol ZR-4; Zoom HN4, Zoom H2
Most of the audio files are recorded at 24 bit/96k
Audio files are stereo except where noted
Audio file playback on the map is MP3