Iowa City September Night Noises Free Download.

About a week ago I liked the sounds I was hearing on the back porch of our hose, so I set my Tascam DR-05 out on the porch to capture a few minutes of sound.
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Then I forgot about it. The next morning I went out and the recorder had turn itself off, but it had captured 3 solid hours of sound. The sound is primarily that of insects, tree frogs, and the occasional bird, combined with the drone of Interstate 80 which is about a half mile away as the crow flies.

I’m going to try and play the whole thing at work tomorrow, because it’s a good way to drown out office noise, and I think living with environmental sound like this — especially when one’s attention is focused, e.g. on refactoring C++ template classes — allows it to go into your brain bypassing conscious critique. Maybe you can try it too. It’s like the Ice Bucket Challenge. Without the bucket, or the ice, and you don’t have to donate money to any worthy cause.

http://www.cornwarning.com/chaircrusher/Chaircrusher-SeptemberNightSounds.mp3

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PHOTO BY RICHARD STAN
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4 thoughts on “Iowa City September Night Noises Free Download.”

  1. Listening to it… In order to drown out the sound of my office I’ve got sound cancelling headphones with the volumn way up. It seems to work. Interesting idea. I just hope I don’t hear the door slamming or anything like that :)

  2. I’ve been using field recordings (there are a lot at archive.org) as background noise for sleeping now for months. I used this one the other day, and it worked great.

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