Matthew Bauer | Soundescapes

February-March 2001

Soundescapes is a quadraphonic listening experience designed to envelop the listener in a variety of intriguing sonic environments. Environmental recordings of natural soundscapes in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii provide the primary source material for the piece, ornamented by instrumentation and studio effects. The sounds were chosen and assembled to create environments capable of transporting the listener to places far away from the sonic confusion of city life. A collage of sounds both prehistoric and futuristic, Soundescapes provides an aural oasis to escape the sonic confusion of the city.