After the stillness of winter, springtime in the rural areas of Central Ontario awakens the ears to a suddenly active soundscape of birds, frogs and the drumming of the ruffed grouse. The first weekend of May in South River provides an exciting opportunity for nature-lovers, soundscape recordists and birders to enjoy the acoustic wonders of the spring season while learning about the art of soundscape recording.
Over the course of this weekend workshop participants will learn how to record, edit and mix natural soundscapes. On the last day they will be part of a team who will record a lakeside soundscape at dawn from multiple vantage points, and then afterwards, listen back to the recording at NAISA North Media Arts Centre on a multichannel audio system.
The general public is invited to join the workshop participants for special public events, such as the “soundscape dinner in the dark” for $20 on Saturday May 5 at 6 pm, and an artist talk on Friday May 4 at 7 pm (Free admisison) by South River nature recordist Glenn Hubert. Hubert is the producer and recordist of the Algonquin Park Wilderness series of CD's - http://www.gmhCafe.ca/
For those not able to be in South River, you can celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day by tuning into a 24 hour soundscape stream starting at 6:00 am on May 5 from Warbler's Roost on NAISA Radio – http://www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio/ - or a 24 hour cycle of Dawn Chorus sound camp streams from around the world starting at 12:01 am EST on May 5 - http://www.soundtent.org/soundcamp_2018.html