John Hartog
Natural Soundscape Recording

Tree and Field Crickets, MP3 cover art

Tree and Field Crickets

with complements of poorwills

Item #: jh-mp3-crickets
Price: $10 US
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*With each purchase of this product, $5 will be donated to Oregon Natural Desert Association.
A natural soundscape in stereo by John Hartog
Recorded in Wheeler County, Oregon
September 05 2009, 10:50pm to 12:10am
Total duration - 79:49 minutes
Format: MP3, 192 kbps, Stereo
File Size: 109 MB
Download as two MP3 tracks contained in a zipped folder.

The warm and calm, full moon night in early September followed an unusual late summer rainfall that brought just enough moisture to enliven the arid grassland and juniper forest canyonland with a robust cricket chorus and optimal sound recording conditions.

The complete album consists of two tracks - one short prelude followed by one long 78 minute uninterrupted stereo soundscape featuring a delightfully relaxing symphony of Tree Crickets and Fall Field Crickets. Later in the recording a deeper feeling of tranquility emanates through calls of the Common Poorwill that softly come and go.

Listen to these previews:
Preview 1: Track 01 on the album.
This short track stands alone as a beautiful prelude with sounds of a musical rock fall of talus or scree triggered by a critter, or the rain, or merely gravity on the steep and rugged hillside.
Play the clip below or click here.

Stereo MP3, 192 kbps, 1:52 minutes

Preview 2:
A short snip from Track 02 introducing a section of poorwills.
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Stereo MP3, 192 kbps, 15 seconds.

*John Hartog Natural Soundscape Recording and rockscallop.org are not affiliated with the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA). We are donating proceeds to ONDA simply because of their excellent achievements in protecting and restoring natural ecosystems of eastern Oregon, and by doing so also providing unparalleled support for protection of natural quiet. Good job ONDA! For more information about ONDA and how you can support their work, visit www.onda.org.

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John Hartog
Natural Soundscape Recording
Portland, Oregon USA
A tribute to the world's vanishing quiet places