Field Recordings

My personal collection of field recordings and found sounds. These recordings were captured over the last six years, and represent some of the atmospheric elements that have formed the basis of a variety of my noise projects over those years. The recordings are unedited, and therefore may not always be of the highest quality. You should expect some hissing, low-end rumbling, wind noise and the occasional accidental contribution by the supposedly unobtrusive recorder.

The files are all available in both 16-bit stereo WAV and 256kbps stereo MP3 format, to accommodate those who prefer fidelity and those who prefer download ease.
These recordings are available for commercial and noncommercial use in sound recordings. They may be redistributed non-commercially. Commercial redistribution of these recordings is strictly forbidden by myself and the tenets of common decency. New files will be added as I get out and capture more of the world in which I live. Check back every so often…

Sept. 21, 2005 Night creatures (Petersburg, VA) WAV MP3
Nov. 14, 2005 Fetal heart monitor (Hopewell, VA) WAV MP3
Apr. 01, 2006 Birds with drilling noises (Petersburg, VA) WAV MP3
Apr. 01, 2006 Studio Chatter Pt. 1 (Petersburg, VA) WAV MP3
Apr. 01, 2006 Studio Chatter Pt. 2 (Petersburg, VA) WAV MP3
Feb. 28, 2008 Bar noise (Richmond, VA) WAV MP3
Mar. 30, 2008 Children talking (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Mar. 30, 2008 Clothes dryer noises (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Mar. 30, 2008 Preparing dinner in the kitchen (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 01, 2008 Bar noise, Shilo Inn (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 02, 2008 Din from the floor of a call center Pt. 1 (Kennewick, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 02, 2008 Din from the floor of a call center Pt. 2 (Kennewick, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 03, 2008 A trip to the grocery store (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 03, 2008 Making coffee at work (Kennewick, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 06, 2008 Assorted house noises (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 06, 2008 Clock in the living room (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 09, 2008 Going out to start the car (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 09, 2008 Unloading groceries from the car (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 10, 2008 Traffic in the parking lot of Best Buy (Kennewick, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 10, 2008 Birds in Columbia Park (Kennewick, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 10, 2008 Refueling at the gas station (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 10, 2008 Slow moving train and traffic (Pasco, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 14, 2008 Truck in the early morning rain (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
Apr. 17, 2008 Birds and rain in the morning (Richland, WA) WAV MP3
July 10, 2010 Harbor Steps fountain [front] (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
July 10, 2010 Harbor Steps fountain [rear] (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
July 05, 2010 Metro Rt. 4 to Downtown (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
July 05, 2010 Pike Place Market (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
July 05, 2010 Post Alley (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
July 05, 2010 Weird Klaxon on First Hill (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
Aug. 10, 2010 Brewing coffee (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
Aug. 10, 2010 Unloading and reloading the dishwasher (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
Aug. 10, 2010 Window fan (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
Aug. 22, 2010 Erhu busker (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
Sept. 25, 2010 Saturday Market Pt. 1 (Portland, OR) WAV MP3
Sept. 25, 2010 Saturday Market Pt. 2 (Portland, OR) WAV MP3
June 08, 2011 Cascade Park (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 08, 2011 Emily’s tea kettle (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 09, 2011 Mercer St. Underpass Pt. 1 (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 09, 2011 Mercer St. Underpass Pt. 2 (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 09, 2011 Victor Steinbrueck Park (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 10, 2011 Bus ride in the Downtown Transit Tunnel (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 10, 2011 Cal Anderson Park (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 10, 2011 Convention Place Station (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 10, 2011 International District Station (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 10, 2011 Pioneer Square Station (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 10, 2011 University St. Station (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
June 10, 2011 Westlake Station (Seattle, WA) WAV MP3
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3 thoughts on “Field Recordings

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  2. Do you still have those found sounds I contributed, by chance^^? Well, I might find them amongst 298 backup discs somehow, but seem to have lost them^^. There’s soundtransit too, always in fear to close down due to heavy costs, but there you could add maybe a few of your sounds and people can “travel to Seattle” that way^^. There even are 2 who contributed sounds from Seattle.

    cheerio,

    Klemperer

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