Sounds along Biwako

Sounds of Biwako Near Chomeiji At a small corner of land we can hear boats, personal watercraft, cicadas, and sounds from a nearby small temple a few hundred meters west of Chomeiji Port. Recorded on August 13, 2014 with a Sony M10 recorder on a bicycle handlebar bag and facing Lake Biwa. https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/biwako-near-chomeiji The recording […]

Wind and Birds in Lower Yasugawa Reeds

https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/wind-and-birds-in-lower-yasugawa Last year I bought an Audio-Technica BP2045 microphone for stereo soundscape recording. Last week I finally added a good windscreen, a Rycote Baby Ball Gag Windshield with a Windjammer, and a good shockmount and extension handle with a foam grip. On Saturday, July 5, 2014, I rode to Shinjocho in Moriyama, about 7km from […]

Lower Yasugawa Sounds

On 1 July 2014 I rode my bike about 7km down Yasugawa and recorded insects, birds, and a lot of low frequency noise from machinery and aircraft. Six minutes of my recording can be heard on SoundCloud. Listen with good headphones or speakers to hear the low frequencies. https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/lower-yasugawa-on-1-july-2014 This location along the river is […]

Uguisu

https://soundcloud.com/gpjp/uguisu-at-yanomunegawa While cycling in the countryside on June 15, 2014, I turned off Shiga Route 32 in Yasu to explore the farmland and see Yanomunegawa (Yanomune River), a small stream that meanders through Yasu to Lake Biwa. Along the way I heard the voices of uguisu (Japanese bush warbler), along with blackbirds, pigeons, and crows. […]

May Evening in Moriyama

http://youtu.be/QQ3xIghIMzQ As it passes through Moriyama to Lake Biwa, Yasugawa nourishes fields or barley and rice, separated from the river by a high embankment. Although it’s only a short walk from the river to the fields, the embankment makes a border between two worlds: wild on one side and pastoral on the other. These scenes […]