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World Ear Project:
Paul Matzner, October 27, 1986

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 63 min
Event Type: Other Finds Program Origin: KPFA

Paul Matzner was the curator of the California Library of Natural Sounds at the Oakland Museum in 1986. His soundscapes and sound installations highlighted the museum’s “Walk Across California” exhibit, which provided an exciting acoustic journey from the coast to the desert. In this edition of the World Ear project, take a hike with Paul, as he brings you the sounds of California while also describing the various tricks and techniques he has developed in order to create these pristine field recordings from across the state of California.

Musical Selections:  [nature installation of the Inner Coastal Range, California] / Paul Matzner -- [The Pinnacles, California] / Paul Matzner -- [meadow in Yosemite National Park, California] / Paul Matzner -- [marsh near Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park, California] / Paul Matzner -- [Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park, California] / Paul Matzner -- [bird sounds, owls and hawks] -- [elephant seals, Ano Nuevo State Reserve, California]
Genre:  Field Recordings
Subject:  Field recordings; Ambient sounds; Nature sounds; Birdsongs; Animal sounds
People:  Friedman, Richard; Stone, Susan, 1952-; Amirkhanian, Charles; Matzner, Paul
Recording Date:  10/27/1986
First Broadcast Date:  10/27/1986
 
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