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Sonus Loci: The Sound of Place is a podcast that brings you binaural field recordings capturing the soundscapes of our world. From cities to forests, coffee shops to oceans, travel with Jeremy Bassetti as he around the world in this sonically immersive podcast. For more information, including recording location data, notes, and photographs, please visit https://www.jeremybassetti.com/sonus-loci/

Sonus Loci: The Sound of Plac‪e‬ Jeremy Bassetti

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Sonus Loci: The Sound of Place is a podcast that brings you binaural field recordings capturing the soundscapes of our world. From cities to forests, coffee shops to oceans, travel with Jeremy Bassetti as he around the world in this sonically immersive podcast. For more information, including recording location data, notes, and photographs, please visit https://www.jeremybassetti.com/sonus-loci/

    A Walk Around Lake Eola Park (Orlando, Florida)

    A Walk Around Lake Eola Park (Orlando, Florida)

    After sitting under a tree and listening to skaters practice, I took a walk around Lake Eola. A musician played his saxophone as people walked under the Christmas decorations. Most walkers wore masks, but the path is narrow so it was hard to keep one's distance. It is easy to hear how multicultural Orlando, Florida is in this recording.







    Please listen with headphones for the full binaural experience. The audio file was originally recorded in 48 kHz/24 bit FLAC and encoded at 160 kbps in MP3 format. Low frequencies were rolled off, but the file remains otherwise untouched.







    Street Musician at Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida







    Christmas Decorations at Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida







    Data:







    Date: Dec 19, 2020 at 8:02 PMConditions: Mostly ClearTemp: 60.8°FAltitude: 24.8297901772287Coordinates: 28.54495804079103, -81.37464977024713Humidity: 81Wind Speed: 6.835 mphWind Direction: 110AQI: 52Map URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=28.544958,-81.374650&ll=28.544958,-81.374650















    Curious to know what Sonus Loci is all about? Listen to episode 001.







    If you enjoy what you hear, leave a comment below, subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcasting app, join the Genius Loci newsletter to get updates about the podcast and other projects, and consider being a supporter of the podcast.

    • 15 min
    Skaters Practicing at Lake Eola Park (Orlando, Florida)

    Skaters Practicing at Lake Eola Park (Orlando, Florida)

    I sat under a tree at Lake Eola Park in Orlando, Florida as a group of skaters practiced tricks, people strolled around the lake, and the Lake Eola fountain sprayed water into the air. A show was performed nearby at the Disney Amphitheater, well-attended and nearly out of earshot, which I investigated after the recording (see photo below). There were considerably more people walking around the lake than there were at Church Street earlier in the night.







    Please listen with headphones for the full binaural experience. The audio file was originally recorded in 48 kHz/24 bit FLAC and encoded at 160 kbps in MP3 format. Low frequencies were rolled off, but the file remains otherwise untouched.







    Lake Eola and Downtown Orlando, Florida







    Well-Attended Show at the Disney Amphitheatre, Lake Eola, Orlando, Florida







    Data:







    Date: Dec 19, 2020 at 7:42 PMConditions: ClearTemp: 60.8°F; Feels Like: 60.8°FAltitude: 25.9896464593926Coordinates: 28.54248609053605, -81.37395954386041Humidity: 82Wind Speed: 6.214 mphWind Direction: 90AQI: 33Apple Maps URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=28.542486,-81.373960&ll=28.542486,-81.373960















    Curious to know what Sonus Loci is all about? Listen to episode 001.







    If you enjoy what you hear, leave a comment below, subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcasting app, join the Genius Loci newsletter to get updates about the podcast and other projects, and consider being a supporter of the podcast.

    • 10 min
    A Walk Down Orange Avenue and Church Street (Orlando, Florida)

    A Walk Down Orange Avenue and Church Street (Orlando, Florida)

    This binaural audio recording captures a Saturday-evening stroll down Orange Avenue and Church Street in Orlando, Florida during the pandemic. While there were quite a few people out and about, the audio might misrepresent how many people were actually out. That said, the night was just getting started. If anything, it does represent how loud downtown Orlando can get on the weekends.







    Please listen with headphones for the full stereo experience. The audio file was originally recorded in 48 kHz/24 bit FLAC and encoded at 160 kbps in MP3 format. Low frequencies were rolled off, but the file remains otherwise untouched.







    Looking West, Church Street







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    Date: Dec 19, 2020 at 6:46 PMConditions: Partly CloudyTemp: 64.4°FAltitude: 34.7084928303957Coordinates: 28.5403825969393, -81.37919205249882Route: South on Orange Avenue from Pine Street to Church Street, then west on Church until Garland Avenue. Circled back at Garland to Orange.Humidity: 69Wind Speed: 6.214 mphWind Direction: 100AQI: 58Apple Maps URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=28.540383,-81.379192&ll=28.540383,-81.379192















    Curious to know what Sonus Loci is all about? Listen to episode 001.







    If you enjoy what you hear, leave a comment below, subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcasting app, join the Genius Loci newsletter to get updates about the podcast and other projects, and consider being a supporter of the podcast.

    • 10 min
    Welcome to Sonus Loci

    Welcome to Sonus Loci

    Welcome to Sonus Loci - The Sound of Place.  







    Every week or so, I’ll publish about 10 minutes of audio from around the world—from a forest, a city, a coffee shop, a beach. Somewhere. No commentary. Just the sound of place. I’ll also publish a few notes and an image taken on location in the show notes.







    This podcast is recorded with special microphones that capture sound similar to the way our ears capture sound: spatially and in stereo. So, it is best that you listen with headphones to get the full experience.







    At first, I will record in places nearby. I’m currently in Orlando, Florida. But as the world opens up, whenever it does, these audio recordings will take on a more global character. I hope.







    A podcast like this might sound a bit pretentious, gratuitous, dull, mundane, or just completely pointless. Perhaps that’s true.







    Yet, as we get busier and have more demands on our attention, hopefully, this podcast will inspire us to slow down and pay more regard to the world around us. 







    At the very least, this podcast will be an artifact of sorts—a self-serving experiment that tracks where I’ve been, what I’ve heard, and if I’ve had the time to slow down and listen. 







    On a final note, this podcast was inspired by SW945, a podcast about walking and Japan by Craig Mod. I encourage you to check out Craig’s recordings if this sort of thing interests you.







    I do hope you enjoy the podcast as you do whatever it is you do when you listen to one—meditate, work, fall asleep, study, or—hopefully—nothing at all.







    Thanks for listening.















    Please listen with headphones for the full binaural experience. The audio file was originally recorded in 48 kHz/24 bit FLAC and encoded at 160 kbps in MP3 format. Low frequencies were rolled off.







    Data:







    Date: 4 January 2021 at 2:13 PMConditions: ClearTemp: 62.6°FAltitude: 1.26515027284831Coordinates: 29.03789073244264, -80.89456680725959Humidity: 46Wind Speed: 9.942 mphWind Direction: 340AQI: 29Map URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=29.037891,-80.894567&ll=29.037891,-80.894567







    Lifeguard Tower at New Smyrna Beach, Florida















    If you enjoy what you hear, leave a comment below, subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcasting app, join the Genius Loci newsletter to get updates about the podcast and other projects, and consider being a supporter of the podcast.

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