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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/

    Malecón – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    Malecón – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    I left Long Beach and walked to the Malecón. I found a shady spot near the beachside bars and chiringuitos that dot the Malecón. Here, the noise of cars and motoconchos (motorcycle taxis) drowns out the sounds of the breaking waves, just a stone's throw away. After recording, a shaved-ice seller rolled his cart by. I flagged him down and bought a cup of shaved ice flavored with pineapple, which he said was his favorite.







    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, at about 80 Hz, but the file remains otherwise untouched.







    Data:







    Date: Jun 13, 2021 at 10:00 AMConditions: Mostly ClearTemp: 84.2°FFeels Like: 95°FAltitude: 8.45172813355214Coordinates: 19.78995615396209, -70.67012800881663Humidity: 77Wind Speed: 8.699 mphWind Direction: 130Map URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=19.789956,-70.670128&ll=19.789956,-70.670128















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







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    • 10 min
    Long Beach – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    Long Beach – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    I walked down to Long Beach one morning, which was a nice hike from my mother's house. I walked along the beach and found some driftwood to sit on and attach my camera. Looking west, Pico Isabel de Torres stands in the distance. Though it appears secluded, the beach is close to the Malecón; I didn't notice the noise of street traffic while recording, but the microphone captured it well.







    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, at about 80 Hz, but the file remains otherwise untouched.









    https://youtu.be/eo1m6VkVdjY









    Data:







    Date: Jun 13, 2021 at 9:23 AMConditions: Mostly ClearTemp: 82.4°FFeels Like: 91.4°FAltitude: 1.19791849325005Coordinates: 19.78658856372363, -70.66617082803153Humidity: 81Wind Speed: 8.699 mphWind Direction: 130Map URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=19.786589,-70.666171&ll=19.786589,-70.666171















    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
    Plaza María de Toledo – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    Plaza María de Toledo – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    After leaving the Parque Colón (see the previous recording), I walked back to my hotel. But the quiet fountains of the Plaza María de Toledo caught my attention. The plaza is next to the Panteón de la Patria (Pantheon of the Fatherland), a mausoleum which houses the remains of notable Dominicans.







    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 at about 80 Hz, but the file remains otherwise untouched.









    https://youtu.be/SrzCpApelGY









    Data:







    Date: Jun 10, 2021 at 9:04 AMConditions: Partly CloudyTemp: 78.8°FFeels Like: 84.2°FAltitude: 17.9976854583915Coordinates: 18.47497233564548, -69.88305977375357Humidity: 86Wind Speed: 0 mphWind Direction: 20Map URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=18.474972,-69.883060&ll=18.474972,-69.883060















    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.

    • 8 min
    Parque Colón – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    Parque Colón – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Binaural Field Recording)

    I flew to the Dominican Republic in June to surprise visit my mother, though I made a pitstop in Santo Domingo. My hotel was in the Zona Colonial and one morning, before catching the bus to Puerto Plata, I went to the Parque Colón. The Parque Colón, or Columbus Park, is adjacent to the Basilica Catedral de Santa María la Menor, which you can see in the background of the photo and videos. The Cathedral dates back to the early 1500s and is the oldest still-standing church in the Americas.







    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, at about 80 Hz, but the file remains otherwise untouched.









    https://youtu.be/dbYFkpVmSwg









    Data:







    Date: Jun 10, 2021 at 8:45 AMConditions: Partly CloudyTemp: 78.8°FFeels Like: 78.8°FAltitude: 20.1442277336182Coordinates: 18.47366317895471, -69.88386025721536Humidity: 88Wind Speed: 0 mphWind Direction: 10Map URL: https://maps.apple.com/?q=18.473663,-69.883860&ll=18.473663,-69.883860















    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 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.







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    • 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

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