Echozoo Vol. 3

by Mikronesia

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Exploring the reimagined sounds of extinct animals as sonic portraits. Volume 3 highlights animals that went extinct during the 20th century.

Echozoo is an audio portal to the past, an invitation to the present, and an urgent message to the future. echozoo.org

Reimagining the sounds of earth’s ancient history beyond a human scale, reconstructing the sound of extinct animals and their habitats, Echozoo connects listeners with the sounds of the distant past. Created with field recordings of living animals, these are digitally processed to re-create the sounds of their now-extinct relatives and recomposed into immersive audio experiences. These long-silenced voices are re-sounded and heard within an imagined soundscape of their habitats, encouraging us to hear imagined ecosystems together with these ancestors in a powerful meditation on nature and the current loss of biodiversity in our natural world.

Recreating the sounds of extinct animals is a call to listen in the present.

Echozoo is an invitation to ‘hear’ the sound of the current global environmental crisis. Extinctions are quiet: they are the silencing of a species forever. As we enter into the largest extinction event since the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago, such “imaginary” listening invites us to connect with these voices of extinction, to imagine the biodiversity of the past to engage the natural world around us now. Encouraging our connection to the sounds of nature, our surroundings, and the biodiversity around us, Echozoo is a musical project with a global mission.

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released February 11, 2020

Sounds by Mikronesia
Original Artwork Painting by Roelant Savery

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