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Preserving the Sounds of the Earth

Photo by @nasa

The auditory canal is probably the most powerful canal shared amongst species, including ours, to communicate, transfer emotions, to be in one’s shoes.

Photo by @CameronVenti

Sound and new technology applied to it has been converted into a fundamental source for scientific research dedicated to the environment, a portal to understand and analyse the natural ecosystem terrestrial and marine, to be able to prevent illegal activities in remote areas and monitor changes inflected by human beings and the climate change occurring on our planet.

Long before human beings inhabited the earth, this blue sphere called earth already had an original vibration, the only one that coexisted in harmony.

Today we are losing this original vital pulse, and we live in a world full of noise highly detrimental to the health of both humans and the natural world around us.

Photo by @EmyThomas

According to the soundscape ecologist, Bernie Krause, as a result of resource extraction, deforestation and land transformation, more than 50% of its sound archive as of 1968 comes from habitats that are currently completely silent, or in those where it is no longer possible to hear the biophonies in their original form.

Sound Earth Legacy was born from the need to record and preserve the sounds of the earth that will probably disappear due to climate change. Our mission is to preserve the sound sensoriality of our world and create awareness through sound and musical actions to reconnect with our most primitive origin, and understand how to coexist with it.

Andrea Lamount at Parc Natural de Collserola, Barcelona. Spain

One of our projects is our editorial line ‘Planetary Music’ where we invite international artists to create an unpublished song based on the sounds of different terrestrial and marine ecosystems that we provide them. The results can be heard on digital platforms as Spotify (uploading monthly a new single), downloaded from our website and also purchased on Itunes. To date we have had artists such as Nicolas Becker & Agoria, Eva Geist, Oso Leone, NOIA (Eduardo Noya), Fennesz, Awwz, BeGun, Non Project, the Femnoise collective, among others. We have also been creating exclusive shows for festivals and art museums.

Eva Geist at MIRA Digital Arts Festival 2021

‘Black Coral Symphony’ is another one of our projects where we support the dissemination of the first eco-acoustic expedition of the black coral forests of Lanzarote, Canary Island.

An expedition whose objective is through sound mapping, to understand the behavior of the species that populate this unique habitat.

Photos by @Fernando Espino

And, up until now, the world of sound remain unexplored as the world's oceans, certain research and discoveries gives us a peek on how sound can help reduce chronic pain, stress and anxiety (cf. Moonai, as well as music can help research cancer, parkinson's and autism.

That is why, as a documentary director, I am interested in exploring to what extent sound and music have an impact on our biology, and how soundscapes of a healthy environment are beneficial for human health, biodiversity and ecosystems.

‘Brain Beats’ film by Andrea Lamount

Over the next few years we are going to see irreversible changes in our environment, cities, wild natural areas are going to change drastically, sometimes these changes are going to be invisible to the eye, but not to our other senses. It is important that each human being, organization and company can give the best of themselves and react to the environmental crisis, know their art, their strengths, and return to the world the gift of life that has been given to them.

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