Forest Murmurs (2009)

from Symbiotica (a cross-cultural mixup)

(recording of Richard Wagner’s Forest Murmurs (Waldweben) from Siegfreid, the third opera of Der Ring des Nibelungen, performed by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra of New York conducted by James Levine, combined with original electronic sounds, sounds of rain, a brook, insects, small and large animals, and birds)

There are seven recorded tracks, plus the orchestral music. The ‘environmental’ samples on each track were arranged independently of one another and separated by varied durations of silence. Only those ‘natural’ sounds were used that are indigenous to German woodlands.