KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ World Ear Project: Paul Matzner, October 27, 1986

Analog Audio

Event Type
Other Finds
Program Series
World Ear Project
Program Length
63 min
1986-10-27 | broadcast
| 1986-10-27 | created
Paul Matzner was the curator of the California Library of Natural Sounds at the Oakland Museum in 1986. His soundscapes and sound installations highlighted the museum’s “Walk Across California” exhibit, which provided an exciting acoustic journey from the coast to the desert. In this edition of the World Ear project, take a hike with Paul, as he brings you the sounds of California while also describing the various tricks and techniques he has developed in order to create these pristine field recordings from across the state of California.
Field recordings
Musical Selections
[nature installation of the Inner Coastal Range, California] / Paul Matzner -- [The Pinnacles, California] / Paul Matzner -- [meadow in Yosemite National Park, California] / Paul Matzner -- [marsh near Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park, California] / Paul Matzner -- [Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park, California] / Paul Matzner -- [bird sounds, owls and hawks] -- [elephant seals, Ano Nuevo State Reserve, California]
Field recordings
Ambient sounds
Nature sounds
Animal sounds