Monday, October 15, 2007

Western Soundscapes by Jeff Rice

In my lifetime, I've have had the privilege of knowing a handful of people who are truly geniuses. My friend Jeff Rice is one of them. I was really pleased to get an email from him recently about grant funding finally coming through for his new project. Here's the description:

"Western Soundscapes is a searchable web-based audio archive with a focus on the natural sounds of the western United States. Currently in the pilot phase, the project includes more than 600 recordings of regional wildlife and ambient soundscapes. The archive is housed at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library and features recordings contributed by volunteers, state and federal agencies, and conservation groups."

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