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ReFoundSound an audio blog

Series produced by JoAnne Maffia

Caption: field recording
field recording 

ReFoundSound is an audio blog with the intention to promote active listening and a ‘new’ found awareness to the sounds of one’s environment; ReFound = to find again, to discover what is already there…Sound.

ReFoundSound is an audio blog with the intention to promote active listening and a ‘new’ awareness to the sounds of one’s environment anywhere around the world. ReFound = to find again, to discover what is already there…Sound.

We live in a visually dominated society and we tend to tune out, forgetting to stop and listen, to hear the rich, layered soundscapes around us. The sounds of the morning, the afternoon, the night; the different sounds of the changing seasons; the sounds above us in the air, on land and under water; the sounds of birds, insects, mammals, people, machines and technology. Sounds layered in the foreground, middle ground and background.

What do you hear? Are you listening? Are you tuned in?
Open Ears = Big World.

JoAnne 'jojo' Maffia is currently focusing on a series of new works that solely employ the sense of 'hearing' avoiding all use of visual means and materials. She has a new found interest in Field Recording, Environmental Acoustics and/or Acoustic Ecology and is moving away from traditional music making. For more information: www.refoundsound.com
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ReFoundSound is an audio blog with the intention to promote active listening and a ‘new’ awareness to the sounds of one’s environment anywhere around the world. ReFound = to find again, to discover what is already there…Sound.We live in a visually dominated society and we tend to tune out, forgetting to stop and listen, to hear the rich, layered soundscapes around us. The sounds of the morning, the afternoon, the night; the different sounds of the changing seasons; the sounds above us in the air, on land and under water; the sounds of birds, insects, mammals, people, machines and technology. Sounds layered in the foreground, middle ground and background.What do you hear? Are you listening? Are you tuned in? Open Ears = Big World.JoAnne 'jojo' Maffia is currently focusing on a series... Show full description


8 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: 'Marco...Polo', Credit: wikimedia commons
May, early morning, 6:00am, warm, birds call and response, reminded me of playing 'Marco...Polo' in the pool as a child... No effects, only EQ.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:55
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The inter-coastal waterway, St Augustine FL, the pier near Bridge of Lions, pistol shrimp and more, warm, 10 am, November 2016, hydrophone, no effe...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: :31
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The sounds of: insects (crickets? cicadas?) Evening, 7pm, warm, comfortable, windy. St Augustine, FL. *No effects, only EQ for wind noise.

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: :38
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The sounds of: Water; Guana Tolomato River; saltwater; September 2016; Warm; 80 degrees.

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:01
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The sounds of: Dolphin echo locations, November 10th, 2016, Inter-coastal Waterway, St. Augustine, FL. Midday, about 1 pm. Warm. 75 degrees. *List...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:21
Caption: Thunder & Rain, Credit: simplyliving
The sounds of: thunder and rain in September: Early evening: St. Augustine, FL. Natural Sound: No Effects: No EQ.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 10:23
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The sounds of: Walking on packed snow, on a city sidewalk in January 2017. Cold: 19 degrees: Prospect Ave & Terrace PL: Brooklyn, NY. Early evening.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: :50
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The sounds of: walking on sand, crushed shells and soil in late summer, 1pm: Afternoon: Hot: 80 degrees, hiking at The Guana Tolomato Reserve in S...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:09