A Sound Map of the River Isar


Echinger Stausee. Copyright: charles kenwright/ kenwrightfineart.com

I´ve started making a sound map of the river Isar. The river flows from it´s source near Scharnitz in the Austrian Karwendel Mountains to where it joins the River Danube in Bavaria, Germany. The idea is to select various places and record the ambient sound. The Isar flows through very differing locations – mountains, rural and agricultural areas, industrial sites, towns and also Bavaria´s capital city, Munich, giving a rich and varied selection of ambient sounds Eventually each location will be online and marked on an Open Street Map. I´ll be posting more recently recorded locations in the next few days. This one is a bird reserve which is next to the Isar – it´s strictly not on the Isar, but it´s part of the general ecosystem. So sit back, close our eyes and listen to the birds and the occasional sound of humans in the Echinger bird reserve. By the way, use headphones if you have them, it sound better.

Dawn Chorus, Landshut, Germany


On the 19th of April I recorded the dawn chorus from my terrace. So I invite you to sit back and listen to the start of the day. By the way, it´s better wearing headphones.                  The Dawn Chorus

The Dawn Chorus, copyright: charles kenwright: www.openmind-images.com

The Dawn Chorus, copyright: charles kenwright: http://www.openmind-images.com

Let the birds sing