March 28, 2024

Black Cormorants

The Great Black Cormorant Chant

«April 18, 05:45, Lake Petres, Amyntaio, Greece.
Perched upon a modest hill, I survey the landscape before me, where leafless trees stand in front of a serene lake.
A congregation of cormorants occupies the branches of these trees. My elevated position on the hill resembles of an amphitheater. The sound, enveloping me, appears to lack a discernible center. The sound, enveloping me, conjures images of a boat navigating the waves.»

Dawn Chorus

IHab158. IAN ANDREWS - Dawn chrous, before the fires

«Recorded at Den Road, Mooral Creek in the Birpai (Biripi) Nation, Mid North Coast NSW, Australia in December 2010, very close to the earliest sunrise of the year.
The recordings reflect the birdlife at this site before the devastating bushfires of 2012 and the ‘Black Summer’ fires of 2019-20.»

July 03, 2023

Amalgamation of Sounds


«ALBUM 2023 is composed with unedited field recordings made over the past few years around my home in southern Denmark and while traveling in Europe and abroad.»

Aguas de Uruguay

IHab156. FACUNDO G. AGUIRRE - Aguas de Colonia

«Recordings of a trip made in May 2018 to Colonia de Sacramento, República Oriental del Uruguay, using a mobile phone (Microsoft Lumia 640) directly from the internal microphone, processed in personal studio between the years 2020 and 2022.»



«Based on field recordings captured with contact microphones in the region of Parc del Garraf in Catalunya, in August of 2022. It emerges from the listening and the encounters of the entities in the site and their interaction.
Transductions of cicadas, roots, ants, trunks, branches, soil and wind through piezoelectricity and geophony; it explores close vibrations, inaudible or apparent, therefore amplifying the perception of the encounter.»

December 05, 2022


IHab154. YAMA YUKI - Tufan

«For this work I used solely the sounds of a typhoon that I experienced over the summer. That day, I recorded what happened during the 24 hours from the arrival of the typhoon, then, I composed a track upon these materials.
The strong winds caused abrupt changes in the soundscape, hitting the surface of things outside. Rain washed over the streets, water flew rapidly, and insects seemed to respond to the surrounding noises with their singing.»


Clandestinidad no es sinónimo de maltrato

«Among the hustle and bustle, the revelry, the vallenatos (popular music of the Colombian Caribbean), the bets, the games... the confrontations with death took place on a night of cockfighting inside the Pringamosa, a cockfighting club that ceased to exist a couple of years ago.»


IHab152. RODRIGO BARUCH - Ruido abajo

"What we hear on this album is not just natural noise, since the recording device also adds its own noise, which is what we receive/perceive at the moment of capturing this record. In rural areas we can become more aware of the acoustic environment when those high urban decibels have dropped, when our ears are emptied of those saturations of noise environment of the city, to then hear a "hum", now yes, more attenuated."

May 31, 2022


IHab151. DAVID PRESCOTT-STEED - 20 21 22

"This field recording of fireworks was made from my backyard in the Melbourne suburb of Pascoe Vale in earshot of various 2021/22 New Year celebrations."


Tardidae soundprint

"Turdidae soundprint is a dawn chorus mono channel field recording from Villa El Dorado, an urban area in Vitacura, Santiago, Chile."


IHab148. SRTN - Lamar

"The Lamar album proposes the creation of a non-existent sea, a sound fiction made from the superimposition of two soundscape recordings."

August 31, 2021

Cable cars

IHab148. ALMA LAPRIDA - Teleférico

"Recordings of cable cars and its surroundings made in january 2013.
Riding and recording cable cars and chairlifts in the surroundings of San Carlos de Bariloche, in the Argentinean Patagonia, saved me from a disastrous trip. Suspended in the air with my headphones on, I looked at the mountains and imagined their shapes as sound waves."

Creating memories

Self-portrait as a Meditation on Someone Else

“There is nothing “pure” about this piece - rarely is a sound truly heard in isolation - but this is also the experience of memory, and our selective, yet never clear recollections of past."

March 23, 2021

Storm Mountain

IHab146. SAMUEL SAHLIEH - Arashiyama

“Arashiyama is an evening walk along the banks of the Katsura River. Recorded in September 2016 in Kyoto, Japan."

On the road

IHab145. DOMINIC RAZLAFF - Unterwegs

“I recorded this in the woods (Timmerlaher Busch), and in a little nature reserve and village called Riddagshausen, in my hometown of Braunschweig, Germany."

The Sound of Objects

IHab144. COLIN FRANK - Sounding the Weight of an Object

"This album was recorded over the course of 2018 in outdoor locations across Eastern Canada (Ottawa, Montreal, and the small town of Wingham) and in the town of Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire."

October 28, 2020

WLD 2020

World Listening Day 2020 - Lambley Dumbles

“We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved... (Our) inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it...”
Shoghi Effendi, 1933.

Off Fire

IHab142. SRTN - Rastros Tierra del Fuego

The immensity of an apparently empty, desolate landscape that evokes abandonment, loneliness and also a place whose history is blood stained by human ambition, is exposed here through various audio recordings, made at the end of 2017 in Russfin, Tierra del Fuego.

July 14, 2020

Ir de baile

Bailes Chinos Zona Central

Field recordings made in December 2019, in Las Palmas de Alvarado, Olmué, Marga Marga Province, Central Zone, Chile.


IHab140. S - Glottocronologia

In the process, individuals began to move without noticing, into bubbles that isolated them from enormous amounts of other information.
They only heard and saw what they liked. Recorded in Milano at Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli on September 21st 2019.

High Rio

IHab139. VERÓNICA CERROTTA - Campos de Altitud

Field recordings made between February and June 2019 in the Fazenda São João and the Catete neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Holy water

IHab138. LUÍS ANTERO - O Rio / The River, Vol.5

This sound work is part of the series "O Rio", a project of sound archiving and documentation of the Alvoco River in Portugal, which has been released by Impulsive Habitat since 2012.

December 12, 2018

Through the seasons

The elongated Path

The five pieces making up The Elongated Path, bear the sometimes overt and sometimes covert influences of the three seasons of winter, spring and summer. The pieces were constructed of composed and improvised double bass performances from January and June, 2017, to which were added electric guitar and electronics as well as field recordings taken at the Rice River Center in March, 2016 and July, 2017.

Everyday poetry

IHab136. JOHN COLLINS McCORMICK - No most fatigue

"No Most Fatigue" combines field recordings made on an iPhone over the past five years, with light synthesis. The project acts like sonic snapshots of friends and relatives, places and moments. The title relates to the way I've composed these pieces in that some choices are nonsensical while others follow a trajectory of comparison or similarities. The pieces operate like poetry made from sounds of memories.

September 29, 2018

1.7-30 Mhz

IHab135. JUAN JOSÉ CALARCO - espectro

'Espectro' (spanish) stands for both spectrum as radio-frequency spectrum and spectre as a ghostly presence.

All sounds comes from shortwave and LF radio transmissions, mostly untreated, even what it sounds like some morning birds comes from intriguing broadcasts like boat communications, time signals, number stations and other mysterious sources.

Includes special photo document by Cristian Espinoza.

May 31, 2018


IHab134. PHIL MAGUIRE - [bitdrip]

Two recordings of rain. Digital recorder in a box.
Audio interface with empty inputs.

March 10, 2018


IHab133. JAVIER PIÑANGO - Tránsito oscilado

This work, as it also happens in all my previous albums, was based on the compulsive use of the Korg MS-20.



Neblina (mist) was born after a series of resonant photographs imagined by both executors, a kind of experimental sonorous film.

December 15, 2017

Flying away

IHab131. JUAN ANTONIO NIETO - Airports & Hotels

Airports & Hotels is a compilation of the sounds I have found in the trips I have made in recent years.

The sources of these sounds are field recordings made at different airports, on airplanes and in hotels. In these last ones the recordings are improvisations with the elements that I found in them and their different stays. These recordings were made with the windows open to capture the sounds of the outside, rain, traffic, people talking, etc.
- Juan Antonio Nieto

September 20, 2017

Burning chrome

Trash fires gutter in steel canister

This album is a result of an improvisation session at David's studio where Juan José used DIY synthesisers and David acoustically performed with a number of objets, contact microphones, transducers and a sub woofer.

August 15, 2017

Before and/or during

IHab130. UNA LEE - in Transit: [& transitions]

When before and/or during traveling for work, not always feeling exactly excited, taking sound recordings or better described as listening to the environment through a sound recording device in a concentrated form is helpful to me in calming myself down and making me feel safe. This 31 minute long composition consists of 12 sound recordings taken over the course of 5 days in 3 countries, 6 cities and 3 houses between 2 homes of mine via 1 international airspace. The recordings are primarily simply juxtaposed after one another, somewhat depicting the last intercontinental journey that I’ve made, which was long and subsequently made me restless.

June 29, 2017



Composed by Christopher McFall.

May 30, 2017

Acoustic cardiogram

IHab128. VITALY MAKLAKOV - Laundry Day

This album is an acoustic cardiogram from one of the many summer days that I spent in my native village of Malyi Atyazh
in the trans-Ural region.

March 10, 2017


IHab127. CHRIS LYNN - Qixia

Qixia is a collection of audible views that explore the Qixia district in Nanjing, China.


. C. REIDER - Anent

Listening events recorded either with Zoom H4n or iPhone 4.
Mostly 2015-2016, though Sky Puppet is from 2013.


. LUÍS ANTERO - O rio / The river, Vol. 4

Initially, the ambient and hypnotic sound produced by Luís Antero presages a trip to a sound record that has as narrative the sounds, history and stories of the region of the mountain range. Thus, in this sequence, the phonographic material becomes, in a certain way, an almost cinematographic record that has as a film the evocation of the past - without ever forgetting the present - and the oral history of the narrators that give life to people again camouflaging them.
-Alexandre Relvas


. A.J. HOLMES - Robin Hood Gardens - Tour

Robin Hood Gardens, is a residential housing estate in Poplar, London designed in the late 1960s by architects Alison and Peter Smithson completed in 1972 and now scheduled for demolition.

Clock hand movement

. MANUEL CALURANO - Ciclos sonoros

Listening is one of the best experiences which make us aware of the complex nature of time and of our relationship with it. It also helps us to understand time itself, in the sense that it may be altered by different kind of stimuli. It is by means of the clock hand movement, or by the division of time in days, weeks, months, years, and so on, that we can create an almost unalterable plot which prevents us from our own subjectivity.
-Xoán-Xil López


ALBUM 2023

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