Welcome to Sian Ka'an, Mexico
Biosphere Soundscapes is an interdisciplinary project aimed at raising awareness about the unique sonic environments found in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Earlier this year, Biosphere Soundscapes announced a call for participating in a 10-day residency in Sian Ka’an. Sian Ka'an is a natural reserve located on the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula, home of many archaeological sites dating back from the Maya era... and of a remarkably rich number of bird species!
My project - recording sounds for this website - did not make the call. Too bad. Fortunately, Félix Blume — someone I already knew — was among the selected candidates. Félix is an amazing sound engineer who has the audacity to put many of his admirable soundtracks in the public domain. When Félix came back from Sian Ka'an, he kindly agreed to share his recordings with us. Thank you, Félix!