Voices of the Amazon

Portrait of the Amazon – A World of SoundCelebrating three decades of Pulse of the Planet, here’s a program from our archives.Music; Ambience: Amazonian RainforestJM: For the next few minutes, join us on a journey in sound. Let the sounds that you’re about to hear transport you to the depths of the Amazonian Rainforest. I’m Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet.JM: The brief twilight commenced, and the sounds of life came from the vegetation around. The whirring of cicadas and a vast number and variety of field crickets and grasshoppers, each species sounding its peculiar note, all blended together in one continuous ringing sound – the audible expression of the teeming profusion of Nature. JM: “As night came on, many species of frogs and toads joined in the chorus, and created an almost deafening din. This uproar of life never wholly ceased, night or day: in course of time I became accustomed to it.”JM: The words are from Henry Walter Bates, naturalist and explorer of the Amazon; sounds from Connie Kieltyka. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Voices of the Amazon

The Amazonian Rainforest s alive with sound. This archival program is part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration.
Air Date:05/29/2018
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Portrait of the Amazon - A World of SoundCelebrating three decades of Pulse of the Planet, here's a program from our archives.Music; Ambience: Amazonian RainforestJM: For the next few minutes, join us on a journey in sound. Let the sounds that you're about to hear transport you to the depths of the Amazonian Rainforest. I'm Jim Metzner, and this is the Pulse of the Planet.JM: The brief twilight commenced, and the sounds of life came from the vegetation around. The whirring of cicadas and a vast number and variety of field crickets and grasshoppers, each species sounding its peculiar note, all blended together in one continuous ringing sound - the audible expression of the teeming profusion of Nature. JM: "As night came on, many species of frogs and toads joined in the chorus, and created an almost deafening din. This uproar of life never wholly ceased, night or day: in course of time I became accustomed to it."JM: The words are from Henry Walter Bates, naturalist and explorer of the Amazon; sounds from Connie Kieltyka. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration. Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.