Dawn Chorus New Zealand

by Ray Parkes

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Recorded at Milnthorpe, South Island, NZ between 5 am and 6 which is before the cicadas wake up. There is a rusty cricket fairly close to the mic. The loud birds are Tuis. Miilnthorpe is on the coast and the piping sounds are oyster catchers.


released February 5, 2014



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Ray Parkes

My music expresses my love for wild places but I use a mix of synthetic and natural instruments interwoven intimately together. I am unbiased as to how and what sounds I use. Imagination is the key. I like to mix the traditional with the avant garde, ancient with very modern. The hybrids this process creates are emotive and interesting. ... more

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