Signature Sounds

Signature Sounds
Music
Ambiance: Coqui Frog Calls 97.7.7 @ 10AN, Bigben.wav, Mex 1A 551-560N

Chicago has the blues, New Orleans is famous for jazz, but can other sounds besides music help define a place? I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

We’re listening to the sound of coqui frogs. They’re found primarily in Puerto Rico, so you could say these calls are a signature sound a sound that’s unique to a particular place. Signature sounds can be environmental or man-made. At the end of this program we’re going to give you the opportunity to send in a signature sound from where you live, so please stay tuned.

What’s an example of a man-made signature sound? Big Ben might represent the sound of London.

Here’s a signature sound of Mexico City – the unique way that traffic policemen blow their whistles there.

Is there a signature sound from where you live? It could be something from your community, or even your house or apartment. Is there a recognizable sound that’s unique to your household maybe it’s a creaking door or an heirloom music box. Or, perhaps you know of a signature from somewhere else in the world. Either way, we want to hear from you. Visit our website, pulseplanet.com and check out ‘This Month’s Feature Story’ for instructions on how to send us your sounds. We plan to select a few sounds to air on a future Pulse of the Planet program. If your sound is selected, we’ll send you a copy of our CD, which includes over thirty extraordinary sounds. The deadline to send in sounds is March 31st. Go to Pulseplanet.com and click on ‘This Month’s Feature Story’.

Pulse of the Planet is presented by the National Science Foundation. I’m Jim Metzner.

Signature Sounds

Signature Sounds: Can a home, city or country be defined by a certain sound?
Air Date:03/19/2012
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Signature Sounds
Music
Ambiance: Coqui Frog Calls 97.7.7 @ 10AN, Bigben.wav, Mex 1A 551-560N

Chicago has the blues, New Orleans is famous for jazz, but can other sounds besides music help define a place? I'm Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

We're listening to the sound of coqui frogs. They're found primarily in Puerto Rico, so you could say these calls are a signature sound a sound that's unique to a particular place. Signature sounds can be environmental or man-made. At the end of this program we're going to give you the opportunity to send in a signature sound from where you live, so please stay tuned.

What's an example of a man-made signature sound? Big Ben might represent the sound of London.

Here's a signature sound of Mexico City - the unique way that traffic policemen blow their whistles there.

Is there a signature sound from where you live? It could be something from your community, or even your house or apartment. Is there a recognizable sound that's unique to your household maybe it's a creaking door or an heirloom music box. Or, perhaps you know of a signature from somewhere else in the world. Either way, we want to hear from you. Visit our website, pulseplanet.com and check out 'This Month's Feature Story' for instructions on how to send us your sounds. We plan to select a few sounds to air on a future Pulse of the Planet program. If your sound is selected, we'll send you a copy of our CD, which includes over thirty extraordinary sounds. The deadline to send in sounds is March 31st. Go to Pulseplanet.com and click on 'This Month's Feature Story'.

Pulse of the Planet is presented by the National Science Foundation. I'm Jim Metzner.