Dusk Chorus

An auditory odyssey into places of vanishing biodiversity.

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, researcher and eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi (also the film's writer) seeks to capture incredibly detailed 3D soundscapes as vital documents of a rain forest with among the highest biodiversities in the world. This is film as immersive auditory travelogue, seeking the voices of species whose calls may all too soon fall silent due to habitat loss and other anthropocene effects.

The film is a very special sound experience, especially in the cinema, and the elaboration with this new technology to register biodiversity on the basis of its sounds and thus protect it is a very unique affair.

Director(s): Nika Šaravanja, Alessandro d'Emilia
Script: David Monacchi
Production: Fragments of Extinction
Year: 2016
Duration: 60 min
Language (audio): Italian
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Italy
Shooting Locations: Ecuador


Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: biodiversity fossil fuel climate wilderness wildlife noise
Mentions: Amazonas Ecuador Yasuni National Park drought drought lack of rain biodiversity sounds 3D microphone technology frequencies oil extraction corporations Yuarani soundscapes rainforest rainforest lack of rain
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth

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