Ontario Wavescape

1 track, 66 mins. (Compact Disc Version available here)


ONTARIO WAVESCAPE features the sounds of gentle waves washing against stones along the Lake Ontario shoreline in early autumn, set against a mesmerizing chorus of trilling and chirping crickets. A light breeze comes and goes, sometimes creating a soft enveloping whoosh as the wind excites the leaves of trees along the shoreline. This serene recording is perfect for meditation and for falling asleep.

TRACK DESCRIPTION (play at low volume for the most natural effect):

Gentle Waves & Insects (66:00) The wave action is gentle, with intermittent spurts of activity coinciding with light breezes. At times, the wind excites the leaves of trees along the shoreline, producing a soft whoosh that grows in volume and then fades, adding to the relaxing quality of the recording. In the background, listen for the pulsating chirps of Snowy Tree Crickets set against a continuous chorus of other species of tree crickets and ground crickets. 9-10pm, 29 August 2014, Robert G. Wehle State Park, near Henderson, New York. © Lang Elliott.

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Notes by Lang Elliott

lang_500-300x300Every year in late summer or early autumn, I go on a “retreat” with friends to the shore of Lake Ontario in upper New York state. We rent a cottage and spend the week relaxing, hiking, swimming, biking, and canoeing. I’ve done this several times and I always make a special effort to record the nighttime wavescape, along with the cricket chorus. Usually, the wave action is fairly excited and the wave noise is a bit overwhelming. But during my visit in 2014, there was an evening that was near-calm … just a light breeze coming and then going, and very little wave action. I began recording shortly after dusk and was pleased to get a little more than an hour before the wind suddenly picked up and waves got bigger and louder. This is one of my favorite wavescape recordings … relaxing and gentle, perfect for meditation or going to sleep.

Product Publication Information

Title: Ontario Wavescape
Type: Pure Nature Soundscapes (stereo/binaural)
Length: 1 track, 66 minutes
Format: MP3 (256kbps) and FLAC digital downloads, On-demand Compact Disc
Download File Name: ontario_wavescape.zip (127 megabytes); ontario_wavescape_flac.zip (405 megabytes)
Date Published: February 2013
Recordist: Lang Elliott
Copyright: “Ontario Wavescape” © 2013 Lang Elliott, Music of Nature, All Rights Reserved (note: each track is individually copyrighted by the person who recorded the track).
Cover Photos: Lake Ontario sunset © Lang Elliott


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