Sonic Wonders: Dolby Laboratories Releases First Album to Celebrate and Preserve the World’s Endangered Sounds

First Album Pays Homage to the Seven Sonic Wonders

In honor of World Climate Day, Dolby Laboratories has released the first album dedicated to the world’s seven most endangered sonic wonders. The album features a musical score by award-winning composer Nainita Desai and includes sounds collected by wildlife sound technician Chris Watson.

The seven sonic wonders featured in the album include the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, the dawn chorus of Lake Suvasvesi in Finland, the smiling hippopotamus in Kenya, the frog beats in Gamboa, Panama, the murmur of starlings in the United Kingdom, the whispers of a coral reef in the Sulu Sea, and the song of a humpback whale in the Caribbean Sea.

Dolby followed strict criteria to select these sounds, including epic natural beauty, endangerment, diversity and distribution, ecological importance, historical heritage, geographical location and embodiment of mystery. The album was mixed by Kurt Martinez with the aim of creating a deeper connection between listeners and Mother Nature. All royalties from this album will go to EarthPercent charity which offers music industry a way to support organizations with greatest impact in fighting climate change.

Nainita Desai expressed her excitement about working on this project saying “I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world and experience nature’s best sounds. We often overlook how important our planet’s sounds are compared to its sights but they truly complement each other.” Chris Watson added “I hope that these tracks will transport listeners to heart of these natural wonders.” Dolby Atmos technology is used to enhance this listening experience further.

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