360° Rainforest Listening Experience

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Listen to the mesmerizing nightly nature sounds of Odzala, Africa's biggest rainforest, under the stars of the Planetarium. This immersive 45-minute sound experience is based on over 100 hours of multichannel sound, captured by David Kamp in various locations in the rainforest. You'll be surrounded by the dense soundscape of the forest presented in pristine multichannel 3D sound. You'll hear the deep drones of elephants, a concert of frogs, countless birds and insects, and the sounds of the elements in one sonic journey. Close your eyes and you'll feel like you're there.
The project had it's sold out premiere and many additional nights at the amazing Zeiss Groß Planetarium Berlin, equipped with 49 speakers and 4 subwoofers.

20s audio collage/preview:

Next show : 23.03.2024

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The African rainforest in the Congo Basin at night is a symphony of sound, a cacophony of calls that echo through the darkness. From the treetops to the forest floor, the air is alive with the sounds of nature.

The first thing that catches your attention is the chorus of insects. Millions of crickets, cicadas, and katydids sing together in a deafening chorus. Their shrill chirps and buzzes fill the air, blending together into a continuous hum that seems to vibrate through your bones.

Beneath the insect choir, the sounds of the forest emerge. Frogs croak and trill in the ponds and streams, their voices carrying through the night air. Monkeys and other primates whoop and hoot in the distance, communicating with one another in their own language. The occasional screech of a bird of prey can be heard, as it swoops down to snatch its prey from the undergrowth.

Deeper in the forest, the sounds of rustling leaves and snapping branches betray the movement of larger creatures. Elephants and gorillas move through the trees, their massive forms making the ground shake with every step. The low rumble of their vocalizations can be felt as much as heard, adding a bass note to the symphony of the night.

As the night deepens, the sounds of the jungle reach a crescendo, with the thrumming of insects and the patter of raindrops blending into a mesmerizing rhythm. It’s a sensory experience that’s both exhilarating and hypnotic, a reminder of the African rainforest’s raw power and untamed beauty.

"When you’re in a rain forest, where the density and diversity of wildlife are the greatest, you will always hear critters entering the soundscape each day in a structured order, almost as if following Darwin’s timeline of evolution: insects first, then amphibians, then reptiles, then birds, then mammals.”

Bernie Krause

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50% of Studiokamp’s profits from this project are donated to environmental NGO’s active in rainforest and wildlife conservation, including the WWF, Rainforest Trust, African Parks and Greenpeace Africa.

Award for my Congo rainforest recordings (2017) by the Wildlife Sound Recording Society UK.

David Kamp’s Odzala sound recordings received awards from the UK’s acclaimed WSRS (Wildlife Sound Recording Society).

A Studiokamp immersive audio production

A big thank you to everyone who supported this project, especially:

Tales of Us, SPAC, Kovo NSondé, Tim Florian Horn, Monika Staesche, Jürgen Rienow

Image Credits: Scott Ramsay, David Kamp, Stiftung Planetarium Berlin