song of the sea caves

Astonishing beauty made richer by curious music.



The Apostle Islands red sandstone caves ripe for me to explore by kayak.

Reader Comments

  1. Dear A.,

    That was the most interesting and well-choreographed audio file to accompany your journey. I loved the tuneful organ pipes and percussive sounds. Amazing. I was in the Blue Grotto off Napoli years ago and it was rather like going thru those caves- minus
    the wonderful musical sounds to accompany us. Just the visual beauty. This is a keeper. Thanks so much for your time and talents here displayed.

    xoxo, M

  2. Sounds like an interesting environment for a little informal music-making, too. (Yes- I was vaguely thinking of Paul Horn’s Taj Mahal album of decades ago) Or would that be spoiling things? The natural music is indeed pretty interesting all by itself.

    BTW, what are you using for audio recording & editing? (Having been a rec. engineer, I have to ask!)

    1. Indeed! I am using my iPhone with Shure MV88. Editing was done on Ferrite. For this gig, I used the iPhone mic (except my voice) Absolutely I sang in the caves…and made a little percussion myself with my paddle. Tomorrow, I’ll play a bit on air along with Mendelssohn’s sea cave musical adventure.

      btw, a wee bit awkward to capture nat sound in 15 feet of very cold water, so I am pretty chuffed 🙂

  3. Glad I closed my eyes, as I could let my imagination run. I keep diving below the water, fascinated by the hidden passages, bridges, walls. All the unseen that create the seen and heard. Awesome metaphor.

    1. It is one of the most wondrous places I know and yet I was surprised that my companions were also taken by its sound. A total package!

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