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Composed and performed by Mike de Sousa

Piano · Strings · Woodwind

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A Place Of Life We Sense

The idea of a...
Composed and performed by Mike de Sousa

Piano · Strings · Woodwind

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A Place Of Life We Sense

The idea of a garden is complex, yet so easily experienced...

I ponder on what defines a garden, the gardener, on our need and love of gardens, and my experience of them, near and far.

Two gardens have shaped me. The garden where I live in Southern England, and a garden in Tuscany, Italy where I spent three months in late summer and autumn...

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Enjoy the music together with accompanying artwork and my thoughts:

http://www.100artworks.today/IlGiardino.html

To discover more about Mike visit his site at:

www.mikedesousa.com
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In every country lockdowns are progressively lifting but it seems that we still have to stay at home a bit longer,...
In every country lockdowns are progressively lifting but it seems that we still have to stay at home a bit longer, its still uncertain for our club scene.

Times are strange. We all have to push ourselves forward digitally in order to maintain a "Social DJ Life," which reveals how our social image and music are intrinsically connected; the status of a DJ becomes instantly meaningless without actual people gathering and communing through music.

With the overflowing amount of information, it is sometimes easy to get lost in an endless consumption of content.

I am of course, also part of this social media game, and thought a bit about what I wanted to present within these messy times, I decided to compile a mix of birds singing to help relaxation.

Now that cities are running at idle speed, nature is slowly coming back through unexpected forms:

Butterflies can live their life without getting hit by a car, plants are retaking what is theirs and birds fly and parade in front of us, not nagging us but just beautifully expressing their freedom.

This mix idealises my dream journey in nature after lockdown, with all its phases, from apprehension to hope.

I hope you, like me, enjoy the original singers of this world.

This includes a recording I made at the botanical garden of Melbourne when I toured Australia in May 2018.

Thank you
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In the hill rainforests of north-eastern Sabah, tiny Bornean Treehole Frogs (Metaphrynella sundana) call to create a...
In the hill rainforests of north-eastern Sabah, tiny Bornean Treehole Frogs (Metaphrynella sundana) call to create a magical nocturnal soundscape.

In order to make their calls as loud as possible, males of this species adjust the frequency of their 'toop' call to match the natural resonance of the small water-filled treehole they live inside. Often a number of males can be heard calling from different sized holes in the same area, creating a delightful soundscape of 'toop' notes at various pitches.
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Composed and performed by Mike de Sousa

Piano Improvisation

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As I hear I become. For all the words I write,...
Composed and performed by Mike de Sousa

Piano Improvisation

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As I hear I become. For all the words I write, music needs no thought.

To be well: to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

Caring at its most beautiful is for something or for someone other than myself.

With music, if I am open, I hear, I feel, and I become.

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Enjoy the music together with accompanying artwork and my thoughts:

http://www.100artworks.today/Be Well.html

To discover more about Mike visit his site at:

www.mikedesousa.com
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Sound Portrait of Olympic National Park, Washington, USA.

Features Pacific chorus frogs, a dawn chorus by the...
Sound Portrait of Olympic National Park, Washington, USA.

Features Pacific chorus frogs, a dawn chorus by the Hoh river, huge waves crashing on Rialto beach and a haunting howling sound recorded inside the hollow of a dead Sitka Spruce.
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As humans, we need trees in order to survive.
Therefore it is a no-brainer that we do our utmost to plant, protect...
As humans, we need trees in order to survive.
Therefore it is a no-brainer that we do our utmost to plant, protect and nurture them.
Unfortunately as a species we are doing the opposite.
We need to change our thinking and behaviour immediately if we are to survive as a species.
Happy National Tree Day! (28 July 2019)
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A vivid dawn chorus from the steamy forests of lowland West Papua. While the rainforest is still dark, Hooded...
A vivid dawn chorus from the steamy forests of lowland West Papua. While the rainforest is still dark, Hooded Butcherbirds sing melodic fluty phrases to welcome the new day. The calls of nocturnal frogs and insects gradually fade as other diurnal species become active. Other species heard on this track include Black-sided Robin, Grey Whistler, Triton Cockatoo and Lesser Bird-of-Paradise.
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Composed and performed by Mike de Sousa

Solo Violin, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, and Piano.

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Tide: the rise and...
Composed and performed by Mike de Sousa

Solo Violin, Strings, Woodwind, Brass, and Piano.

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Tide: the rise and fall of sea; a change of state, physical or emotional; a period of time.

I ponder on the beauty of the rise and fall of water, our contact with the force of moon, the spin of earth, and pull of sun.

I think of how love can be as endless in its movement dependent on another, of how I feel as creature of the shore, by nature washed between the land and sea.

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Enjoy the music together with an accompanying artwork:

http://www.100artworks.today/RisingTide.html

To discover more about Mike visit his site at:

www.mikedesousa.com
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For Piano, Strings, Oboe D'Amore, Bassoon, Piccolo, Trumpet, Woodwinds, and French Horns.

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The wren is a tiny...
For Piano, Strings, Oboe D'Amore, Bassoon, Piccolo, Trumpet, Woodwinds, and French Horns.

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The wren is a tiny bird and frequent visitor to my garden. As a child, my favourite coin was the farthing worth one quarter of a pre-decimal penny, and with a beautiful depiction of a wren on one side. That it was the lowest unit of currency that ceased to be used in the year of my birth made it all the more valuable.

The Rights of Living Things is a declaration that seeks to encourage thought about how we act with all kinds of life.

The music 'The Wren in Winter' supports the fifth article that asserts all life has the right to be regarded as important and potentially beneficial to the world.

http://www.therightsoflivingthings.earth/music.html

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Enjoy the music together with an accompanying poem and artwork:

http://www.100artworks.today/TheWrenInWinter.html

To discover more about Mike visit his site at:

www.mikedesousa.com
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For strings, piano, oboe d'amore, bassoon, trumpet, and percussion.

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With Life, Love

Life, this moment of our...
For strings, piano, oboe d'amore, bassoon, trumpet, and percussion.

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With Life, Love

Life, this moment of our here and now,
This place of all we ever are,
The time we share in this our touch of present near and far.
With peace revere this treasured place of sudden sound and light,
As once we play upon this earth with all that is with love unite.

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Enjoy the music together with my thoughts and the artwork:

http://www.100artworks.today/WithLifeLove.html

To discover more about Mike visit his site at:

www.mikedesousa.com
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6 Minute Mixdown of AMBINATOR Jungle Space "Jungle Camp"
We are not just at an ecological tipping point, but a social one, too. Brazil’s Indigenous people and the forests...
We are not just at an ecological tipping point, but a social one, too. Brazil’s Indigenous people and the forests they protect are facing annihilation.
If the Amazon rainforest alone is destroyed, the resulting carbon emissions could make it extremely difficult to limit global warming to less than two degrees. Burning fossil fuels is often seen as the only culprit in climate breakdown, but tropical deforestation is the second-largest source of carbon emissions in the world.
Even losing part of the Amazon could cause a tipping point where the forests no longer create enough rain to sustain themselves. This would cause droughts that would drive many species to extinction, devastate farming in the region and likely cause further violence.
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In the Australian winter, Pied Currawongs often form flocks and search out fruiting trees to raid. I set up my...
In the Australian winter, Pied Currawongs often form flocks and search out fruiting trees to raid. I set up my recording gear in front of a native Lilli Pilli tree in full fruit, and it was only a matter of time before the currawongs arrived and enjoyed one of their winter parties!
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This is a sample from the album 'Cape York: Melaleuca Swamp', recorded on the the edge of a remote melaleuca...
This is a sample from the album 'Cape York: Melaleuca Swamp', recorded on the the edge of a remote melaleuca (paperbark) swamp in Cape York, far northern Australia. The microphones were placed near the edge of the wetland, adjacent to dry tropical woodland and with an open lilypad-covered lagoon in the background. Throughout the album there is a nice natural mix of early morning sounds from wetland and woodland species in this unique landscape.

https://wildambience.com/albums/cape-york-melaleuca-swamp/
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In 15 years recording at Stossel creek in Washington I have never heard Pacific chorus frogs singing this early!
I...
In 15 years recording at Stossel creek in Washington I have never heard Pacific chorus frogs singing this early!
I have extensive data of this site, this is an audio box that is left bungie-corded to a tree at the side of a pond.
Signs of global changes right here!
Recordist: martyn stewart
Recorder: Wildlife acoustics
Location: Stossel creek road
Date: February 12th 2017
Temp: 37f
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3 minute audio sample from the 79 minute nature sound album; "The Whistlers of Kolombangara", available for download...
3 minute audio sample from the 79 minute nature sound album; "The Whistlers of Kolombangara", available for download from http://www.listeningearth.com/LE/product.php?id=110

The song of the Golden Whistlers of the Solomon Islands is one of nature's marvels.

This recording takes you to the island of Kolombangara to experience their melodic, rhythmic (and very loud!) voices reverberating through the rainforests that cloak the island's volcanic flanks.

We begin predawn, with a hypnotic chorus of frogs and insects in the tropical night. Suddenly a Whistler breaks the calm with an exuberant ripple of sound that sends a shiver up the spine. From then on there's no stopping him, as he pours out a sequence of percussive melodies at high volume.

As the day moves on, the whistlers ease back, and a variety of birdsong filters down from the forest canopy - Lorikeets, Mynahs, Flycatchers, Hornbills, White-eyes, Pigeons, Cockatoos - along with the gentle buzz of diurnal insects.

With the afternoon, we hear one of the other unusual voices of these forests; the harsh growls and booming calls of the Buff-headed Coucal. A Whistler gives some last calls as the light begins to fade and the electric vibration of dusk cicadas fills the air. After dark, the forest is filled with frogs once again, this time a multitude of chiming 'Koni' frogs.
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striped marsh frogs/northern banjo frog/aquatic life wet season in the kroombit mountains, qld february, 2016
I made an early start this morning, arriving at the Royal National Park by 5am. Still dark and quiet, I walked down...
I made an early start this morning, arriving at the Royal National Park by 5am. Still dark and quiet, I walked down Lady Carrington Drive and soon heard the distinctive call of a Powerful Owl (Ninox S
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