So this was floating around Facebook last week. I listened and was amazed. Basically, a man named Jim Wilson recorded crickets. Then he slowed it down… and it sounded like this.
No human voices, no instruments.
Click here to go to the video. Pretty awesome!
This is what was written below the You Tube Video:
Want to hear something magical? Experimental director, composer and playwright Jim Wilson recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear is the crickets themselves. There are two tracks, one is played at regular speed and the other is the slowed version. The singing you hear are the crickets only. No instruments or voices were added.
“The first time I heard it… I swore I was listening to the Vienna Boys Choir, or the Mormon Tabernacle choir. It has a four-part harmony it is a swaying choral panorama. No effects have been added of any kind except that they changed the speed of the tape. The sound is so haunting. I played it for Charlie Musselwhite and he looked at me as if I pulled a Leprechaun out of my pocket.” Tom Waite.
Originally recorded by Jim Wilson and David Carson in 1992, Jim slowed down the original cricket song to match and mirror the lifespan of the average human being. The result is a work that induces an atmosphere of peace, serenity and healing, all courtesy of Mother Nature’s Crickets. http://changethelifechannel.blogspot…. /10/audio-crickets-audio-recording-slowed.html
Soundcloud One Hour Recording: ?https://soundcloud.com/tags/crickets
Listening to this recording it sounds like females voices to me with a male chorus in the background, singing in the eight-tone scale, like I would call in musical terms, an interlude and then another chorus part. I feel so humbled after hearing this recording, more than I ever have before. -Bonnie Jo Hunt. http://hearingvoices.com/webwork/mcvi…
Crickets actually produce different calls for different purposes. The calling song, which may be heard for distances up to a mile, helps the female find the male. Once she is near, the male switches to a courtship song to convince her to mate with him. And, in some cases, the male also sings a post-copulation celebratory song. How do crickets produce sound? ?http://insects.about.com/od/grasshopp…
? NOTE: Dave D’Aranjo slowed down cricket recording: https://soundcloud.com/darangatang/da…
—————- I usually hear the last lonely cricket chirp in mid-November. Crickets die with the frost and their offspring winter over as eggs. Cicadas leave this realm before that, late September or early October, it depends how cold it gets at night in the Northeast United States. Cicadas are more vulnerable to the cold than crickets. Personally, I love their chirps and always have. It is the males’ chirp you hear by rubbing or stridulate, or chirping, however, some female crickets chirp as well.
Did you know in China and other Asian countries, crickets are considered good luck, and are often kept as pets in specially-designed cages? Some European traditions hold that a cricket chirping in the house is a sign of future prosperity. Now that can be annoying because when they get in the house and chirp – it’s loud. .
I could not find good quality HD photos of crickets and had to include grasshoppers which are related to crickets as are locust. Many of the slides in this video were created by me in Proshow Producer. .
All God’s Creatures have a place in the choir. Many thanks to Jim Wilson and David Carson. And thank you the viewer for watching. Ambriel – HKzW / AquarielCharm http://www.youtube.com/user/aquarielc… http://holykaw.alltop.com/listen-to-t…