Sounding the Endangered Wonders: Dolby’s “Seven Sonic Wonders” Album

First Album Pays Homage to the Seven Sonic Wonders

Dolby Laboratories has created the first album that pays tribute to the seven sonic wonders endangered. The album, “Seven Sonic Wonders,” was created in collaboration with wildlife sounds technician Chris Watson and award-winning composer Nainita Desai. The album features the sound of the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, the dawn chorus of Lake Suvasvesi in Finland, the smiling hippopotamus in Kenya, the frog beats in Gamboa in 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.

The criteria that Dolby followed to choose these sounds were similar to those they used for their Seven Natural Wonders project. The selected sounds were chosen for their epic natural beauty, diversity and distribution, ecological importance, historical heritage, geographical location and embodying mystery.

Nainita Desai expressed her excitement about working on this project stating “I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world and experience nature’s best sounds. We often overlook how important these sounds are to our connection with Mother Nature.” Chris Watson added that he hopes that by listening to these tracks it will transport listeners directly into these natural wonders.

Dolby Atmos was used to mix this album with an aim of creating a deeper connection between listeners and Mother Nature. All proceeds from this album go towards EarthPercent charity which offers music industry a way to support organizations working on climate change.

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