This week I’ve been looking for interesting sounds to use in a music project. First is a recording of the Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia. The organ was designed by Nikola Bašić and opened in 2005. It uses wind and wave power to continuously play a system of polyethylene pipes.
Second, I found a recording of the erruption of Mt St Helens made in 1980. It is the information about the recording that makes it interesting. The recording was made 140 miles from the volcano and you hear several low-frequency thuds — these were shock waves from the erruption that bounced back from different layers in the atmosphere.
And this sample of some innocently boiling puree just sounds unpleasant!
The Freesound Project is a “collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds”.