Nature Maestro Rainforest Day is reviewed in the January 13, 2016, edition of “Sierra,” an online magazine of the Sierra Club. In her article “The Best Nature Apps for Kids,” Reviewer Aliyah Kovner went straight to the heart of Nature Maestro: “After just a few minutes of play, parents and children will create a richly layered soundscape that transports listeners into the heart of the tropics.”
In honor of Earth Day, Dennis Hysom, field recordist and composer, presents “Earth in Concert” at the Sebastopol Regional Library. He will talk about his experiences recording in North and Central America, being still in nature, listening closely, and the nature of sound. He will demonstrate field recording equipment and techniques, play animal and weather sounds from Costa Rican rainforests, Louisiana bayous, Dakota prairies, the Caribbean, and Alaska’s Glacier Bay, and lead a participatory “Identify that Animal!” activity. He will also discuss the creation of Nature Maestro, mobile iOS apps for environmental education that incorporate sounds from his extensive library. Hysom has composed many music and nature albums and a major motion picture ambience using these sounds. On Earth Day April 22, the Nature Maestro Rainforest Day app for iPad will be free for download from the iTunes App Store. To learn more about Dennis’s projects, visit http://earthinconcert.com & http://naturemaestro.com
Our first five educational iOS apps are launched! Check them out on our Nature Maestro website or in our Earth in Concert page on the iTunes App Store. These audio-rich apps empower you to learn through sound.
We’re thrilled to launch Nature Maestro Rainforest Day, the first in our family of educational apps for iPad. We created the Nature Maestro® platform to share the rich library of nature recordings that Dennis has made in many of Earth’s great places. Now we’re chortling with glee, howling with delight, humming with happiness, and fluttering with joy to give Rainforest Day its wings.
Soon to follow will be Rainforest Night, Glacier Bay, and Expedition. We hope you’ll stay on our list to hear the latest and spread the word!