• Audubon Corkscrew Swamp

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp

2000: Naples, FL

A complex Non-Redundant Environmental Sounds Exhibit

Soundscape Designer: Wild Sanctuary

Working with natural sound recordist Bernie Krause, BBI developed a patented, non-redundant, computerized playback system, Intelligent Sound System TM, for the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp. This computerized system runs complex soundscapes with hundreds of individual speakers, creating dynamic impressions of nature, including crickets chirping and birds flying overhead.

Here is an example of what a control panel looks like for a soundscape system. Specifically, this is the control panel screen from the Pequot Village Exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum.

Another use for these systems are visual ID stations where the visitor can see an image of the animal that is vocalizing as the sound plays.