Hear the World’s Endangered Sonic Wonders: Dolby Laboratories and EarthPercent team up for a musical tribute

First Album Pays Homage to the Seven Sonic Wonders

Dolby Laboratories has created the first album to pay tribute to the world’s seven most endangered sonic wonders. The album, “Seven Sonic Wonders,” was created in collaboration with wildlife sound technician Chris Watson and award-winning composer Nainita Desai, who have worked together on various projects in the past.

The criteria used to select these sonic wonders were based on the same factors as those used to choose the Seven Natural Wonders: epic natural beauty, diversity and distribution, ecological importance, historical heritage, geographical location, and embodiment of mystery. These seven sounds include Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, dawn chorus of Lake Suvasvesi in Finland, smiling hippopotamus in Kenya, frog beats in Gamboa in Panama, murmur of starlings in the United Kingdom, whispers of a coral reef in the Sulu Sea and song of a humpback whale in the Caribbean Sea.

Nainita Desai expressed her excitement about working with Dolby on this project saying “I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world and hear nature’s best sounds. We often forget how much joy we get from hearing nature’s music but it truly complements our visual experience.” Chris Watson added that he hopes listeners can connect with these natural wonders through these tracks and appreciate their beauty and importance.

“Seven Sonic Wonders” was mixed by Kurt Martinez with the goal of creating a deeper connection between listeners and Mother Nature. The royalties from this album will go towards EarthPercent charity which provides organizations that have a significant impact on fighting climate change. This is not only a tribute to these endangered sounds but also serves as an awareness campaign for conservation efforts around the world.

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