Wake Up and Hear the Roses

Series produced by Ed Herrmann

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2-3 minute soundscapes, from nature and the imagination

Devoted to the pleasure of listening to interesting sounds, each piece immerses the listener in a unique soundscape.

The format is simple: 10-20 second introduction and conclusion surround a two minute soundscape. The tone is light, upbeat, and sometimes humorous. The pieces can be used in any order, individually or as a series.

The pieces generally fall into these categories:

Nature sound (Summer Insects, Spring Peepers, Gualala Frogs, Thai Dawn, Kauai Birds)

Electronic fantasy (Can of Worms, Ice Drip, Inner Skin, Pink & Yellow, Wind Theory, How do mushrooms know when to grow?)

Acoustic fantasy (Jazz from Enceladus)

Urban soundscape (Yoyogi Park, like it's 1999)

Listening-in-a-hurry (Bach Preludes & Fugues all at once, Wagner's Tristan in three minutes).

Some feature mock scientific explanations (Wind Theory & Jazz from Enceladus).

The series was created as a podcast and has generated an enthusiastic following on several continents. New episodes will continue to be available on PRX. Hide full description

Devoted to the pleasure of listening to interesting sounds, each piece immerses the listener in a unique soundscape. The format is simple: 10-20 second introduction and conclusion surround a two minute soundscape. The tone is light, upbeat, and sometimes humorous. The pieces can be used in any order, individually or as a series. The pieces generally fall into these categories: Nature sound (Summer Insects, Spring Peepers, Gualala Frogs, Thai Dawn, Kauai Birds) Electronic fantasy (Can of Worms, Ice Drip, Inner Skin, Pink & Yellow, Wind Theory, How do mushrooms know when to grow?) Acoustic fantasy (Jazz from Enceladus) Urban soundscape (Yoyogi Park, like it's 1999) Listening-in-a-hurry (Bach Preludes & Fugues all at once, Wagner's Tristan in three minutes). Some feature mock... Show full description


17 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A sound postcard from Antillanca, a ski resort in Chile. It's summer, so only the animals are there.

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Jul 23, 2010
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Imagine your skin as a giant ear. What does your skin hear while you're sleeping?

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Jul 22, 2010
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 1
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A cacophony of birdsong greets the dawn in Kauai, Hawaii.

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Jul 21, 2010
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Soothing sounds from the short lived singers of summer - cicadas, crickets, and grasshoppers.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Jul 20, 2010
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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the sound of ice dripping

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Jul 19, 2010
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 1
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true sound from the dawn of the new millennium

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Oct 31, 2006
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Act 3 of Wagner's opera in three minutes

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Oct 18, 2006
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Act 2 of Wagner's opera in three minutes

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Oct 02, 2006
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Act 1 of Wagner's opera in three minutes!

Bought by PRX to iTunes and WBEZ


  • Added: Sep 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 2
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the sound of a new explanation of the universe

Bought by PRX to iTunes and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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all 24 fuges from the Well Tempered Clavier at once!

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
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frogs sing near Lake Michigan

Bought by PRX to iTunes and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 2
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visitors flock to hear the chimes of Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

Bought by PRX to iTunes and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 2
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all 24 preludes from the Well Tempered Clavier at once!

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 1
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what's hot on Saturn's tiny moon

Bought by PRX to iTunes and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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frogs along the Pacific Coast in Northern California

Bought by KZYX, KUT, PRX to iTunes, PRX Remix, and KZYX


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 5
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dawn birds in the hills of northern Thailand

Bought by PRX to iTunes and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 12, 2006
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 2