Sonic Tribute to Endangered Wonders: Dolby Laboratories Celebrates World Climate Day with New Album.

First Album Pays Homage to the Seven Sonic Wonders

In honor of World Climate Day, Dolby Laboratories has created the first album that pays tribute to seven endangered sonic wonders. The album was composed by award-winning composer Nainita Desai and features a collaboration with wildlife sounds technician Chris Watson, who has worked on shows like Life and the BBC.

The seven sonic wonders featured in the album include the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, the dawn chorus of Lake Suvasvesi in Finland, the smiling hippopotamus in Kenya, the frog beats in Gamboa, Panama, the murmur of starlings in the United Kingdom, the whispers of a coral reef in the Sulu Sea, and the song of a humpback whale in the Caribbean Sea.

Dolby used similar criteria to choose these sounds as they did when selecting the Seven Natural Wonders. These included epic natural beauty, endangered natural sounds, diversity and distribution, ecological importance, historical heritage, geographical location, and embodying a sense of mystery. The album was mixed by Kurt Martinez with the aim of forging a deeper connection between listeners and Mother Nature.

Royalties from this album will go to EarthPercent, a charity that offers music industry members an opportunity to support organizations with significant impact in their fight against climate change. Nainita Desai expressed her excitement about working with Dolby on this project: “I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world and experience nature’s best sounds. While we often overlook nature’s auditory gifts compared to its visual offerings, they are just as important.” Chris Watson added: “I hope that these tracks can transport listeners into these natural wonders.” Dolby Atmos technology helps make this possible.

Overall, this unique and powerful album serves as a reminder of our responsibility to protect these precious sonic wonders for future generations while also highlighting their immense value and beauty.

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