Jungle of Sound

Multitude of effects create the impression of a rainforest.

Ääniviidakko (Jungle of Sound) is a generative and synthetic rainforest/jungle soundscape installation. It was created for the chill out space of Manaus techno party, held in Helsinki. It was not possible to sonically separate the chill out space very well from the main stage, and it would have been futile to have a DJ there.

The totality consists of eight separate layers, which are in constant tranformation and rhythmically independend of each other. No natural sounds have been used as the source. A few irrelevant rhythmical and melodious elements are driven through a multitude of effects, which create a jungle-like soundscape, which never repeats itself.

The cycles are quite long, and the soundscape goes through impressions of night and day, relaxation and activity. On top of that stochastic midi generators drive a few software synthesizers, which simulate wind and water-like noises.

A collage of real jungle and rainforest sounds is used as a secondary source to liven up the synthetic main composition. These are mainly birds, which at times rise up to be heard.

Realized with Plogue Bidule

2008 Manaus party chill out area, Helsinki

By Janne Särkelä

Sanara Creations is the professional dimension of sound designer, producer and artist Sarana / Janne Särkelä.

Tools: Logic, Cubase , Pro Tools, Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, Final Cut, Premiere, Max/MSP/Jitter, Plogue Bidule, Flash/AS, CSS, HTML, PHP, Javascript, jQuery, OSX/Win/Linux, Arduino, Processing, Captivate, Storyline.

Janne resides in Helsinki, Finland at the moment, and works at Digital Lessons Finland as the Senior Technical Developer.

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