Nature is filled with beauty at every level — from the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets we all see everyday to the most minuscule grain of sand on the beach — all you have to do is look or listen for it! This is what composer Jim Wilson did when he decided to look for the beauty of music in crickets.
Wilson took a deeper look at the music crickets make and discovered something pretty unique. After recording the crickets, he slowed the recording down to discover the crickets sound almost harmonized, stating “this simple familiar sound began to morph into something very mystic and complex … almost human.”
The recording he produced combines two tracks together, including one slowed down version of the crickets as well as the regular speed of the natural cricket sounds. He named the track, “God’s Chorus of Crickets.”
Wilson’s recording proves that there is beautiful music in even the most typical of sounds. His recording also shows how humans and animals are more alike than some like to think. The cricket is the summer’s nighttime choir and only becomes more beautiful when you slow it down. So next time you hear a cricket, take time to appreciate its music!
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