'always' Norfolk Island's natural soundscape

A meditation album

Norfolk Island’s natural raw soundscape

What will you hear?

  • White fairy terns nestle in the St Barnabas pines at dusk
  • Black-winged petrels echo the northernmost cliffs of Norfolk Island
  • Raindrops pitter patter on a tin roof
  • Evening thunder rumbles out in the far distant Pacific Ocean
  • Heavy rain pounding and pouring down, cleansing all surrounds
  • Whistling and warbling forest birds at Mount Bates
  • Delicate fantail birds sing their melodious songs
  • Emily Bay’s gentle waves lap the shore before rising to high tide
  • The power of the ocean rolls Cascade basalt rocks like marbles
  • 100 acre noddys and terns soar in majestic pine trees
  • Tropic birds call & circle clifftops to the pulse of the ocean
  • Darkness falls to the sound of the Norfolk’s night orchestra
  • silence… the pause in nature’s symphony
Soundscape Norfolk Island

This soundtrack is an accumulation of two years collecting field recordings of the soundscape on Norfolk Island. Recorded & arranged by Norfolk Islander, Jodie Williams. Mastered at The Voicebox New Zealand.

How to listen to this soundtrack?

Find a quiet space; sit or lay comfortably and cover yourself with a light blanket to keep your body warm. Close the door and turn off any mobiles, alarms or other noises. Create a silent sanctuary for one hour. Ask your family or friends to respect this quiet time for your own deep relaxation. Press play… allow your breath to follow the natural sounds of bird calls, rain pattering, ocean surging…and more… as they are interwoven harmoniously. Place your hands on your solar plexus and just breathe. If your thoughts begin to ‘monkey-chatter’, don’t attach to them, just surrender, let them go. Bring your attention back to your breath. Breathe deeply and allow the natural sounds to absorb into your own body rhythm.

Open your heart and submerge yourself in the beauty of nature’s sound as you are carried upon an audio journey within Norfolk’s own primeval rhythm and heartbeat.

Listening to this wondrous kaleidoscope of sounds. It is truly masterful on so many levels and took me on such an entrancing and enchanting journey. There were highlights for me: some of the bird sounds were as if they were miked. Another was the tumultuous sea (half way through the CD) where I felt absolutely immersed in the sound.’

KC, New Zealand