The soundscapes of remote natural habitats are outstanding footprints of the systemic behavior of healthy ecosystems.
The ongoing ecocide is silencing forever the marvelous choirs of natural sound, the 'eco-symphonies' we have not even heard or recorded. It is the sonic heritage of millions of years of evolution.
Started in 2001, the multidisciplinary project Fragments of Extinction takes as its core mission the collection of sonic fragments (hi-definition 24-hour 3D sound portraits) of the world's undisturbed primary equatorial forests, as imprints of the beauty and of the disappearing sonic intelligence of nature.
Fragments advocates for the importance of taking these soundscape as object of protection and patrimonialization.
Cross-disciplinarity and multi-purpose approach:
- Technology innovation
- Conservation of soundscape heritage
- Environmental sound-art
Today, Fragments of Extinction is an interdisciplinary, non-profit organization that brings together ecology, sound engineering and exhibition design to produce immersive educational installations aimed at increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness of the acoustic biodiversity of the planet’s last remaining undisturbed ecosystems.