A small farmyard of an old house in Skryje, Central Bohemia.
The binaural microphone is located on the rooftop of a farm situated in the centre of Skryje – a small village in Křivoklátsko area. The characteristics of the sound are notably rural with a large variety of natural sounds including many birds - a rare White-tailed eagle nests on the rocks below the house in the valley, just above the Berounka river. The area around the village is protected and so a lot of unique species are present. You might also hear insects, cattle, dogs, horses and the sounds of a colorful village life. There is a strong dynamic contrast between daytime and nighttime sounds and a sense of sense of depth - in the foreground you will hear sounds of the farm and in the background sounds of the village and a valley in which a small river runs. In a sense this soundscape says a lot about rural areas in Czech Republic in general; areas which are rich in terms of natural sounds but often disturbed by the noise of traffic or agriculture machinery.