God’s Cricket ChoirA client recently sent me a link to a YouTube recording/video called Crickets’ Choir. I’ve also heard it referred to as God’s Choir. I first heard the audio recording five or six years ago and it had a profound effect on me. Looking back, I would say it was a powerful demonstration of the interconnectedness and oneness of all creation. I’ve listened to it many times since then.
In 1992, a couple of audio engineers, Jim Wilson and David Carson, slowed down a recording of crickets chirping. Since crickets have a much shorter life span than humans, they slowed down and drew out the chirping to the equivalence of the human life span and discovered what sounded very much like a choir. I’m glad I was reminded of this recording. I had not thought of it as being online, but of course it is, and so I would like to tell you about it.
This recording is an extended digitally remixed and mastered version taken from the original 1992 recording entitled “Ballad of the Twisted Hair” from the album “Medicine Songs” by David Carson and Little Wolf Band produced by Jim Wilson and released on Raven Records. There are many versions of this on the internet. I think the one below is a good presentation. You may find yourself coming back to it more than once.