After months of grueling computer work leading to the launch of our new online store, I’m finally breaking free with a weeklong journey to Puerto Rico, accompanied by fellow recordist Bob McGuire. My personal goal is to record soundscapes featuring a tiny tropical frog called the Coqui, the “official mascot” of the Puerto Rican culture. Why is this frog called “Coqui”? Because its sweet call, given from dusk til dawn, sounds very much like co-qui, co-qui, coq-qui …
So now, after four months of inactivity, I am finally re-booting our blog so that I can keep you abreast of our adventure. We leave from my hometown of Ithaca, New York, at 5:30 am on Thursday morning and will be on-location at the south edge of El Yunque National Forest by late Thursday afternoon. If all goes well, I’ll be posting photographs and recordings sometime on Friday. The weather forecast looks very favorable. So please stay tuned … recordings will soon follow … and maybe even a video clip of a Coqui happily singing its cheerful little song.
Best to All,