We used extensively detailed electroacoustic lab analyses with visual investigation tools to enter the framework of these soundscapes and to demonstrate their balanced organization, which is intuitively understood by a musician’s ear. While intraspecific calls (individuals of the same species vocalizing from different territories) are traceable in recordings collected with space-preservative mic techniques, interspecific niche segregation dynamics only become evident through spectrogram analyses. Following the bio-acoustic “niche hypothesis” pioneered by Bernie Krause in 1993, my research primarily aims to reveal the aesthetic significance of frequency/temporal/semantic sonic niches and their complex interactions within these untouched, therefore highly coordinated, natural systems.
Data analysis is today conducted in collaboration with several research Institutions (see this list). Several types of indexes (measuring diversity, complexity, information, etc.) and analytic tools are used to understand the behavioral characteristics of the considered ecosystems. Some visual examples of sonic components and complex spectromorphological structures are here briefly appended:
We also investigate the ecosystem through powerful dissection criteria in spatial, temporal and frequency domains. Isolating the single components (textures and gestures) of a habitat is key to understanding its unique properties and the overall system behavior, before preparing educational and artistic/cultural documentaries for different audiences.