Another Earth

Natural History, Vol. 2. Wren Kitz. 2024.
Wren Kitz, Cassette Tape
Natural History, Vol. 1. 2022

Wren Kitz’s Natural History, Vol. 1 is a compilation of outdoor and wildlife recordings made in New England, 2019-2022. All sound was recorded with a 1960s Nagra III on 1/4 inch tape and a 1970s Nakamichi 550 on cassette tape. Everything you hear is as it sounded while it was recorded. There is no overdubbing.

Be transported to the shore of Stone Pond while the Loon wails, huddled in a blind by a swamp at the edge of a floodplain forest, and to the nightscape of Gosport Harbor, Isles of Shoals.

Wren Kitz, Cassette Tape
Natural History, Vol. 2. 2024
Star Island, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire

The second volume of Wren Kitz’s 'Natural History' series transports listeners seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire to Star Island.

Home to one of the last original Grand Hotels, the Oceanic, visitors flock to this small craggy island every summer in search of a brief reprieve from life on the mainland. Steeped in tradition, ritual, and various connectivities, the many individuals and communities who visit have developed an uncanny relationship to Star Island, often referring to it as their "Spirit's Home.”

Along with the inescapable sound of waves crashing on Star Island's granite shoreline, Kitz introduces and ambles listeners through various subtleties and sometimes crude details of Star Island's acoustic landscape in both daytime and nighttime.