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Melodies of Nature Series Ep. 5: When bugs' chirps mingle with electronic music



After a sound-collecting journey in the rainforest of southwest China's Yunnan, guitarist Ye Honggang tries to blend the sound of nature into his music composing process. In his song called "Back from Hunting," the electronic theme is joined by many natural elements such as bugs' rattling, the ants' pacing, the wing-flapping of hornbill birds and the clapping of bamboo poles. Watch this episode to learn more.

About Journeys in Nature: Melodies of Nature Series

Xishuangbanna in southwest China's Yunnan Province is home to one of China's largest tropical rainforests with impressive biodiversity. Multiple ethnic groups, such as Dai, Hani and Lahu, live there. Doudou, a wildlife photographer and an environmentalist, came to the forest with friends from different walks of life to collect the sounds of local fauna and flora, as well as the sounds of indigenous ethnic instruments, to explore the human-nature relationship.

For more: 

Melodies of Nature Series Ep. 1: Collecting the sounds of nature

Melodies of Nature Series Ep. 2: Xishuangbanna, a mysterious land

Melodies of Nature Series Ep. 3: Listening to the humming in darkness

Melodies of Nature Series Ep. 4: Traditional bamboo music in deep mountains

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by CGTN Nature film crew)

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