Two Urban Orchestras: San Francisco and Habana presents the vitality of two urban acoustic ecologies, where animals and noise each carry a signature as part of the soundscape score of the ecosystem. These signatures provide unique voices and rhythms within which life occurs. With credit to the bioacoustician Bernie Krause.
Part I: Lapidge Alley on a remarkably warm night in the densely populated urban Mission District of San Francisco. Recorded from the street and a second story window between 7pm and 11pm one evening in March 2011.
Part II: Three blocks in the residential urban Vedado section of downtown Habana, Cuba. Recorded from a third floor balcony and the street over three days in March 2015.