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AT THE HEART OF THE LISTENING PLANET IS A COLLECTION OF STORIES IN SOUND

The Listening Planet Library is one of the most important private collections of nature sounds that exists in the world. 

 

Founder, Martyn Stewart – born and raised in Birmingham, England - has been a world-leading sound recordist since 1975, recording in over 60 countries and capturing over 3500 species of birds, countless insects, amphibians and mammals. 

He has made it his life's mission to record the world one species at a time.  The collection currently contains over 30,000 hours of nature sounds and soundscapes, more than 90,000 individual sounds and as many intimate stories from the natural world

DEDICATED TO NATURE

PASSIONATE ABOUT SOUND

INSPIRING + EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF NATURE ADVOCATES.

APPLE x THE LISTENING PLANET 'DEEP FIELDS'

A NEW, IMMERSIVE, EDUCATIONAL

SONIC EXPERIENCE

INTRODUCING BIOPHONICA -NATURE X MUSIC

FEATURING THE GREATEST ARTISTS ON THE PLANET - NATURE

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PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WORK

INSPIRATION. EDUCATION. CONSERVATION

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The Listening Planet Foundation is a 501c3 charity in the USA.  87-667-1596

FEATURED ALBUMS & COLLECTIONS

EXPLORE OUR LIBRARY

MEDITATION STORIES

THE LISTENING PLANET COLLECTION

THE LISTENING PLANET COLLECTION

THE LISTENING PLANET X SOUNDS RIGHT

PODCASTS

SHIFTING SOUNDSCAPES

ALICE BOYD + BBC

BITTERSWEET LIFE

THE DIARY OF A NATURE SOUND RECORDIST

THE DIARY OF A NATURE SOUND RECORDIST

SHIFTING SOUNDSCAPES WITH ALICE BOYD

FEATURED INITIATIVES + COLLABORATIONS

BIOPHONICA

THE LISTENING PLANET WORKSHOPS

MEDIA & EXPERIENTIAL

APPLE X DEEP FIELD

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THE SMITHSONIAN

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

"THE LISTENING PLANET is both a celebration Stewart’s contributions to the field of audio naturalism and his final effort to call attention to vulnerable places and animals"

"Stewart is collecting 55 years of recordings from extensive fieldwork around the world into a series of albums and an online hub. There, listeners can immerse themselves in a meticulously captured series of natural soundscapes from around the world – some of which no longer exist."

FEATURED SOUNDS + STORIES

APPLE X DEEP FIELD

THE LISTENING PLANET WORKSHOPS

MEDIA & EXPERIENTIAL