KARELIAN SOUNDSCAPES is the culmination of a two-year-long musical project by composer R. Michael Wahlquist. The music on this album is created entirely of processed sound samples recorded May-June 2013 in the Republic of Karelia, Russia during an expedition supported by numerous individuals and organizations in Russia and by over one hundred backers on Kickstarter.com. With the sounds of nature and the city, found objects and church bells, folk and religious music, this ambitious collection creates an evocative and enthralling sonic portrait of Karelia. Purchase at CD Baby or wherever fine music is sold online! View liner notes and album artwork.