Sound expert Julian Treasure created an online competition to discover ‘the most beautiful sound in the world’. Out of all the submissions, a sample recorded at dusk in Malaysia near a swamp was judged to be most beautiful.
“It was a sound of a swamp with a frogs singing. The most amazing, rich recording of just life — teeming life,” Treasure said. “And listening to it you really get the sense of nature at its fullest, and most abundant and most exciting.”
Here is the winning entry: