Field Recording


Here’s the Iberian Wolf.

These recordings took place in the beautiful region of Picão, Portugal. The forests over the hills are full of life, and there, in the Rehabilitation Center, the Iberian Wolf lives. They spread over an 18 ha area where much more wild life is heard and seen.

It was a very challenging field recording trip, in which I explored the region observing the wolves, and left with over 100 hours of recordings. This album features some of the most interesting soundscapes collected there and definitely some of my best so far.

I hope you love this work! If you purchase you’ll be supporting me making more recordings like this possible, and 50% of the purchases will go towards the Center. You can read about them here:

A sincere thank you to those who contributed to make this possible through donating via my Ko-Fi page.


These recordings have a high dynamic range but are mostly very quiet. Please enjoy your listening with a very soft level.


Beautiful Cover Artwork by Pedro Peres
All sounds recorded by Melissa Pons.
All rights reserved.
Any commercial use is strictly forbidden.


released November 28, 2020

Melissa Pons


Swedish Forest Textures began its life with the purpose of illustrating Ghabe – a feature film that portrays a young Syrian refugee in the dark, overwhelming forests of Sweden.


As I was reaching the area by car I saw a large group of swans illuminating the big dark late, like a celestial vision, with the promise of beautiful soundscapes.

These field recordings had the approach of experiencing the forest for a first time. The snow was still melting and it was deep in spots where the sunlight barely touched the ground.
Beautiful lakes – large and small – make the acoustics like a mirror and call a variety of wildlife that we can listen to sometimes at the distance, other times much closer.

All kinds of weather have been pouring into the microphones: heavy rain, strong evolving winds in the strong trees, warm and soothing sunlight and cold quiet nights.

During the difficult hikes, with equipment heavy on my back, I encountered beautiful and almost mystical sights such as the whole skeleton of a young female elk and tracks from large animals in the snow, but my ears detected more than my eyes. This album contains a selection of the awe-inspiring soundscapes and ambiences that I captured during my time here.

Tragically this area was chopped dead less than a year after the recordings took place.

I’m hoping to bring not only a sense of admiration but one of belonging in the nature that we often fear and have become increasingly distant as urban spaces advance and separate us from the essence of life.

Between tracks there is a very high dynamic range and I encourage you to listen to the quieter tracks at a lower volume, as the night time is in fact very silent.

14% of the profit made from your purchases is going to be donated in equal parts to Mongabay and Amazon Watch and as a new initiative starting on the 18th of May, 15% will go towards Survival International.
Thank you for helping with their cause!

Artwork by Pedro Peres.
Text edited by Elizabeth Carlyon.

Thanks to Carl Rasmussen for making these recordings possible.

Dedicated to my friends Sérgio, Peres, Adriana. 

– released February 9, 2020

license: all rights reserved


Nocturnal Sounds of the Atlantic Forest

This album resulted out of a 3-week stay at the NGO premises of Iracambi, in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Living a very simple life in the middle of the forest increased my perception of the beauty and rhythm of the natural world. In pitch black nights, the forest blesses us with an incredible and hypnotic symphony. Nowhere near any town is possible to listen to such world. The album includes recordings made during these weeks from 7 in the afternoon through 7 in the morning. I prepared the equipment in advance and let it stay for the night, blended in the foliage. Half of the profit collected with the sales of this library will proceed to Iracambi as a donation. Have a magical journey!


Forests of the World

Participation in “Forests Of The World”: an international field recording project started by Tony Oudaimy in March 2016 aiming to capture the sound of forests around the world.

Sound professionals and artists from different countries submitted their recordings and the first compilation album was released on the 31st of July 2016


For more information, visit the official website.