Environments for iOS is finally here

We’re proud to announce that Environments is finally available as a standalone app for your iPhone and iPad. (An Android compatible version is also in development.) This simple and easy to use app features all of Irv Teibel’s original Environments recordings, some in longer versions than ever heard before. All 22 recordings are playable anytime (no internet connection required), with playlist mode, infinite play mode, info screens on each recording, along with an Irv Teibel bio. Environments for iOS is a coproduction with our friends at the Grammy-nominated Numero Group label.

You can read an announcement from Pitchfork, amusing commentary (“Enjoy Nature Exactly the Way God Intended It, As an App”) from Noisey, and a great overview from Atlas Obscura.

Get Environments at the Apple app store now — link


  1. Many thanks for making the Environments recordings available in the digital age. I had resorted to digitizing my LPs a number of years ago, making 80-minute CD-Rs. Playing them in loop mode from my iPad is even better! I wrote the original Environments wiki page, and had been bugging Teibel to release CDs right up until he passed away. It’s a shame he never participated in the phonography boom of a few years ago. I don’t think enough people appreciate what he did. His recordings are still the best on the market … or maybe second to Bernie Krause’s Wild Sanctuary series on Rykodisc.

    Anyway, great job. Loving the interface.

  2. I learned about this collection on Hearts of Space. Do you have any updates on the Android version of the Environments app?

    Thank you for your time.

  3. Yes! Please contact Numero Group for more info…Android version to be introduced soon. Thank you!

  4. I’m so pleased to learn you will offer this for Android. In my sixties and was looking to find this collection on CD. I will take it however I can get it. Thanks!

  5. I love this app, it’s very soothing, especially “night in the country “ just as I remember living on the farm! I certainly enjoy each and every one of these recordings, and glad to have stumbled across this app. So lucky, he brings such joy ! I would have loved to do the same. !! I wish I could hug him, these sounds are so important !
    Thank everyone involved making this a true treasure !

  6. My job recently changed my phone to Android. I’m hoping you are still working on an Android version. I miss having this app and would definitely purchase again.

  7. Please advise me when your app for Android is available. I own two cds of yours, and would love to hear the old recordings again

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