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Includes multiple bird vocalizations.  

NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
7 Nov 2003

    Geography
  • India
    Uttar Pradesh
    Locality
  • Vrindavan; ISKCON Temple
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 27.57224   77.67776
    Channels
  • Multi-channel
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
  • SONY TCD-D8
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • 4-Channel Surround; 1=L, 2=R, 3=Ls, 4=Rs

Show: Geography of Heaven; Vrindavan, India
Log of DAT #: 13
Engineer: Flawn Williams
Date: November 2003

DAT 13: SurF. First surround sound recordings, Friday morning Nov 7th 4am service at ISKCON temple near MVT compound.
00000 Quiet Chants with harmonium and single drum
00220 nice single bell over drum and chant
00315 twin conch shells wail with continuing drum and chant ***
00400 harmonium and drum cease, quiet with occasional hand cymbals
00515 amplified chant leader starts slow kirtan, group response, hand cymbals
01500 same song, but percussion gets more active, tempo picks up
01540 percussion stops, song continues as air
01635 same song, new key, rhythm resumes
02600 same song continues, but group size and energy getting stronger
02655 breaks into higher energy Hare Krishna chant, familiar tune to Westerners
02910 same high energy tune, conches join in to 03000
03035 shift tempo slower, then build again, descant part
03120 music ends, quiet call and response prayer
03330 cymbals and gentle percussion start new song, then vocals add in
03430 several bells clang over quiet unfamiliar chant tune, tune continues ***
03900 song ends, business report,
04440 slow song, call and response with percussion, cymbals
prayers.
05240 percussion gets more active, song continues
05412 percussion ends, chant call and response continue
05500 drone (harmonium) and quiet sung chant
05740 recording levels change, sung chant continues ***
10000 sung chant ends, distant voices
10250 good single bell in clear with just incoherent voices behind it ***
13205 good multiple bells with light murmur behind ***
14715 end temple, restart in garden at MVT for ambiances near gazebo, good single birds at top,
15140 active multiple birds, parrots, and distant amplified chant reverberating through town, traffic noise.
15250 footsteps pass on walk, distant voice, ambiance continues, distant PA more pronounced.
15450 distant PA gets even more pronounced. Equal intensity with birds ambi.
15610 parrot flyby with PA in background
15740 another parrot flyby, followed by distant footsteps on sidewalk
20000 PA gets louder in distance, one good parrot flyover in foreground ***
tapes end 2:07:33.

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