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NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
13 Oct 2000

    Geography
  • China
    Yunnan
    Locality
  • Shangri-La County; Zhongdian
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 27.83068   99.70553
    Channels
  • Stereo
    Sampling Rate
  • 48kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
    Microphones
    Accessories
    Equipment Note
  • Subject 1 is decoded MS Stereo.

YGRP
DAT3
10/13 - 10/14/2000

0.58 - (MS) distant recording of trad. Tibetan dance in Deqin hotel lobby (recorded from stairs above lobby)

3.08 new tune begins

7.58 music tempo increases

9.01 tune ends

9.25 disco beat is heard

10.10 trad. Tibetan tune begins, the disco beat can be heard in background (trad. music is more present than before, I have moved closer)

14.40 disco is more present as well

17.25 tune ends, disco is still heard along with people talking

18.09 CU of disco beat begins

18.47 door to disco palace is opened & tape distorts from BIG low end

18.55 I reduce volume

19.12- 21.46 door to disco opens & closes several times trad. Tibetan dance is sometimes heard beneath the din

21.46 - 22.42 I walk away from disco & move back to the trad. Tibetan dance.

22.56 - 30.20 CU of trad. Tibetan instrument (Id? .(eed) is upcut (I'm on floor with dancers & musicians - still very reverberant sound but definitely more present (bells on clothes is a featured sound.) PAUSE

30.33 tape rolls again-chatter of performers

31.31 - 34.26 SPACED OMNIS - opening of tune is upcut BUT performers are more present- (space is still quite reverberant.)

33.53 women chorus is quite good.

35.34 small applause from performers

35.40 - 39.40 new tune-beginning with men's chorus- at end applause is cut-off abruptly

39.57 SPACED OMNIS-BODY MICS (first try) - walking the streets of Deqin in morning-trucks pass by, sounds of children, sounds of power tools

41.50 In outdoor Temple - creaking sound of prayer wheels being spun (Temple located across the street from our hotel)

42.13 sound of stream heard in background.

43.05 hammering heard

43.29 - 48.54 Circumambulation of Temple. Family heard talking as they spin prayer wheels, motorcycle passes by, footsteps, hammering, other traffic passes by, prayer wheels creaking, sound of stream

48.10 nice quiet sounds of the above.

49.17- Walk up Cultural Rd. in Deqin at 49.48 school kids pass by with greetings

51.30-52.38 stream sound is quite loud

53.00 truck passes R to L, people talking, spitting, footsteps...

55.20 car comes to stop, auto horns, other good traffic sounds, people, more footsteps,

57.40 starting return trip to hotel, random street sounds, as before, auto horns, other good traffic sounds, people, more footsteps, (good walking by stuff)

1.00.00 -1.02.17 radio playing Tibetan pop tune (located far L.) Radio is turned off abruptly ... continues.

More random street sounds.

1.05.00 - 1.08.19 - scraping sounds of prostrating monk making his way up Cultural Rd. along with other street sounds.

TAPE ENDS at 1.08.36

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