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A Field Recording March 8, 2010

Posted by Elisa Hough in Music.
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Our friend Kashima-san brought us up to this private hillside hut overlooking Nago and the East China Sea, and he provided us with a little sanshin soundtrack. It was a totally surreal setting — a perfectly green, secluded area that wasn’t a golf course, a beautiful view and beautiful sounds.

Turn it up to hear the birds!

Listening now reminded me of this quote from musicologist Onno Mensink:

Through the centuries, the Japanese have been sensitive to the presence of ambient sounds and noises, and have succeeded in integrating them with intentionally produced musical sounds to yield a complete ‘audio experience’.

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1. pxl - March 8, 2010

beautiful! love the birds. okinawa looks so much warmer than here.

2. okidu - March 8, 2010

profound

3. jonobr1 - March 9, 2010

looks like a dream


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