April 15, 2004
Rockets of the Mekong

>I made my first work composed from field recordings in the fall of 1998.

>While traveling in Vietnam, I recorded musicians, trains, moving water, crickets, monks, markets, metalwork, tired animals, and drunken tourists. The earliest work on this site is the result of my discovery of ways of working with that sound as sole medium...

>I currently have one album, Plumbing and Irrigation of South Asia, on and/OAR; one album, Rockets of the Mekong, on Grain of Sound.

(and, from the album notes:)

>On the outskirts, near an airport and a series of rarely visited six-century-old cave-temples, I lay on the ground and stuck my head in a concrete irrigation cistern to capture this gurgle.

Posted by kevin slavin at April 15, 2004 04:24 PM
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in smithsonian, via /.: "A Los Angeles scientist says living cells may make distinct sounds, which might someday help doctors "hear" diseases"

Posted by: dbrown on April 16, 2004 02:48 PM
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