nepalese soundscapes (1998)

by michael northam

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this is an audio document of five weeks i spent nepal in 1998. from kathmandu - to pokhara. and a trek to the villages behind annapurna - kagbeni and marpha.

everything was recorded on a simple hand-held cassette recorder.

this document is also the first time i used a computer to make any audio mixing. it was an experiment of what might become possible with this lo-fi material.

the result is like a an old film - dated, but not in a bad way - and something curious to re-listen to after all of these years.

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released January 1, 1999

recording & mix - Michael Northam

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michael northam Talent, Oregon

Active & published internationally, for the past two decades Michael Northam has been cultivating a personal style exploring experience through the sound. His compositions are based on alternative techniques for sound recording & mixing where improvisations on unusual electro-acoustic instruments, including self-designed ones, are interwoven with recordings from various locations around the world. ... more

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