Field recordings : North India

North West showed me once again new faces of this incredible country, India ceases to amaze …

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I passed through five states:

-Uttar Pradesh where is the historic city of Agra and its majestic Taj Mahal.
-The Rajasthan very quickly because of the stifling heat.
-Delhi, The hyperactive capital with 16 million inhabitants.
-The Punjab, near the Pakistan Sikh religion center.
-Himachal Pradesh, in altitude, away from heat, noise and pollution.

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Kashmir was still far away and the roads were not open this season, the best way to get there was to conduct a one-week trek but courage missed me. I stopped in Mcleod mountains, new “capital” of Tibet in the state of the Himachal Pradesh.

Now it’s back to reality but full head of beautiful images, smile on my lips and full of motivation.
Here are a few moments of this journey:

Music and ceremonies :

Villages and quiet cities :

Cities :

Public spaces :

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Field recodings : South India

India is an amazing hunting area for a sound recorder.
Considering the size of this country, there is a wide diversity of rural and urban environment.

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I went with a couple of miniature microphone, DPA 4060 omnidirectional, very discreet, light and especially practical. A part of the records has been achieved by placing the microphones on a cap.

My only regret is to not have bring a pair of cardioid mic.
It will be for the next trip, no doubt !

The hardest part was to record nature scenes between trucks, horns and million residents, it is difficult to find quiet places, even at 5am.

Here are some samples of my records laid end to end .

Happy listening!

Jungle and forest :

Villages :

Markets :

Cities :

Train stations :

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