Her goal was to produce a portfolio of portraits of Rajasthan, but she also brought along her Zoom digital recorder. While there, she recorded the sounds of the streets and schools of this colorful region of the Indian subcontinent.
In her own words:
“I asked permission to record music and chatted with some performers about their work. I heard singing, chanting, and drums all night every night. I leaned out my tent flap or shuttered windows with the recorder to catch snatches of the enchantment.”
Upon returning to Olympia, she compiled the sounds of birds, songs, tunes, dances and the back country of Rajasthan into a 26 minute audio documentary that will transport you. So hit play, kick back, browse the photos and enjoy a new perspective.
Rajasthan Soundscape (give it a second to load; it’s a big file)
All photographs and soundscape by LLyn De Danaan Fall 2008.