Bangkok

Bangkok

Posted: February 23, 2011

Another day at the school, an ensemble was practicing for an upcoming performance. This instrumental group included small xylophones, a string instrument like an erhu, and recorder/flute instruments. The teachers were keeping time with two sticks, and also with finger cymbals. Observation: children tend to rush music all over the world. The Bangkok soundscape changes […]

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At a sacred park, we brought a huge bag of fish pellets and fed the sacred fish in the pond. They were like catfish, but had wide sucker-mouths. They did a feeding frenzy, and would push away the slow turtles that came to get their share of the pellets. Feeding sacred fish is a very […]

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These bells are rung and they say that your reputation will spread with the sound. In the temple of the Emerald Buddha, there is the jade statue of Buddha taken by Thailand from Laos; it is now considered the heart of the Thai people. (the Emerald Buddha is not the photo above) While I was […]

Bangkok

Posted: February 23, 2010

I have been Bangkok for one week and am heading to Chiang Mai tomorrow. The sounds below are from the adventures I have had with my fellow travellers and amazing hosts. Here is my Sound Journal entry for Bangkok, where I give a brief spoken summary of my experiences. At the weekend market, a busking […]