Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Posted: March 2, 2011

This is a sound from the jungle that I think was a bird. The image above is proof I was not intended for life in 40 degree temperatures. This is another birdsong, this one our guide identified as a bulbul. One of my favorite Thailand sounds: bamboo creaking. Bamboo is used for so many things, […]

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Local wildlife: gasnorfphing pigs, cluckering chickens, peepeepeeping chicks, howling beautiful roosters and stray dogs and cats who didn’t make a sound except to snarl at each-other. Below are the pigs. And here are some of the fowl. We also overnighted at Li-Su Lodge, a very comfortable resort-style nook in Li-Su village. Below is the sound […]

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The next day on the trail, we found our seranaders cavorting in a beautiful waterfall. At the Li-Su village herb garden, insects buzz in the trees. These are more like the cicadas I am used to hearing. We visited one of the shaman in Li-Su village who still practice traditional animism. He played a song […]

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In a park along the old city’s moat in Chiang Mai, we bought a bag of fish pellets and fed the fish in a pond. I recorded the clip below with my Jez Riley French hydrophone. You can hear the pellets sprinkle on the surface, the feeding frenzy shloshing and the appetizing crunch-crunch as they […]

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During our visit to the Doi Suthep temple, a thunderstorm rolled over. This place, already powerful with the gilded sights and bell-tolling sounds of a large Buddhist temple, became ethereal. It is now one of my most memorable sonic experiences. Also at Doi Suthep, our guide vehemently broke out of his explanations to tell a […]