Category Archives: sounds of east asia

street opera vs. street flute

Walking home late one night, I recorded this first clip right outside of our apartment complex. There is a unique clash of tradition and new 30+ story high rise construction taking place on a daily basis in this country. I … Continue reading

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Chinese opera

Our friend, Wincy, after hearing the previous clip Kevin posted stated the jackhammer sounds much like the opening scene of Chinese opera. I hadn’t thought of that, but it’s true. Description of Chinese opera from Wikipedia. You Tube video: -Kristin

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contstruction

Today we left the Chinese embassy after filing ALL paperwork. Finally! it appears that I can pick all visas up tomorrow. For those in construction, i recorded this as we were leaving the downtown area. This a rather LARGE jack … Continue reading

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experiment

I have a new digital voice recorder -Olympus DS-40. I will be using it for language study. It is a pretty cool toy to say the least. I thought that in addition to language, I can also give you the … Continue reading

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