Sound Related | New Post - A Day at the Tibetan Opera

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by jdutaillis, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. jdutaillis

    jdutaillis Active Member

    Hey Everyone,

    It seems like forever since my last blog post but I've finally published the next installment!

    Sound Related » A Day at the Tibetan Opera

    Here you will find me recording Tibetan Opera in the mountains of McLeod Ganj, home of the Dalai Lama and exiled Tibetan government. As always the recordings are included in the post. I'll bet you haven't heard anything like this before!

    You may also notice the site has undergone a major facelift, so feel free to have a look around and let me know what you think.

  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Great to hear this. They have strong voices and their pitch is remarkable. Do they listen to pop music at all? What are they singing about?
  3. jdutaillis

    jdutaillis Active Member

    So glad you enjoyed it audiokid! You're not wrong about their pitch, it's like no voice I'd ever heard before.

    Surprisingly (or perhaps unfortunately) most of these kids sit around listening to Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga on their phones... It's a little sad that western influence spreads this far.

    As for what they're singing about, I couldn't tell you exactly. But most of the songs are old folk tales of love and tragedy. It seems to be a pretty universal theme!
  4. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Hey Jdutaillis, check out these clips; seems we have a lot in common in these projects. I'll get you a copy of the finished concert mix & video of "Tse go La", if you'd like:

    Composer Andrea Clearfield Talks about Her New Work for Mendelssohn Club Tse Go La - YouTube

    Artistic Director Alan Harler Describes Andrea Clearfield's World Premiere - YouTube

    Learn about Tibetan Culture with Tsering Jurme, Tibetan Association of Philadelphia - YouTube

    and this:

    Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Redefining & Supporting the Ongoing Vitality of Choral Art (2012) - YouTube

    I'll let you know when the CD/DVD is done.

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