A FEW SOUNDS FROM OREGON COUNTRY FAIR 1999/2000

360 VIEW OF ZUMWALT CAMPGROUND

STAMENPHONE "ONE OF A KIND" WATER VESSEL-STRING INSTRUMENT:
DSM MICROPHONE RECORDED STAMENPHONE   The Stamenphone is just one of many (although likely the strangest sounding) unique instruments to be found at the fair.  
  Stamenphone Inventor-creator Ela Lamblin is shown (photo at left) playing his instrument and also offers CDs of original Stamenphone compositions at  http://www.lelavision.com    
       
  Recording was made using DSM-6S/EH mic & LiteGUY HRTF Baffle on a fishpole boom.  A Sony TCD-D100 (MOD-2 upgraded) portable DAT deck served as the recorder.    
 

DOWNLOAD   MP3 STAMENPHONE SOUND CLIP

NOTE: 3.3 MEG, 3:28 MIN MP3 Stamenphone clip is 128kbps 44.1K stereo

   
COUNTRY FAIR  (PERPETUAL) PARADE
The Country Fair Parade of "official characters" included dragons, stilt-walkers, and all forms of "human and not creatures"  in all sorts of eye-popping costumes making cacophonous sounds along with a somewhat unusual sounding marching band orchestra.  

This parade could, and without warning, 'magically appear seemingly out of nowhere and quickly head down any one of the multitude of Country Fair "Village" streets.  This made most everyone scramble quickly to get out of the way of whatever spearheaded this outrageous parade.  

With just a little imagination, most who hear this brief recording will get a very clear idea of what it was like to be there scurrying out of the way and viewing the both ominous & beautiful cast of characters noisily pass by.

DOWNLOAD COUNTRY FAIR PARADE 1999 MP3 ... 192kbit... 1.98 MEG ... 1:24
DOWNLOAD COUNTRY FAIR PARADE 2000 MP3 ... 192kbit... 2.24 MEG ... 1:34


Ethenic acoustic tunes of Equador were provided by this group (at right) as they stood high on bank of the river found winding throughout the Country Fairground.

DOWNLOAD Tune From Equador 1.9 Meg, 1:15 Min 192 kbps MP3


THE

COUNTRY FAIR DRUM TOWER

Situated about the center of the fairgrounds is the 'Drum Tower' that draws an ever changing group of percussion and wind instrument playing musicians.

The 'conductor' is seen standing in the center getting everyone ready for commencing the next round. Dancers are seen resting in the background.

NOTE: This photo was taken from the about at about the 10 foot height. Done with a Nikon CoolPix 900 digital camera secured above the fishpole mounted LiteGUY baffle.

DOWNLOAD Ambient Drum Tower Clip, 7.9 MEG ... 5:28 MIN ... 192 kbps


This Jugband Type Duo was just one of many musical groups casually performing their brand of entertainment inside the 2000 Oregon Country Fair grounds. Being a bit unusual, they plainly expressed not liking being recorded (you'll hear them stop and complain before finishing just one song). They also refused to name their group!

However, even with these obstacles, I found the one selection recorded (before being asked to stop) good enough to include here for your enjoyment. Sorry about not being able to credit them, but this was their choice to remain anonymous. We thanked them, wished them well with performing at the Fair, and promptly continued our tour.

Recording Equipment: DSM-6S/H + LiteGUY Baffle (with windscreens) on Fishpole; Sony PCM-M1 (w/MOD-2) DAT Recorder.

DOWNLOAD . . . "She Love Mr. Casey"(?) . . . Jugband Music Selection . . . 192Kbps . . . 4.1 MEG . . . 2:49 MIN


ZUMWALT CAMPGROUND DRUM CIRCLE RECORDING

This very large drum circle got its start during the closing number of the Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble (Bellydance) performance by Zurefa Kol Saturday evening.  As the drums joined in with the Eastern Dance music, the musical focus slowly turned passionately tribal with over 50 drum toting participants weaving a solid fabric of percussive sounds.  This is one of the best drum circles I've had the pleasure to experience; the long download time for this rather large but uncut recording will be well worth the effort.  

Recorded  at 9 foot "fishpole" held height with Sonic Studios DSM-6S/EH microphones mounted on the LiteGUY HRTF Baffle and recorded direct to Sony TCD-D100 portable DAT Deck.

 

DOWNLOAD DRUM CIRCLE  MP3 . . . 128kbit . . . 20 MEG . . . 20:39 MIN

 

More Zumwalt Drum Circle Recordings: . . . VBR MP3 ENCODED . . EQUIPMENT: DSM-6S/H + SHARP MD

DOWNLOAD drumcrl2.MP3 . . . VBR 160-260 Kbit / 27 MEG / 30:25 MIN

DOWNLOAD drumcrl3.MP3 . . . VBR 160-260 Kbit / 9.1 MEG / 6:25 MIN


MORE OREGON COUNTRY FAIR 2000 DSM RECORDINGS

Greg Manuck & Greg (YAR) Reamsbottom Sing Their Original 1998"Country Fair Song" July 9, 2000 at Zumwalt Campground

Say Hello to Greg @ www.gwillymusic.com

Recording Equipment: DSM-6S/H + LiteGUY + TCD-D100 Sony DAT . . . Recorded by Leonard Lombardo, using Sonic Studios DSM stereo micriphones recording system

DOWNLOAD   Country Fair Song  MP3 . . . 192kbit . . . 5.8 MEG . . . 4:01 MIN


Jamie Janover's HAMMERED DULCIMER . . . Recorded by Leonard Lombardo, using Sonic Studios DSM

"An artist who scores heavily in the originality stakes is Jami Janover... it's Janover's incredibly diverse and imaginative playing that occupies the limelight. The music he tackles is far more complex and experimental than most hammered dulcimer players." .......... Mick Skidmore, Relix Magazine

Recording Equipment: Sonic Studios DSM-6S/H + LiteGUY HRTF Baffle (boompole mounted); Sony PCM-M1/M2 DAT; BC-1 External DAT Battery System

DOWNLOAD . . . dulcimr1.mp3 . . . .192Kbit . . . 7.0 MEG . . . 4:49 MIN.

DOWNLOAD . . . dulcimr2.mp3 . . . .192Kbit . . . 2.0 MEG . . . 1:23 MIN.


LARGE GONG

Played by unnamed enthusiast in the Zumwalt Campground

Recorded in 2000 by Leonardo using DSM-6S/H mic + Sharp MD-MT90 deck

DOWNLOAD 3:48 /5.5 MEG 192Kbps gong.mp3

 


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