360 VIEW OF ZUMWALT CAMPGROUND
|STAMENPHONE "ONE OF A KIND" WATER VESSEL-STRING INSTRUMENT:|
|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|
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.
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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