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Sounding 1: Rhythm of the Tides

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This sound file accompanies Chapter 1 of my doctoral thesis. The five soundings comprise one of the timbral lines of the study, offering an aural expression of my research.

Listen for the Armenian duduk, carved from apricot wood.
The teka-teka of taiko drum. Long exhale of conch shell awakens us to the present.
The hum of a boat across salty waters as my father and I prepare to fish.
Listen for the spaces between the beats, the spaces of ma to arrive.
Sounding 1: Rhythm of the Tides
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Tibetan singing bowl: Elaine Ginn
Ōdaiko, shime-daiko[1]: John Endo Greenaway
Breath, Chinese gong, conch shell, ocean drum: Amy Newman
Boat: BBC Sound Effects
Duduk Armenian Sample Sound: Freesound.[2]

[1] Small high pitched taiko tightened with ropes or bolts (Nagata Shachu, n.d.).
[2] Excerpt slowed for use in thesis.
2 min 37 sec
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