If you've never been to Asia before, don't speak any Asian languages, and have only a day or two available, Singapore would be a great introduction. You can find tropical rainforest and the sea, traditional and modern architecture, and the cultures of China, India, the Middle East and the West all in one city.Most people speak … Continue reading Singapore
Dave Black & Snake Beings: East to West
East to West brings together for the first time two of New Zealand's more unusual artist/musician/filmmaker/ethnomusicologists, taking the audience on an epic journey from one side of the Eurasian continent to another in the space of an hour. Audio Foundation - 8pm, Saturday 5th of April 2014 4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland $5 entry https://www.facebook.com/events/1488696708018183/ The … Continue reading Dave Black & Snake Beings: East to West
ネオン列車の風景 Neon Train Landscapes
Music by Dave Black & Nat da Hatt - two New Zealanders living in Japan. 楽しむことができます! Like 日本 itself, this music offers a surrealistic fusion of ancient and modern. released 31 January 2014 Click here for Nat da Hatt's solo albums Nat da Hatt - electric & acoustic guitars, drum machine, synths, laptop, samples Dave Black - … Continue reading ネオン列車の風景 Neon Train Landscapes
Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012
"This is something that he has to do, that he will do, come fame or oblivion" -Chris Knox Now available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Deezer etc fiffdimension vol2, a sequel to Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005, sees increasingly wide-ranging experimentation and exploration both sonically and geographically, from New Zealand and beyond to Australia and East Asia, and a … Continue reading Fame & Oblivion: 2005-2012
First Time Around: East Asia
This is an album of sound recordings, made in six different countries, edited into sonic short stories and soundscapes - East Asia https://maps.app.goo.gl/UZm5kgceqFjuoNf76 following a year and a half living in South Korea 대한민국, we travelled to Japan 日本 China 中国 Thailand ประเทศไทย Vietnam Việt Nam Mongolia Монгол улс by Dave Black - field recordings, … Continue reading First Time Around: East Asia
Mongolia Монгол улс
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEwJRnkTpeg July 22, 2008 Getting to Mongolia really felt like something new though, starting with the big poster of Chinngis Khan at the airport and the fairly small-town feel of Ulaanbaatar. It looks a bit like Dunedin.Mongolia turns a lot of Asia on its head: it’s not crowded, the houses don’t have Chinese-style roofs, it’s … Continue reading Mongolia Монгол улс
Vietnam Việt Nam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH985qaH3ls 14 Please Mind Your Step [Vietnam/China]* 1:33 * This piece about airports is mostly from China, but the music heard from 0:36 to 0:59 is actually Vietnamese (heard on the radio in Hanoi airport - put together with sounds from Hong Kong and Guangzhou) It was a great pleasure to get to Vietnam. There … Continue reading Vietnam Việt Nam
Cylvi M at Buddha’s foot, Kyoto 京都
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s41EqM9pEng These recordings were made on my first visit to Japan in 2007, on a side-trip while living in South Korea. I subsequently lived in Okinawa in 2011-2012, and travelled further around Kyushu and Honshu.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-phJhmuHLU&list=PLC0CF0811E402440E From Bangkok to Chiang Mai, with Thai images and sounds.
South Korea 대한민국
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vIraMru4vU&list=PL26D01AF2105C675D Music and videos by Dave Black & Cylvi Manthyng, two New Zealanders living in South Korea. The pieces here are made from remixed field recordings of traditional Korean musicians and instruments such as the gayageum, taepyongso, buddhist chants and samulnori drumming, plus our live version of the folk song 'Arirang'.