Friday, June 18, 2010

Local to Global

An encounter with a bamboo flute player.


wh5: Can I record a minute of your playing?

Flute Player: Sure.

wh5: Nice. Noh?

Flute Player: Local festival.

wh5: Local?

Flute Player: Johore actually.

wh5: You from up that way?

Flute Player: Around here. I just happened to like local festival music.

wh5: How long have you been playing?

Flute Player: 12 or 13 years.

wh5: Can I take your picture?

Flute Player: Sure.

wh5: There. Good one. I already sent the recording.

Flute Player: Sent? Already?

wh5: By iPhone to a friend. They sent me a text back. They like it.

Flute Player: I play it here. They hear it there. Enough to make me feel famous.


Capturing pictures, capturing sound, sending them on. The local event becomes global through a handheld device.

1 comment:

JBS said...

Can you post the music here? I want to hear it, too.