08 mars 2011

February 2011: back to Svanetia!

  A few days in Tbilissi for to discuss with our partners and we're back in Svanetia. It's winter, it's cold even if the snow just arrived for real and the main objective of this trip is to record Lamproba. Lamproba or Lampari (depending of the place) is an ancestral celebration that takes place in nearly every village of Svanetia in honor of the defunct. It last at least two days. On the first day people gather with food and drink in the center of the village and sing, toast and drink in memory of the deads. The second day or... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2010

Location spoting in Svanetia

We spent the first two weeks of November with Nicolas In Georgia for the preparation of our upcoming field recording project in Svanetia, a remote moutainous region of the southern Caucasus. The project is about the soundscape and sound memory of Svanetia. We'll be working in echo to the silent 1930's documentary Djim Shvante (Salt for Svanetia) by famous director M. Kalatozov and interrogate the soundscape of the region, 80 years after the filming. It will be done in two parts: the first part is a collection of sounds, a... [Lire la suite]
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