WESTERKAMP, HILDEGARD: Into India
Three full length pieces by one of the early researchers for Murray Schaffer's 1970s World Soundscape project. She went on to become a founder member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, and editor of its magazine Soundscape. This is only her second full CD. Assembled from field recordings made on numerous trips to India, it is filled with sounds both sacred and profane: street-vendors, insects, stone-cutters, film music, traffic, street musicians, snake-charmers, railways, individual instruments, chanting, temple bells, water, and voices.