On March 13, 2019, we had fairly strong wind of about 6 meters per second (21.6 kph). While I was out with my camera, I stopped at a small bamboo grove and made a short audio field recording.

The location of this recording can be seen on radio aporee ::: maps.

I recorded with a Sony PCM-M10 recorder and two small omnidirectional microphones attached to either side of a backpack lying on the ground.

Audio recording in a bamboo grove
Audio recording in a bamboo grove in Tsuji, Ritto City

The Compass app on my iPhone helps me record the location and orientation of the microphones.

Audio recording in a bamboo grove
Audio recording in a bamboo grove in Tsuji, Ritto City

This little grove of bamboo stands alone on a corner between fields and an old residential neighborhood. Since it is not maintained, I fear that it may disappear.

Bamboo grove
Bamboo grove in Tsuji, Ritto City

Published by Greg Peterson

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Notre Dame University. I have retired from full-time service (1977-2014) and now offer weekly lectures in interpersonal and intercultural communication. Since 1980 I have lived in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, where I enjoy outdoor activities, especially photography, hiking, and cycling.

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    1. Interesting! I hadn’t thought about it in this case, but I suppose I perceive wind as an active agent that “plays” objects as musical instruments. I would like to find more wind-powered sounds!

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