Michael Nathaniel Meyer
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Tabgha, Israel: After a scrum of tourists filtered out of the Church of the Multiplication, it was filled with the sound of an elderly nun slowly sweeping the mosaic tile floor to the sound of bird song outside the church. September 2018.

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Paris, France: Chatter of the crowd viewing Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum. August 2016

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Siem Reap / Preah Kahn, Cambodia: Another example of my fascination with how we respond in the face of sites of wonder, beauty and cultural meaning: While visiting the temples around Siem Reap, I came upon a scrum of tourists all toting fancy cameras. They were part of a tour group that had hired a local dancer to pose in traditional dress at the Preah Kahn temple (and a musical performance as well, though that is not in this recording). December 2017.

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Yellowstone National Park: This is one of my earliest field recordings. At the time I was thinking more about the video I was recording, but this piece of audio made me consider the audio as something complete in and of itself. It is also one of the first recordings I made in a national park focusing on a crowd rather than on a pristine ambient sound-scape. It's amazing the things that we say as we're looking at scenes of wonder. August 2001.

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Coba, Mexico: The chatter of tourists at sites of great cultural significance or beauty always strikes me as modestly discordant. This recording is of tourists climbing up the Nohoch Mul Piramide at the Mayan ruins of Coba, Mexico. The recording covers my climb up the pyramid, ten minutes or so at the top, and my descent down. You can hear I'm a little out of shape. The two bumps in the recording are when I set the recorder down at the top and then picked it up before the descent. March 2018.

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