Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Xi'an Funeral Music

This is surely going to give me bad karma, but I taped a funeral's music ceremony going on outside my apartment several weeks ago.

The music is, well, ah, interesting. Some traditional Shaanxi-style opera for you.

Crank your computer's volume up while you listen for the full effect:

This music went on for a good three to four hours.

The proper funeral procession was the next day. I knew because I heard old women weeping as they walked beneath my apartment.


andy said...

awesome. period.

Anonymous said...

Very cool, pictures are interesting but it seems like we forget about sound, when we travel we usually dont just grab the sounds from the places we visit, maybe we should.