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March 31, 2011


Obscura Day … and Night!

by soundlandscapes

SATURDAY, APRIL 9th, is Obscura Day worldwide, and in Paris Adam, who writes the excellent Invisible Paris blog, is organising two very special events for the day. Both are connected with the curious but fascinating Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale tucked away in a remote corner of the Bois de Vincennes.

The events include a visit to the Jardin in the morning followed by an evening at Dorothy’s Gallery near Bastille where the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale will be brought to life in photo and in sound.

Adam invited me to record the sounds of the Jardin in order to add an extra dimension to the evening event. I have been delighted to do so not least because it has allowed me to become familiar with this intriguing and hitherto invisible part of Paris. Here is a taster …

Sounds of the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale:

Saturday April 9th promises to be an interesting and intriguing day. You can get all the details here.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mar 31 2011

    Good luck with what looks like a fascinating and unique day

  2. Apr 11 2011

    Thank you for a most wonderful collection of bird music; so enchanting, peaceful and fun!
    I would have very much liked to be part of Adam’s tour but sadly my Hero Husband and I only returned around 23h on Friday from an outing we ‘had’ to attend…. I very much hope that this will happen again next year and that I might then have a better control of our diaries!
    This is so delightful – merci encore!

    • Apr 11 2011

      Thank you Kiki. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the recordings. I hope that they gave you a sense of the atmosphere of the Jardin and of the evening. I’m sure that Adam will come up with another original idea next year!


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