Day 1

I lectured to 150 primary school students at 9am. They wore blue uniforms and seemed pretty attentive. Without any preparation I talked about listening, music, sound and my background. We made a little piece out of singing a few notes and clapping, with music notation and a kind of sonogram representation on the chaulkboard. There was no electricity so I could not plug in my speakers, so I walked around with my computer to show them loon sounds and play it for them. It all seemed to go well and a bunch of them came up to me at the end and asked for URLs for music and software.
Then we went downtown so Larry could meet with a government official about a TATS program, and had lunch at a nice cafe where I had African tea and a chicken burger. They were both very good.
We next went to the dance troupe’s place, which is very beautiful, but were unable to meet with them. Since that was canceled I had time to go to the Uganda museum which was very interesting. I hope to get some pictures up here next.
We came back to the guesthouse and I slept for several hours and then had dinner, bananas, beans, rice, and the others had pork. Joanne is from NY and Jim is a math prof from Hawaii.
The power just blew out in a big wind so I had to retype all that and there is now a candle burning in the room.


About marahelmuth

Composer / researcher specializing in computer music, professor at CCM, at the University of Cincinnati. Embarking on a trip to Uganda April 13, 2011. I will be working with Teach and Tour Sojourners, who arrange tours in the parks and reserves and lectures at universities. On the tours I'll be recording wildlife sound and video, to be used in future compositions.
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