July 7, 2016. I managed to combine a couple of conference activities with a new sampling project in the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and Ayer’s Rock, to make an almost month-long exploration of music and technology, and of recording sound and video in some of Australia’s most famous areas. So I start this blog in LA International Airport at 2AM Cincinnati time, on a layover before my 14-hour flight to Brisbane. On my iPhone, since I don’t want to pay for Internet on the computer. Altho I’m already tired from all the technical preparations of the last few days especially, it’s a relief to be out the door missing only a few things I can get there. I purchased a video camera, case and wide angle lens, hydrophone, underwater housing, small recorder, flash memory of various types, and cases for the devices most of which I need to practice using ahead of the tours. I also am carrying my laptop, audio interface, 2 iPad Pros and cables for the laptop ensemble performance of from Uganda. Too loaded down to do tons of walking in this active airport, but I did get to some shops. People here are from all over the world and I hear many languages.
It’s already Friday in Brisbane.