From the village rooftop

Rooftop recording

At noon, I took a little time spent on top of the roof of the hostel at Cotacachi. Allowing to capture compelling and authentic Ecuadorian ambience.
From distance I can hear announcing trucks, those truck that have speakers and navigate around the village to announce whatever they try to sale.
I found them really typical and they sound great from up here, bouncing all over the houses walls and mountains. Also the view is really nice here. Could spend the day on the roof! But more adventures await me…

rooftop ambience ecuador

rooftop sound

A little extract:

 

 

This Morning Dawn Chorus in an Andean farm near Cotacachi Village

dawn in cotacachi

Early this morning I got waken up by incredibly wonderful bird songs along with some roosters around the farm.
I found it so a magical time, I was just opening my ears to the world and laid down still just enjoying this soundscape.
dawn in the farm

Then I thought: I couldn’t I record this and share it to others? I thus jumped out of the bed and in a hurry grab two microphones that I hung out of the window where the sound were coming from.

morning chorus from the window

It was difficult to access the place from outside directly as a hill was standing just in front of the wall. However the ambience was also great from the window.
I am sharing here a little sample from this little special morning at Cotacachi’s country in Ecuador:

Along with the birds, we can hear from far distance the village waking up with its church bells and some dogs.

 

Recording Roomtones of a Traditional Andean Housing

Traditionnal Andean Roomtone

I have been blessed to find a traditional quechua family near the town of Cotacachi in the Andes of Ecuador. They were so nice, prepared meals and having a bed in their farm. I could record great room tones of the place. I setup my beloved quad mic config, a double ORTF, and got some nice quiet sounds.

 

Roomtones in traditional quechua house