Incognito in Basel, Switzerland

I still have been in stealth mode in the city of Basel (in French: Bâle),  few hours there but great city.

Some cafe ambiences…
and also exterior places

the market

Perfect Swiss Soundscape

What is the soundscape you have in mind whenever one speaks about Switzerland? 
I think I got this one. Not easily though. but with few days of meandering in the inner country.
Visual landscapes are more easy to capture than their corresponding soundscapes!
Partly because too many noise pollution is going on.
One main reason is that Switzerland is in the middle of Europe airplane flight paths.

Quad / Double Stereo Config

I have been testing out my config in the Switzerland country around Interlaken.
I put in place an ORTF Stereo with Sennheiser MKH8090, coupled with a stereo pair of DPA 4060 spaced omnis.
All connected to Sound Devices MixPre-6.
I found this configuration quite interesting to record immersive ambiences.

Ambiences in Bern and around

Wandering  around this beautiful Unesco heritage site. Bern is really a nice place. The atmosphere is really interesting with the market and tramway.

I also have been to the Roman city of Avenches and its Roman amphitheatre ruins.

I took the opportunity to record distant traffic!

Even though I stayed just few hours in Bern,  I got a ticket for my  parking !! oups, I would say bicycles are king around here! I like to see it this way!

Geneva ambiences

For few days, I recorded some ambiences in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva, Switzerland!

The main spoken language in this part of Switzerland is French! And the city has a wide mixture of ethnicity.

I was impressed by the United Nations Office. I find it so enthralling to see that all these countries came in agreement to build these instances!

I have to say, in my opinion,  this city is not particularly beautiful, but at least they have a nice and big lake and an impressive fountain jet.

Maybe the most interesting aspect is that Spring has already begun…

oh! They have squirrel here too!