Sounds from Kali Gandaki River with Himalayas to Ocean Expedition

Last year Bubblebee Industries was part of a brave expedition documenting how climate change is affecting the indigenous people of Nepal and Tibet, from Himalayas to Ocean along the Kali Gandaki River.

Niko O'Brien with his stereo rig including Windbubbles

Sound Recordist Niko O'Brien used a pair of DPA CORE 4061 microphones in a carefully crafted stereo rig to record the ambience from the environment, protected against wind and moisture by the Bubblebee Windbubbles L03 during the tough trek down the river valley.

From the Himalayas to Ocean site: "Surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world, the Kali Gandaki river originates from Himalayan glaciers in the desert-dry region of Mustang, at the border with Tibet. Despite the arid landscape, apples have for decades been a key source of livelihood for communities in the southern part of the district, relying on snow levels to irrigate the soils during the dry season. But today, warming temperatures and melting snows are threatening apples, and the communities relying on them." Read more here →

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