Gott Ý Vestmannaeyjum - Goot - an excellent restaurant on The Westman Islands

Maturinn var einstakur og skammtarnir hŠfilegir.

Ůann 22. j˙lÝ hÚldum vi­ hjˇnin ßsamt vinkonu okkar, Unni StefanÝu Alfre­sdˇttur, til Vestmannaeyja. Tilgangurinn var a­ heimsŠkja skylduli­ auk ■ess a­ kanna nřjan veitingasta­ sem nefnist Gott og er a­ BßrustÝg 11. Matse­illinn er a­ hŠtti Berglindar Sigmarsdˇttur, hollur og lj˙ffengur. Eindregi­ er mŠlt me­ sta­num.

Me­fylgjandi hljˇ­rit er ˙r Herjˇlfi. Olympus LS-11 var haldi­ ˙t fyrir bor­stokkinn og numi­ hvernig sjˇrinn freyddi me­fram skipinu. MŠlt er me­ heyrnartˇlum.


In English


On July 22 I and my wife together with our friend, Unnur St. Alfre­sdˇttir, went to the Westman Islands to visit some friends and relatives. We also dined at a newly established restaurant, Gott, at BßrustÝgur nr. 11. The menu is made according to Berglind Sigmarsdˇttir's prescriptions. This restaurant is recommended for it's excellent and healthy food.

The attached recording was made onboard the ferry, Herjˇlfur, while steaming to the Westman Islands. An Olympus LS-11 was held outside the gunnel on the larbourd side capturing the sound of the froathing sea. Headphones are recommended.



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Dul˙­ug sumarnˇtt - A Mysterious Summer Night

FuglalÝfi­ vi­ Kirkjubˇl er fj÷lskr˙­ugt.

Hjˇnin Ester Sigf˙sdˇttir og Jˇn Jˇnsson ß Kirkjubˇli I fyrir sunnan HˇlmavÝk hafa komi­ upp myndarlegri gistia­st÷­u ßsamt řmsu, sem tengist s÷gu og menningu Strandamanna.

Vi­ ElÝn gistum ■ar a­faranˇtt 14. j˙lÝ Ý sumar. Um kl. Hßlftv÷ um nˇttina blÚs hann dßlÝti­ upp, en lŠg­i sÝ­an. Upp ˙r kl. 5 um morguninn fˇr a­ rigna og jˇkst rigningin framundir kl. 8:00.

Vi­ ElÝn settum upp tvo Sennheiser ME-62 hljˇ­nema Ý AB-uppsetningu s.s. 12 metra frß Ýb˙­arh˙sinu. Sneru ■eir upp Ý holti­ og voru klŠddir Rycode vindhlÝfum. Eins gott mi­a­ vi­ ■a­ sem ß eftir fˇr.

Me­ ■essari fŠrslu fylgir 15 mÝn˙tna hljˇ­sřni frß ■vÝ um kl. 01:23-01:38. Ůß hÚldu fuglar sig fremur fjŠrri. Flˇ­ var og heyr­ist ■vÝ vel ÷ldugjßlfri­ frß fj÷runni auk lŠkjarni­ar.

Styrkur hljˇ­ritsins hefur veri­ aukinn mj÷g miki­. Sum nßtt˙ruhljˇ­in eru svo lßg a ■au eru vart greinanleg me­ ÷­rum hŠtti. Ůeir sem vilja lifa sig inn Ý hljˇ­riti­ Šttu a­ nota gˇ­ heyrnartˇl ef ■au eru fyrir hendi. Ůß er eins og vi­ heyrum hjal ßlfanna og annarra landsins vŠtta.

Ůessa nˇtt voru hljˇ­rita­ar me­ Nagra Ares BB+um 7 klst af efni. Meira ver­ur birt ß nŠstunni.


In English

At Kirkjubol south of the village of HˇlmavÝk in North-west Iceland is a guesthous run by Jˇn Jˇnsson and his Wife, Ester Sigf˙sdˇttir. I and Elin stayed there the night before July 14 this summer. We set up 2 Sennheiser ME-62 mics in an AB-setup 12-14 m from the house, facing towards the hills. This sample of 15 minutes is from 01:23-01:38.

Just after the recording starts the wind increases. The tide is high and therefore the sound of the waves is heard as well as the klinging sounds of a small stream nearby. Most of the birds were so far away that some of them were hardly audible with human ears. As there are not much contrasts in this recording it was possible to increase the volume greatly.

Those who want to live themselve into the mysterious sounds of the Icelandic summer night can try to listen, if they can hear the sounds of the elfs and other supernatural beings of Iceland.

About 7 hours were recorded during this night with my excellent Nagra Ares BB+. More recordings are to be released later.



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Brjßla­ur bŠjarlŠkur - A crazy creek

BŠjarlŠkurinn ß Skjaldf÷nn til alls vÝs. Ljˇsmynd: ElÝn ┴rnadˇttir

Sjßlfsagt ver­ur ■etta kalla­ Rigningarsumari­ mikla. VÝ­a hafa or­i­ skemmdir af v÷ldum vatnagangs.

Laugardaginn 5. j˙lÝ sÝ­astli­inn brast ß me­ hlřvi­ri og ˙rhellis rigningu ß Vestfj÷r­um. Selßin Ý Skjaldfannardal Šr­ist og fˇr hamf÷rum. Allir lŠkir trylltust og jafnvel bŠjarlŠkurinn var­ a­ stˇrfljˇti.

Hjˇnin ß Skjaldf÷nn, ■au Indri­i A­alsteinsson og Kristbj÷rg Lˇa ┴rnadˇttir, ur­u fyrir stˇrtjˇni. Varnargar­ar og řmis mannvirki, sem hafist var handa vi­ fyrir um 60 ßrum, eru stˇrskemmd.

Ůegar okkur ElÝnu bar a­ Skjaldf÷nn ßsamt vinafˇlki f÷studaginn 11.j˙lÝ, var bŠjarlŠkurinn en Ý ham eins og heyra mß af me­fylgjandi hljˇ­riti. Hljˇ­rita­ir voru samtals 2,44 klst af bŠjarlŠk ßn nokkurs afskur­ar. HÚr ver­a 10 mÝn˙tur lßtnar nŠgja. MŠlt er me­ gˇ­um heyrnartˇlum.

Nota­ir voru tveir Sennheiser ME-62 Ý AB-uppsetningu.


In English

This summer has been warm and extremely weat in some parts of Iceland. On July 5 it burst on with windy warm weather and the extremely heavy rain on the Westfjords in Iceland. Some creeks turned into big and aggressive rivers. On the farm of Skjaldf÷nn the river, Selß, destroyed a lot of facilities built during the past 60 years to protect the farmland.

Even the creek, just close to the farmhouse, burst into a noisy river. When we came ther on July 11, it was still bulky and angry as can be heard on this recording. Almost 3 hours of the creek were recorder but in this podcast only 10 minutes must do.

Sennheiser ME-62 in an AB-setup were used and a Nagra Ares BB+.

Good headphones are recommended.




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Fj÷rubor­i­ vi­ Listasafn Sigurjˇns Ëlafssonar - The Seaside at the Art Museum of Sigurjˇn Ëlafsson

Laugarnestangi er eins konar gri­asta­ur. Ůar er Listasafn Sigurjˇns Ëlafssonar og ■ar er Hrafn Gunnlaugsson.

Vi­ ElÝn settum upp tvo Senheiser ME-62 hljˇ­nema Ý fj÷rubor­inu rÚtt vestan vi­ listasafni­. Ůegar hljˇ­riti­ hˇfst var hvalasko­unarbßtur ß lei­ Ý h÷fn og sigldi til vesturs. Ůegar 14 mÝn˙tur eru li­nar af hljˇ­ritinu heyrist gl÷ggt a­ annar bßtur stefnir a­ hljˇ­nemunum en beygir til nor­urs.

Notu­ var AB-uppsetning. Einungis voru 16 cm milli hljˇ­nemanna, en ■a­ vir­ist ekki koma a­ s÷k.

Nota­ur var Nagra Ares BB+ hljˇ­riti.

Hljˇ­riti­ kann einhverjum a­ finnast heldur lßgt. A­ ßsettu rß­i var ßkve­i­ a­ auka ekki styrkinn. Ekkert hefur veri­ ßtt vi­ hljˇ­stillingar.

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In english

The Laugarnes in Reykjavik is in a way a quiet place. There is the Art Museum of the sculpture, Sigurjˇn Ëlafsson and there is the world famous filmdirector, Hrafn Gunnlaugsson.

I and my wife, Elin, set up 2 Senheiser ME-62 mics close to the sea a little west from the art museum At the beginning of the recording a sight-seeing ship pas.ses by towards the harbour. Later in the recording (about 14 min) a ships can be heard heading towards the mics, but it turns to the north instead of sailing to the east.

The mics were in an AB-setup with only 16cm between them. S <Nagra Ares BB+ was used.

The recording may seem to be a little low. The volume was not increased to to some hight contrasts. The frequencies have not been cut.

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Hljˇ­heimur Konf˙sÝusarhofsins Ý Qufu - The sounds of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu

Borgin Qufu Ý shandong-fylki Ý KÝnverska al■ř­ulř­veldinu er eftirsˇttur ßfangasta­ur fer­amanna. Margt dregur ■ß a­. Ůar er Hof Konf˙sÝusar, heimspekings og stjˇrnvitrings, sem uppi var ß ßrunum 551-476 fyrir Krists bur­. Ëtr˙legt er til ■ess a­ hugsa a­ fj÷lskylda Konf˙sÝusar bjˇ ■ar til ßrsins 1937, a­ Japanar hˇfust handa vi­ a­ hernema KÝna.

Kenningar Konf˙sÝusar hafa mˇta­ kÝnverskt ■jˇ­lÝf umfram kenningar annarra heimspekinga. ┴ ■a­ jafnt vi­ um vi­horf til vinnunnar, menntunar, foreldra, nßgranna og rÝkisins. Ragnar Baldursson hefur m.a. Bent ß tengsl kenninga Maos vi­ Konf˙sÝus.

Laugardaginn 17. maÝ sÝ­astli­inn var sendinefnd KÝnversk-Ýslenska menningarfÚlagsins ■ar ß fer­. Degi var teki­ a­ halla og fj÷ldi fˇlks af ÷llum ■jˇ­ernum ßtti lei­ um. Ůar sem Úg haf­i komi­ ■arna ß­ur fˇr Úg ■ess ß leit vi­ lei­s÷gumann minn, Li Yanfeng, a­ vi­ drŠgjumst ÷­ru hverju aftur ˙r hˇpnum ■vÝ a­ mig langa­i a­ hljˇ­rita umhverfi­. H˙n var fundvÝs ß hentuga sta­i og afraksturinn birtist hÚr Ý ■essari hljˇ­mynd, sem endar vi­ gr÷f Konf˙sÝusar. H˙n er nokkurn sp÷l frß hofinu sjßlfu og var okkur eki­ ■anga­ Ý rafbÝlum. Ůar var mun meiri ys og ■ys en Ý hofinu sjßlfu.

Lofti­ ˇma­i af fuglas÷ng og kli­ mannfj÷ldans.

Hljˇ­rita­ var me­ Olympus LS-11.


ENGLISH

The city of Qufu in Shandong Province, China, attracts many people as there is The Temple of Confucius (551-476 bc), the sage, who has made more influence on Chinese society than any other philosopher.

His family lived there until 1937 when the Japanese increased their occupation of China. It has even been stated than certain parts of Mao Zedong's theories, are influenced by Confucius.

On May 17 a delegation from The Icelandic Chinese Cultural Society visited the temple. I asked my guide, Li Yanfeng, to stay with me a little behind as I wanted to record the environment. She was very good at finding suitable places. This sound immage is made of 3 recordings, ending infront of Confuciu's tomb which is located a while from the temple itself. We were taken there with an el-car. The environment was a little more noisy there than in the temple itself.

The sounds of birds and people filled the air.

Recorded with an Olympus LS-11.



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ArÝa ˙r Liuqin-ˇperu - An aria from a Liuqin-opera

═ borginni Zaozhuang Ý Shandong-fylki hefur veri­ b˙i­ Ý 5.000 ßr. ┴ri­ 1938 var hß­ um borgina grimmileg orrusta og tˇkst ■ß KÝnverjum a­ hrinda ßrßs Japana. Borgin var a­ mestu ey­il÷g­, en mi­borgin hefur veri­ endurbygg­. Dregur h˙n a­ fj÷lda fer­amanna.

Nefnd KÝnversk-Ýslenska menningarfÚlagsins ßtti ■ar lei­ um laugardaginn 17. maÝ sÝ­astli­inn. ┴ r÷lti okkar um mi­bŠinn bßrust okkur til eyrna tˇnar ˙r Liuqin-ˇperu, en ˇpera ■essi var mj÷g vinsŠl Ý Shandong fyrr ß tÝmum. Leiki­ var atri­i frß keisarahir­inni.

Nokkur hˇpur kÝnverskra fer­amanna fylgdist me­ sřningunni og skßrum vi­ ═slendingarnir okkur ˙r mannfj÷ldanum, en fßtt var ■arna um erlenda fer­amenn.

═ upphafi hljˇ­ritsins heyrist Ý ■eim Mengmeng, starfsmanni KÝnversku vinßttusamtakanna Ý Zaozhuang og Li Yanfeng, sem haf­i komi­ til mˇts vi­ okkur frß h÷fu­borg fylkisins, Jinan. H˙n valdi mÚr heppilegan sta­ til hljˇ­ritunar.

Hljˇ­rita­ var me­ Olympus LS-11 og nota­ir innbygg­ir hljˇ­nemar tŠkisins.


IN ENGLISH

A delegation from The Icelandic Chinese Cultural Society visited the Zaozhuang g-city in Shandong Province on May 16-18 2014. During our walk around the ancient center of the town, which has been rebuilt, we heard the music of Liuqin-ˇpera, sung in the local dialect.

In the beginning the voices of our excellent guides, Mengmeng from Zaozhuang and Li Yanfeng from Jinan, are heard. Li Yanfeng helped me to locate suitable spots for recording.

Recorded with an Olympus LS-11 with the built-in microphones.



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Hrafnkell Da­i gŠlilr vi­ m÷mmu ß ljˇsmynd - Hrafnkell Da­i dallies with his mother on a photo

Hrafnkell Da­i, yngsta barnabarn okkar ElÝnar, var­ 18 mßna­a Ý fyrradag, 23. maÝ. Hann gisti hjß afa og ÷mmu ■ß um nˇttina.
Ůegar hann vakna­i Ý gŠrmorgun lÚk hann vi­ hvern sinn fingur og hÚlt ■vÝ ßfram ß me­an hann dvaldi Hrafnkell Da­i gŠlir vi­ m÷mmu ß mynd af foreldrum sÝnum.hjß okkur. Ekki spillti ■a­ gle­i hans a­ finna mynd af pabba og m÷mmu. GŠldi hann vi­ myndina og benti hva­ eftir anna­ ß m÷mmu sÝna. Hjala­i hann miki­. Ůetta hljˇ­rit geymir samskipti okkar ■riggja auk hrifningar snß­ans.

IN ENGLISH
Our youngest grandson filled 18 months on May 23. He stayed with us during the night. When he woke up yeesterday morning he was filled with joy. It became even better to find a photo of his parents. He kissed the photo and showed all his best gestures. His mother was the main thing. The communications betwenn the 3 of us can be heard in this recording.


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FramkvŠmdagle­i - A Construction Work

FramkvŠmdagle­in er Ý hßmarki ß mˇtum Nesvegar og Skerjabrautar. Vi­ Su­urmřrina bŠta menn gangstÚtt og nŠr Skerjabraut er undirb˙in bygging fj÷lbřlish˙ss. ═ dag h÷mu­ust tvŠr vÚlar.

Hljˇ­rita­ var me­ Olympus LS-11 og ôdau­ur kettlingurö nota­ur til ■ess a­ hlÝfa hljˇ­nemunum vi­ golunni.


IN ENGLISH

A lot of construction work is going on close to my home. A pavement is being restored and the construction of an appartment house being prepared. Two machines were creating the sounds today.

Recorded with Olympus LS-11 and a ôdead kittenö from R°de used to protect the microphones against the breeze.



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Leiki­ sÚr a­ farsÝma

A­ undanf÷rn hef Úg reynt a­ hljˇ­rita me­ Samsung S III farsÝma. Nota­ir hafa veri­ řmsir hljˇ­ritar svo sem Raddupptaka, PCM, PCM PRO og ASR. Sß sÝ­ast nefndi hljˇ­ritar bŠ­i Ý einˇmi og vÝ­ˇmi. ╔g hef hljˇ­rita­ me­ innbygg­u hljˇ­nemunum og R°de barmhljˇ­nema. Hann kemur ■okkalega ˙t a­ ÷­ru leyti en ■vÝ a­ Ý hvert sinn sem hann nemur hljˇ­ fylgir su­ me­.

═ dag fˇr Úg Ý Krˇnuna vestur ß Granda og brß upp sÝmanum til ■ess a­ hljˇ­rita umhverfi­. Nota­ur var ASR hljˇ­ritinn og innbygg­u hljˇ­nemarnir.


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Hljˇ­rita­ me­ snjallsÝmum

Ţmsir ßhugahljˇ­ritarar horfa n˙ spenntir til farsÝma sem hentugra hljˇ­rita framtÝ­arinnar. Svo vir­ist sem nokkurt ˙rval hljˇ­nema sÚ ß marka­inum, sem ˇhŠtt er tali­ a­ mŠla me­. Sjß t.d.

http://www.wildmountainechoes.com/equipment/audio-recording-with-a-smartphone/

Einn ■eirra hljˇ­nema, sem fjalla­ er um Ý ■essari samantekt, er frß R°de ľ lÝtill barmhljˇ­nemi sem kostar ß milli 7-8.000 kr Ý Tˇnast÷­inni. Hann var prˇfa­ur me­ Galaxy S III snjallsÝma og pCM PRO hljˇ­rita, sem fŠst ˇkeypis ß netinu. Írstutt hljˇ­sřni fylgir ■essum pistli. Hljˇ­gŠ­in eru nŠgileg til ■ess a­ ˇhŠtt sÚ a­ mŠla me­ snjallsÝmum fyrir bla­amenn og ■ß sem ■urfa ekki a­ vanda mj÷g til hljˇritsins.


Um blinda snjallsÝmahljˇ­ritara

Ůa­ kostar dßlÝti­ umstang fyrir blinda hljˇ­ritara a­ nřta sÚr snjallsÝma til hljˇ­ritana. Ef nota­ir eru hljˇ­nemar, sem stungi­ er Ý samband bi­ heyrnartˇls-stunguna, ver­ur a­ hefjast handa vi­ hljˇ­ritun ß­ur, til ■ess a­ hŠgt sÚ a­ nřta talgervil sÝmans. Ůegar hljˇ­ritun er loki­ ■arf a­ taka nemann ˙r sambandi.

Samsung S-III og S-IV Šttu a­ geta nota­ g÷mlu ˙tgßfuna af hljˇ­nemum fyrir iPhone, eftir ■vÝ sem heimildir herma. Ůa­ hefur enn ekki veri­ reynt.

Athugasemdir eru vel ■egnar.



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