I recently took a trip down to New Orleans with my Fiancé, and got to experience the city in a whole new light than I have before. It was a wonderful trip, and we had an amazing time.
We did a couple of things while we were there:
- Ate really, really, really good food
- Met with some friends we have not seen in a long time
- Visited the Singing Oak at City Park (follow link for video)
- Walked along the Mississippi
- Ate some more really, really, really good food
- Walked around Magazine Street
- Walked around the French Quarter
- Listened to street performers
- Viewed some amazing art
- Ate even more really, really, really good food
- Visited the Tree of Life at Audubon Park
- Rode the streetcar up and down St. Charles Ave
- Gazed in amazement at all of the gorgeous mansions and houses in the Garden District
- Drove across and back the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (~24 miles each way over the lake)
- Walked through the swamp at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
- And visited the Singing Oak again
The Singing Oak easily became my new favorite place in New Orleans. Also, while I was there, I brought along my trusty travel recorded and gear, and captured sounds inside and outside of the city. Below is my take on the rendering and mixing of these sounds of one of my favorite cities.
It is long, slow, and wandering… just as if it was on New Orleans time.
The name itself comes from not only one of the amazing restaurants we ate at while we were there, but also the Atchafalaya River. While we did not visit the River on the trip, it provides more of a Southern Louisiana feel to this track, because all of the sounds captured were from both inside and outside of the city.
This is the first rough cut, so please be honest, even brutal in your comments if you need to be. All feedback is welcome and will help render the final version of this piece.
Thanks in advance for listening (and hopefully commenting!)