Prayer Wheel

Recording location: Kathamandu, Nepal

2008, Augp

BikeMike - Prayer Wheel


Soundsource: Prayer Wheel near Swoyambhu Stupa in Amideva Buddha park in Kathmandu, Nepal. In the beginning the prayer wheel sounds like a motor-bike. With the carhorns in the background it seams like a urban soundtrack of machines, but then the prayers wheel out of a cooking oil can brings in its very special note of sound. Magic!

Recorded by Soundman OKM and Zoom H2 August 5th 2008 in Kathamandu, Nepal.

The recording is part of the Sacred Spaces Collection by Cities and Memory.

Image: Love Park: A religious object to "pray" for everlasting sexual potential at the Swoyambhu Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Recording & pic by Wolfgang Dorninger