This blog isn't very conducive, so we're moving the blog over to Tumblr...

http://underwaterairport.tumblr.com/

For some reason, you have to click on the blog headline in order to open up the "Real" blog page.  If you want the links to be live, you need to do this.  We like to post links to cool stuff, so be sure to click the headlines!

Underwater Airport is all about sound and spirit, so it is only appropriate that our first blog post should pay tribute to an amazing, long-running radio program on Boston's WGBH called Sound & Spirit.

Host Ellen Kushner masterfully weaves together music with cultural and historical insights, producing one delightful program after another. I recently was driving and listening to NPR (as usual) and heard some of her Gamelan program.

You can hear this, and many other wonderful archived shows, at the Sound & Spirit website.

The Gamelan program has peaked my interest in the Canadian composer Colin McPhee, who traveled to Bali in the 1930s, and produced some fantastic music incorporating Gamelan sounds.

Colin McPhee's "Nocturne" on YouTube.

Enjoy!

- Ed

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