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Bogdan Jankowski // Himalaya and Karakoram • Voices from the Mountains • 1971–2003 CD

Bogdan Jankowski // Himalaya and Karakoram • Voices from the Mountains • 1971–2003 CD

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This is a CD released by Polish field recording artist/climber Bogdan Jankowski on the Polish field recording label saamleng in 2020.

Contains 1971 field recordings he made in the Himalayas and Karakoram between 2003 and 24. Booklet included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

Bogdan Jankowski (1938-2019) participated in many historic mountaineering expeditions in Poland led by Andrzej Zawada. At first he mainly participated as a mountaineer, but later on he was often in charge of radio communication at exhibitions. He brought back countless photographs and recordings. Each time, they brought back dozens of hours of recordings, most of which were records of the journey. They consist of radio communications and occasional speeches. But in his spare time between expeditions, Bogdan Jankowski listened to the reality of the space around him: the mountains, the people who lived there, and the sounds of their daily lives. This part of the archive consists of field recordings of local music, prayers, and ambient sounds. 'Himalaya and Karakoram • Voices from the Mountains' is a selection of Bogdan Jankowski's most interesting recordings, starting with his first expedition to Kunyan Chis in 1971 and ending with his last expedition in 2002/2003, when he took part in the K2 expedition. is recorded. The caravan travels from the lowlands to base camp, through increasingly sparse villages and pastoral huts, ice climbing, summit attempts, and finally into the valley and back to civilization.

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CD in gatefold sleeve. Edition of 300.

tracklist:

  1. Buddhist Monastery Gong 00:52
  2. Buddhist Prayers 04:32
  3. Morning Prayers 05:47
  4. Water Prayer Wheels I 01:03
  5. Puja Before Departure 02:42
  6. Water Prayer Wheels II 01:16
  7. Muezzin in Skardu 02:20
  8. Ensemble of the Mir of Nagar 01:56
  9. Camels in the Caravana 01:46
  10. Caravan Moves On 02:13
  11. Radio I 00:25
  12. Radio II 00:24
  13. Wind Howling Outside a Tent 02:39
  14. Radio III 00:33
  15. Crampons and Ice Ax 04:36
  16. Radio IV 00:51
  17. Camp Under K2 02:47
  18. Breaths 03:43
  19. Report From the Top of Everest 03:20
  20. Evening Camp 03:14
  21. Drumming 00:25
  22. Singing nad Dancing Sherpa 03:04
  23. Caravan 02:13
  24. New Year Concert 01:05

saamleng:

"Bogdan Jankowski (1938–2019) took part in many Polish historical mountaineering expeditions led by Andrzej Zawada. Initially, he participated in them primarily as a climber, but on subsequent exhibitions he was more and more responsible for radio communication. He brought countless photos and sound recordings back. Each trip resulted in several dozen hours of such recordings, most of which documented the course of the trip. They consist of radio communication, as well as occasional speeches. However, in his spare time between expedition duties, Jankowski turned his ear to the space surrounding him—the sonic reality of the mountains, their inhabitants and their daily habits. This part of the archive consists of field recordings of local music, prayers and sounds of the surroundings. ``Himalaya and Karakoram. Voices from the Mountains” is a selection of Bogdan Jankowski's most interesting recordings, starting with the first expedition to Kunyang Chhish in 1971 to the last expedition he participated in, K2 in 2002/2003. However, the recordings are not presented in chronological order here, but rather in line with the natural course of each trip—a caravan leading from the lowlands through increasingly sparse villages and herding sheds to the base camp, ice climbing, attempts to reach the summit and finally return to the valleys, to civilization. They are not only an extraordinary testimony of Polish Himalayan climbing culture, but they also establish the foundations for field recordings in Poland."

The recordings come from the expeditions to:
- Kunyang Chhish (Fall 1971, tracks: 7, 8)
- Lhotse (Fall/Winter 1974, tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 20)
- Mount Everest (Winter 1979/80, tracks: 2, 5, 11, 14–16, 18, 19, 21–23)
- K2 (Polish-Canadian-British, Winter 1987/88, track: 12, 17)
- Nanga Parbat (Winter 1996/97, track: 24)
- K2 (headed by Krzysztof Wielicki, Winter 2002/03, tracks: 9, 13)

Artist: Bogdan Jankowski

Label: saamleng

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This is a CD released by Polish field recording artist/climber Bogdan Jankowski on the Polish field recording label saamleng in 2020.

Contains 1971 field recordings he made in the Himalayas and Karakoram between 2003 and 24. Booklet included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

Bogdan Jankowski (1938-2019) participated in many historic mountaineering expeditions in Poland led by Andrzej Zawada. At first he mainly participated as a mountaineer, but later on he was often in charge of radio communication at exhibitions. He brought back countless photographs and recordings. Each time, they brought back dozens of hours of recordings, most of which were records of the journey. They consist of radio communications and occasional speeches. But in his spare time between expeditions, Bogdan Jankowski listened to the reality of the space around him: the mountains, the people who lived there, and the sounds of their daily lives. This part of the archive consists of field recordings of local music, prayers, and ambient sounds. 'Himalaya and Karakoram • Voices from the Mountains' is a selection of Bogdan Jankowski's most interesting recordings, starting with his first expedition to Kunyan Chis in 1971 and ending with his last expedition in 2002/2003, when he took part in the K2 expedition. is recorded. The caravan travels from the lowlands to base camp, through increasingly sparse villages and pastoral huts, ice climbing, summit attempts, and finally into the valley and back to civilization.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more saamleng releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

CD in gatefold sleeve. Edition of 300.

tracklist:

  1. Buddhist Monastery Gong 00:52
  2. Buddhist Prayers 04:32
  3. Morning Prayers 05:47
  4. Water Prayer Wheels I 01:03
  5. Puja Before Departure 02:42
  6. Water Prayer Wheels II 01:16
  7. Muezzin in Skardu 02:20
  8. Ensemble of the Mir of Nagar 01:56
  9. Camels in the Caravana 01:46
  10. Caravan Moves On 02:13
  11. Radio I 00:25
  12. Radio II 00:24
  13. Wind Howling Outside a Tent 02:39
  14. Radio III 00:33
  15. Crampons and Ice Ax 04:36
  16. Radio IV 00:51
  17. Camp Under K2 02:47
  18. Breaths 03:43
  19. Report From the Top of Everest 03:20
  20. Evening Camp 03:14
  21. Drumming 00:25
  22. Singing nad Dancing Sherpa 03:04
  23. Caravan 02:13
  24. New Year Concert 01:05

saamleng:

"Bogdan Jankowski (1938–2019) took part in many Polish historical mountaineering expeditions led by Andrzej Zawada. Initially, he participated in them primarily as a climber, but on subsequent exhibitions he was more and more responsible for radio communication. He brought countless photos and sound recordings back. Each trip resulted in several dozen hours of such recordings, most of which documented the course of the trip. They consist of radio communication, as well as occasional speeches. However, in his spare time between expedition duties, Jankowski turned his ear to the space surrounding him—the sonic reality of the mountains, their inhabitants and their daily habits. This part of the archive consists of field recordings of local music, prayers and sounds of the surroundings. ``Himalaya and Karakoram. Voices from the Mountains” is a selection of Bogdan Jankowski's most interesting recordings, starting with the first expedition to Kunyang Chhish in 1971 to the last expedition he participated in, K2 in 2002/2003. However, the recordings are not presented in chronological order here, but rather in line with the natural course of each trip—a caravan leading from the lowlands through increasingly sparse villages and herding sheds to the base camp, ice climbing, attempts to reach the summit and finally return to the valleys, to civilization. They are not only an extraordinary testimony of Polish Himalayan climbing culture, but they also establish the foundations for field recordings in Poland."

The recordings come from the expeditions to:
- Kunyang Chhish (Fall 1971, tracks: 7, 8)
- Lhotse (Fall/Winter 1974, tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 20)
- Mount Everest (Winter 1979/80, tracks: 2, 5, 11, 14–16, 18, 19, 21–23)
- K2 (Polish-Canadian-British, Winter 1987/88, track: 12, 17)
- Nanga Parbat (Winter 1996/97, track: 24)
- K2 (headed by Krzysztof Wielicki, Winter 2002/03, tracks: 9, 13)

Artist: Bogdan Jankowski

Label: saamleng