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Re:sound #100: The Cambodia Show

This hour: sounds and stories from Cambodia.

2008 / Virginia Madsen / Aaron Ximm / Delaney Hall / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA

This hour: sounds and stories from Cambodia.

Life and Death in Battambang
by Virginia Madsen (Radio Eye, ABC, 2007)
Australian Producer Virginia Madsen traveled to Battambang, Cambodia, four hours from the capitol of Phnom Pehn, to Komar Rikreay, an orphanage whose name means Happy Children. It was a family affair for this story. Not only is Madsen's brother a social worker at the orphanage, but Madsen brought her 11-year-old daughter along on the trip. In fact, her daughter became a co-narrator in the story, helping to tell the children's stories of life and death in Battambang.

Enchanted Dusk
by Aaron Ximm (Quiet American, 2000)
Sound artist Aaron Ximm made this recording near the entrance to Angkor Wat in Cambodia: the sounds of children, cicadas, fruit bats, the occasional motorcycle.

Cyclo Ride Home
by Aaron Ximm (Quiet American, 2000)
Another field recording from Quiet American, this one from a three-wheeled bicycle taxi zipping through the streets of Phnom Pehn.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.


produced by

Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen is an experienced research and teaching academic. Before entering academia, she worked for many years on staff and as an independent producer for the ABC's national radio networks, RN and ABC Classic FM.

Aaron Ximm

Aaron Ximm is a San Francisco-based field recordist and sound artist.


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