Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, India
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Gol Gumbaz - Bijapur, India
Recording date: Februari 23, 2007
Engineers: Arjen van der Schoot, Rahul Atul Manthalkar.
Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah II (1627-57) of the Adil Shahi dynasty of Indian sultans, who ruled the Sultanate of
Bijapur from 1490 to 1686.
The structure consists of a massive square chamber measuring nearly
50 m on each side and covered by a huge dome 37.9 m in diameter
making it the second largest one in the world which is unsupported by
any pillars. The acoustics of the enclosed place make it a whispering
gallery where even the smallest sound is heard across the other side
of the Gumbaz. At the periphery of the dome is a circular balcony
where visitors can witness the astounding whispering gallery. Any
whisper, clap or sound gets echoed around 10 times.
The ground level samples ring on for a staggering 25 seconds.
Gear: DPA 4006 omni directional mics and tannoy speaker.
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