BURNING MAN 2011

The Man, 2011 Burning Man 2011
Recorded 29 August – 4 September 2011
in Black Rock City, NV

In 2011, Myke returned to the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. As per his prior visits, he arrived in time for “Early Crew” at Black Rock City, chronicling his new camp’s role in constructing a temporary city on the dry lakebeds of the Playa. He then went on to record his travels around the City throughout the week of the Burn itself. Recorded for the first time using hand-crafted, head-worn stereo microphones, this condensed version creates an even more multi-dimensional sonic portrait of the Burning Man experience than before.


View the timeline for this recording.

Time – Date – Event
00:00 – 00:15 – Cycling across the playa
00:16 – 03:17 – 8/29/2011 – Evening: The Gamelatron by Taylor Kuffner
03:18 – 10:31 – 8/29/2011 – Evening: Andrea Brook plays the “Earth Harp” at sundown, Temple of Transition
10:32 – 12:39 – 8/29/2011 – Evening: Crossing open playa to the Esplanade
12:40 – 13:44 – 8/29/2011 – Night: Dancing on the Esplanade (Unknown art car)
13:45 – 15:43 – 8/30/3011 – Afternoon: Medium Troy live at Mystikal Misfits theme camp
15:44 – 36:25 – 8/31/2011 – Night: On the Esplanade
32:31 – 32:38 – [Transition] Cycling across the playa
32:39 – 34:00 – 8/31/2011 – Night: Aural Conflagrator by Chromatest
34:01 – 34:50 – 8/31/2011 – Night: Internal clock of deep playa parking meter
34:51 – 36:52 – 8/31/2011 – Night: Conversation around parking meter
36:53 – 40:02 – 8/31/2011 – Night: Dust City Diner by Michael Brown, David Cole, John Berg and the Dusties
40:03 – 40:10 – [Transition] Cycling across the playa
40:11 – 41:01 – 9/1/2011 – Early morning: No turning back…
41:02 – 42:32 – 9/1/2011 – Afternoon: Happy Hour Bullhorn at Mystikal Misfits theme camp
42:33 – 45:06 – 9/2/2011 – Afternoon: Dragging the “Trojan Horse” to its burn platform
45:07 – 46:55 – 9/2/2011 – “Night: Georgie Boy – Fallen Queen of Broadway by Mister Jellyfish”
46:56 – 49:01 – 9/3/2011 – Night: The Man Burns
49:02 – 52:26 – 9/3/2011 – Night: Robot Heart art car after the Man Burn