SOLO "India's Love Lyrics" by Laurence Hope-annise

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Post by HelenWillifordLower » May 17th, 2017, 8:58 pm

India's Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope (1865 - 1904).
The poetry of Laurence Hope, the pen name of Adela Florence Cory aka Violet Nicolson, is some of the most unique and passionate in the English language. Extremely popular in the early years of the 20th century, her works inspired music, songs, lovers, silent films and even the creation of Shalimar perfume. Her work wades fearlessly into issues of racism, same sex attraction and forbidden love, but also transports the reader to a vibrant India of another era, with it's exotic peoples, flora, fauna, folklore and larger than life landscapes and intrigues. Even so, Hope's work has the delicacy of fine literature, with the matchless phrasing, rhyming and structure that only a true poetry adept ever achieves. Mixing overtones of the French poetes maudites and English Aesthetes with the sounds and flavors of India, critics of her day likened her to "a decadent Kipling". Like Elizabeth Browning, Hope's first book title gave the impression she was only transcribing the tempestuous poetry of another culture; it is now known that all the work was hers, though she was fluent in Urdu and was certainly inspired by the language and song traditions of the great Subcontinent where she spent most of her adult life. It is only by an accident of academic oversite that Hope is now hardly known to the public, and her work out of print. With this Librivox recording, you may join the many starry-eyed listeners who have discovered Hope, following her footsteps into the alluring and lost world of "The Teak Forest" and beyond. (Helen Williford-Lower)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8197
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin Genres for the project:

    Keywords that describe the book: poetry, India, love, victorian, romantic, women's studies, sapphic, erotic

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of India's Love Lyrics. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Poem title" and give each poem title as you read it


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "sectioin[number] of India's Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[poem title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [section]"
      [/i]
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of India's Love Lyrics, by Laurence Hope. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording,
  • Example filename indiaslovelyrics_##_hope.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. indiaslovelyrics_01_hope.mp3)


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Post by annise » June 14th, 2017, 3:08 am

OK - I've had a swift listen to the file and it seems good (I'm not the PLer). so I'll fix the file name and add it to the MW and hope a PLer comes along

Re the MW access you need to get a new temp password and the option for that should come up so try again
If it still doesn't work for you give us a step by step like
I logged into the forum
I clicked on ....
The screen said ....

so we can work out what the glitch is

And your actual reading was great and technically fine - so you've done the hard part.

Anne
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Post by HelenWillifordLower » June 14th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.


I sent a file renamed as suggested that is 19:04 in length. the link is http://uploads.librivox.org/annise/indiaslovelyrics_01_hope.mp3

Good news is I got into the Dashboard with a new password, and uploaded a hopefully correctly named file.

Now do I need to go fishing for a PL? - post in listeners needed?

Thank you!-
Helen

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Post by annise » June 14th, 2017, 10:07 pm

Great
I'll tidy up the thread a bit so it looks more like things are running smoothly and move it to going solo, and if a DPL hasn't dropped by we can advertise,
It's safe to keep on , there aren't any major problems

Anne
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Post by HelenWillifordLower » July 3rd, 2017, 8:08 pm

Hi -

Just wanted to drop a note here saying I am enjoying this work, have some editing to do before finishing my 2nd section, and also going on a vacation. I'll be back to reply before the end of the month.

Happy mid summer to all.-
Helen

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Post by HelenWillifordLower » July 30th, 2017, 10:45 pm

Hello -

I have just uploaded Section 2 Still need a listener.

I have never been as close to these poems before - some of them are very odd. They are EXTREMELY modern for an Edwardian female poet. Many of them feel like free verse play monologues, though all are in tightly structured meter. The first one in section 2 is weird as it is a boat song, and I found the best way to approach it was to make it sing-song. Don't worry dear PL whoever you are, it is unique from the others.

I am going to continue recording, and hopefully accomplish a section a month, probably uploading on the last day of every month. Seven poems turns out to be a lot because LHope's work is so emotionally demanding - also there are all kinds of voices that populate her work. I will be happy to do any concerning recordings over, so let me know any concerns.

Thanks,
Helen
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Post by annise » July 31st, 2017, 12:17 am

Probably time for an ad, I'll set one up this time and point you to it so you'll know how to next time.

Anne
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Post by HelenWillifordLower » July 31st, 2017, 12:32 am

sounds great~ thank you anne! :)

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Post by annise » July 31st, 2017, 12:39 am

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=66737&p=1380046#p1380046 is the listeners wanted.
I noticed that the text link you gave just referred to the PG site , so I changed it. Gives an easier way to read and is probably more reliable

We need a time for the 2nd bit

Just using section 1 or part 1 loses the feeling , and this is what will show on the catalogue page. Does what I've put show its the first title of five do you think ? I was just experimenting with possibilties , yours is the final choice.
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Post by HelenWillifordLower » July 31st, 2017, 4:24 am

I added the time.

The poem names add something. I added +6 to indicate there are 7 poems in a section. it's not ideal as the first poems in a section aren't necessarily the famous ones, but I don't see what else we can do with the space available, so let's go with it.

The other option is to put "Pgs 4-15" I suppose referencing the book pages covered, but that is so dry. Having poem titles does give more flavor.

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Post by annise » July 31st, 2017, 4:34 am

It does at least tell people where to start as well as improving the atmosphere I think, after all, you want to encourage browsers.
She has a very "non English " feel to the ones I read. I've been watching a TV proram with an Indian setting and it really is breath taking even with the poverty. You can see why people like Kipling loved it so much.

Anne
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Post by MrsHand » August 1st, 2017, 4:57 am

I can DPL if you'd like.

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Post by annise » August 1st, 2017, 5:36 am

That would be delightful. :9: Thank you. You should have access now.

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Post by HelenWillifordLower » August 28th, 2017, 7:53 pm

Hellooo-

Just uploaded section 3. Thank you Kristin, looking forward to hearing feedback if you have any. My system got "reworked" because up upgraded to Windows 10 and it changed my system audio volume and controls. I had to reload a new driver and I am wondering if the settings stayed the same for Audible. I think I fixed it but let me know if you hear a difference in sound quality between section 3 and the first two sections -HWL

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Post by MrsHand » August 29th, 2017, 5:19 am

PL Notes:

Section 1 - gap at start should be 1 second or less

Section 2 is PL OK. There was a bit of reverb coming through at the end, but nothing too distracting.

Section 3 -
  • gap at start should be 1 second or less
    repeat at 08:45-08:53 - "But as her lips meant...but as her lips met his"
    background noise at 10:50
    repeat from 14:58-15:17
    background noise at 18:40
I would also add that perhaps the gap between poems should be no more than 2-3 seconds. There were a couple times I thought the recording was over and missing the outro, when it was just a long gap between poems. They're read so well, I would hate for someone to change tracks thinking that one was over and miss out on the rest.

Also, I thought Section 3 sounded just fine, if not a touch better (sound wise) than the first two. I look forward to hearing the rest.

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