A colleague of mine asked me to help with a documentary that needed clean music recordings of Afghan musicians. This was the first time I had worked with musicians using instruments such as tablas, dilruba, rubab, and a sitar. I miked everything up traditionally; dynamic mics for percussion and voices, and condensers for strings.

Owing to Afghanistan’s geographical position, it is a cross-roads and melting pot for musical ideas from India, Pakistan, Iran, China, Tajikstan and the northern ‘Stans’. Hopefully one day I’ll get the chance to explore this fascinating country.

The wonderful sound of the Rubab (with birds chirping in the background)