DE LA TIERRA
sonoros del Amazonas, los Andes y el Caribe
OF THE EARTH. Soundscapes of the Amazon, the Andes and the
and text by Diego Samper.
by William Ospina
Samper Ediciones, 1999. Spanish only, Audio
peoples treasure the old legend about the time when animals
talked. It is quite probable that the wisest among them also
treasure the legend of the trees that laughed and the stones
that sang. To understand what the stone and the fire are saying
we just need to know how to listen. These pages are kindly
inviting us to join in the delectable exercise of letting
go of the languages we know and to learn the many languages
of the world, the voice of the elements and things, and the
voice of those beings who always talked with them. Everything,
images, letters, and sounds are part of the same search, the
same wish, of recovering if only for an instant the deepest
part of ourselves, that which makes us one with the swell
of waters and sands, of roars and stars.
the foreword by William Ospina. .