Acts of Listening / Avenida Alemania

33°03’14.2″S 71°37’31.8″W

“A moment destroys the illusion of a whole life,” writes Alexander von Humboldt in Cosmos. “Our deceptive faith in the repose of nature vanishes, and we feel transported as it were into a realm of unknown destructive forces. Every sound—the faintest motion in the air—arrests our attention, and we no longer trust the ground on which we stand.

quote source: Douglas Kahn - Earth Sound Earth Signal, University Press Group, 2013