Desierto (Arte Radio)

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Desert soundscapes

An invitation to go down the altiplano Potosino, a desertic mexican region north of San Luis Potosí state. On its elevated plains at 2000 meters height, the desert is far from being empty. We can listen to the inhabitants from the small villages widespread over the desert. Shepards guide us next to their flocks of sheep and goats, we travel by donkey or cart for plowing the fields. Between cactus and bushes, cows look for blades of grass. Back in town after a long journey, we found ourselves at the church in the patronal feast. As an echo of the train crossing the vastness, coyotes sing as their way of partying.

A work
by Félix Blume
Sound recording
Pierre Costard & Félix Blume
Production & mixing
Félix Blume
Sound recording dates
July 2012, June 2019 & August 2021
Sound editing and mixing
February, March & September 2021
Arte Radio :

Thanks to the inhabitants of Wadley, Lavaderos, Charcas, Coyotillos, Presa Santa Gertrudis, San Antonio De Coronados, Estación Catorce and San Agustín.

Broadcast and listening sessions: Maison de la Poésie (Fr), Radio Campus Bruxelles (Be), Bruits #3 (Fr), Sonic Acts (Nl), Sonographe (Fr), 

Exhibitions: Palais de Tokyo (Fr),

Nominated at Phonurgia Prize 2022