the rebirth of Ahuizotl




The Rebirth of Ahuizotl is a field recording composition set as triptych with layered sound narrative built around dualism interior - exterior, machine - living creature; transcending the possibility for a listener to perceive dualism coalesce and produce the space in between – reality and fantasy, dead or living /// The joint element of overall sound narrative is water, the body of water, the movement of water, the invisible spirits of waters.
First part of the triptych is introducing a broken water pump placed in the basement of a cottage house, behaving almost as an ambushed creature, surrounded by dogs it becomes one it self. Second part drifts in to a dream like soundscape of a tiny island, where water is moving freely, and conjoined sound of crickets and a motor boat build surreal atmosphere narrowing the perception of time... further slipping in to a fantasy – the myth of Ahuizotl, a dog–like aquatic forest creature living deep in the jungle, submerged in dense forest hum and surrounded with diversified insect and bird choirs, finally showing us its spiritual heart – a jungle waterfall, watering the Earth and all living far from any possibility of technological human intervention ///
locations >>> Avala – Zuce, village near Belgrade, Vrnik, island in Korčula’s archipelago in South Adriatic, Jungle near Shelter Bay in Panama. Sections 1 & 2 are recorded by the author. Section 3 is recorded by Maja Đorđević & Dušan Lazarević /// 2015