“THE BOOK OF SOUNDS”. The name draw my attention and I clicked to investigate it more. I found Daniel Goldaracena’s 18-year old on-going project, which started during a field trip to Cuba in 1998.
My curiosity piqued as I interacted with the images and sounds captured by Daniel. The charming voice of a Vietnamese kid singing a love song in her dying language… followed by political chantings in current Mexico. Then, a traditional tune inside a mosque in Bam (Iran). This last one left me speechless when I read how 80% of Bam’s buildings were destroyed by an earthquake a year after the recording was done.