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Velasco, Daniel

{Island Landscape}: Following in Humboldt’s Footsteps through the Acoustic Spaces of the Tropics


Wednesday 2 November 2005, by Rob Weale

In this article, the author describes his sound-image installation Island Landscape and its inspirations: the flora and fauna of Cuba and the writings of Alexander von Humboldt. Humboldt was a forerunner of the acoustic ecology movement, which endeavours to preserve and record the natural sounds of environments. Through his vividly written descriptions of the sound landscapes of the New World, Humboldt created a lasting work that continues to inspire artists today.

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