For a year, the musician recorded the sounds of immigrants praying in overt and concealed places around Athens.
The religious groups include Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Christians of various denominations and multiple ethnic origins (Ethiopian, Afghan, Pakistani, Senegalese, etc.). The project does not stop at the level of the field recording; instead the musician, as a local observer, embraces all these sounds with his personal musical comment, always with modesty and respect. It is a project that highlights the positive elements of the coexistence with all these ‘other’ people and at the same time reminds us of the value of the experiential use of music.
«This project was a revealing experience for me in so many ways.
I am excited to have met so many people from different countries and religious beliefs and I am thankful for having visited so many different places, each one with its own special feeling, character, sounds, colors and smells—and all of them right next to our homes. Tassos Vrettos truly encouraged my idea to take that extra step and add to these field recordings my personal musical comment, always with a sense of modesty and respect for the original sounds. My hope is that this interaction between my sound and theirs comprises a representation of the positive elements of our coexistence with all these ‘other’ people.
It is a journey around the world, a journey within Athens!»