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“There is no greater solitude than that of the samurai unless it is that of the tiger in the jungle... Perhaps...”
(Jean-Pierre Melville)

I read from the ending of Maxim Gorky's book "In the World"
(the second in his autobiographical trilogy).

These books depict Gorky as a child, discovering the cold, brutal
and lonely world he encountered and from which he felt completely alienated. As a young boy, he always found the forest a magical, holy place, a chance to be away from it all. He writes bitterly about the alienation of humans, and his desire to isolate himself from the world.

I found that this short section offered a glimpse of optimism.

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from Touch: Isolation, released June 11, 2020
Mastered by Denis Blackham, 28th April 2020.
Photography and design by Jon Wozencroft.

further listening: sohrab.bandcamp.com

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“Auditory space has no favoured focus. It’s a sphere without fixed boundaries, space made by the thing itself… It is not a pictorial space, boxed-in, but dynamic, always in flux, creating its own dimensions moment by moment”. Edmund Carpenter

From R. Murray Schafer's book "The Soundscape, Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World" (Destiny Books, 1977)
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