My Heart Is In The Highlands

The Hudson river and valley as seen from one of Mount Taurus's peaks along the white trail
The Hudson river and valley as seen from one of Mount Taurus's peaks along the white trail

Inspired by the adaptation of Robert Burns’ song for organ by Arvo Part, this was a hike to Mount Taurus on the Hudson river Valley with a hiking meetup group last Sunday in the early AM. The video clip was shot along Metro North Hudson Line and the photos were taken around the white and yellow trails.

 

By Kinan Faham

"the Silent Camera" was conceived in 2009 and was inspired by the music of Arvo Part especially his piece "Silentium". I perceive the modern world as oscillating between two extremes that are analogous to two of Arvo Part's pieces: "Perpetuum Mobile" represents the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the sea of people surrounding you, the noise in the streets, the deadlines, the challenges and the lessons to learn, the new technologies and risks facing our civilization, the musical pieces you learn [or fail to master],.. etc. "Silentium" represents the resolution of every musical note, every spoken word and every movement of your day. It is the moment that you are most likely to remember after the day's noise has settled and its turbulence has subsided. It is the moment that we all crave and the moment that will allow us to persist to the next day when the Perpetuum Mobile cycle starts again.

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