“Cricket Voice” is a musical exploration of a cricket, whose song I recorded in the stillness of a Mexican desert region called the 'Zone of Silence.' The quiet allowed for such acoustic clarity that this cricket's night song—sung coincidentally very near my microphone—became the ideal sound object for a tape composition. Slowed down, it sounds like the heartbeat of the desert, in its original speed it sings to the stars. This piece is dedicated to Norbert Ruebsaat who wrote:
It’s hard to be a night in the desert / without the crickets. / You make it with the stars / You make it with the skin / of the desert night. / You stitch those two together / Sky and earth. / You find it with your cricket voice. HW
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