Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Pedro Ochoa, El caminante, 2000

Recording time: 12 min 13 s.

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About this composition:

"Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee." Gen. 12,1.
The constant searches and transformations that take place pursuing a spiritual path may be condensed into the concept of initiatory journey.
The journey of the Magi is the model. Moses and his nation, the Simurg, the pilgrims of Eleusis and Santiago - and, in a few words, all pilgrims will repeat this journey, the sole difference between the traveler and the pilgrim being that the latter one believes he is certain about his aim.

The wanderer will face a large number of obstacles, and each of them will have a meaning and will bring a teaching, which may remain hidden for a while. At the end of the road, the wanderer will find birth and death, not always symbolic. Just a new start for another journey.
Dreaming, flying in dreams and traveling through imaginary landscapes are related activities.