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59 DEATHS, WORLD LISTENING DAY AND THE RNC

For those hearing The Republican National Convention's call for building more border walls and performing other lewd acts of xenophobia consider the sound of the United States Border Wall being struck one time for every man, woman and child known to have died trying to go over, under and around it in Southern Arizona so far this year.

No matter what you may hear, border walls kill.

And in other news...

world listening day 2016

 

In 2006 while recording the audio material for what would become The Anta Project, I stopped at a roadside shrine on the way to Three Points, Arizona.

The shrine was well maintained and I was told it was kept that way by migrants and Border Patrol alike.

Today the shrine has been completely demolished.

The religious statues and votive candles it once contained are smashed and scattered around the area where it once stood.

In celebration of the theme of World Listening Day 2016 -- Sounds Lost and Found --- I offer two recordings.

The first is from 5/25/06 of the wind howling within the shrine.

The second is from 7/17/16 of the wind whispering where it once stood.

HEAR IT HERE

world listening day 2016