"Hymn to Nature"
-around the water mill
Bachas is a small village situated
in the Comminges, in the region of the Haute-Garonne, far from
all commotion and annoyances, in the heart of our simple and
The old water mill, on the outskirts of the village, is a haven
of peace where verdant Nature reigns, lulled by the rhythm of
the hours chimed out by the bells of the church tower. A fantastic
orchestra, composed of all sorts of birds and insects, amply
harmonizes and accompanies the sound of water flowing down the
nearby river and canal. The blowing of the wind, the thunder
and the rain join in on occasion. A delightful and fascinating
univers calling to mind the origins of the world.
This album has been made with the view in mind of sharing this
enchantment with you. It is in fact a "picture" of
sound linking some sequences of actual recordings of life around
the water mill from dawn to dusk, in spring through to summer.
My pan pipes, the harps of Katrine Horn and Elisabeth Valletti
have not been able to resist joining their voices, if only for
some minutes, in this concert of Nature in a symbolic evocation.