59251 aruchavank

I have chosen the 7th-century Armenian cathedral of Aruchavank to represent the many churches in Armenia in which I made recordings. An earthquake, centuries ago, has left its sturdy walls standing beneath a gaping oculus where the now-missing tholobate and conical dome should be.

As we enter and look up, we find ourselves as if standing at the bottom of a well, lowly beings, our only consolation to peer upwards into a mysterious blue beyond, a wintry world peopled by a roaring wind and soaring birds.

Part of Central Asia PhoNographic Mornings, in the series „Each Morning of the World“.