Conversations with eco-philosopher Martin Lee Mueller who imagines the world as a salmon might see it and considers how this enriches our understanding of humanity in the process. After writing Being Salmon, Being Human, Martin travels around the world together with Sami joiker and composer Torgeir Vassvik, and other renowned storytellers, to question who we are in relation to the land, the air, and the oceans. These performances share stories of the pancultural encounters between salmon and humans.
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Cristina Redko, PhD
Martin Lee Mueller. Being Salmon, Being Human: Encountering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017
Music composed by Torgeir Vassvik played in this episode:
Orca Angel Dust
Sun in December
Storm is Coming In
Being Salmon Being Human Performance
Sami are indigenous and nomadic people inhabiting Scandinavia for thousands of years. Joik is a unique form of cultural expression for the Sami people. This type of song can be dedicated to a human being, an animal, or a landscape, and improvisation is common. Joik and Joikers reflect one of the oldest continuous musical traditions in Europe.
Theme music created by Tim Moor. Source: https://soundcloud.com/tymur-khakimov
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