Since the late 1980s Jim Denley has been musicking with the Hidden Valley, regularly hanging out there to play/record. This volume presents audio recordings and drawings co-created over a few wonderful days, with a band of human artists, critters, stones, trees, and energies.
Musicking and musickin (to use Hannah Reardon-Smith's term) are inherently and eternally part of the Hidden Valley, and all musicians, human or non-human, delight in their special listenings and soundings. Yuin Nation musicians have been coming here to play for thousands of years, we too can show our gratitude, enter into reciprocity, and co-become with our musickin through everyday acts of reverence. With modern portable recording equipment, we are gifted this audio sourced from these playful improvisations, our Gaia songs, this geo-music. The voice of Budawang Bura is ancient beyond our knowing singing an old and novel song. The eternal orchestra is the sonic universe.
- Jim Denley.