The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram
I am interested in sustainable music. I want to know if it is possible to keep a band in motion across the world using the same amount of energy it would require to keep them alive (and well) at home. There was a big rush of this in the early millennium, everyone from Neil Young to Radiohead had a Biodiesel tour rig, but like most trends it only took a few years for the “green rock” to disappear from the mainstreams of information and our collective imagination.
Does an artistic life in motion press a heavier carbon footprint than the same life rooted to a specific hood? These thoughts are spurned by reading The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human-World by David Abram. This compelling, beautiful, magical and well-researched book is about re-evaluating our relationship with the world around us by re-imagining reality itself.