Trinity University Press

David Rothenberg

Philosopher and musician David Rothenberg is the author of Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales; Why Birds Sing; Sudden Music: Improvisation, Art, Nature; Blue Cliff Record: Zen Echoes; Hand's End: Technology and the Limits of Nature; and Always the Mountains. He is a professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

Song from the Forest

For twenty-five years American Louis Sarno has been recording the polyphonic and hypnotic music of the Bayaka people in Central Africa. His book is a first-person narrative of his life among a hunter-gatherer people and an account of their culture’s extraordinary beauty. Sarno recounts his efforts to protect the Bayakas’ fragile existence in an increasingly destructive world.   Song from the...