The Beaches of Persia is a sound art production by my friend Antonio Ruiz. It comes from a series of interviews Antonio did with me, at least six years ago, at the University of Sussex, and is taken from my words, spoken by myself and actors, with its own music. Antonio is a real artist with sound, now focused on his music in his home city, Madrid.
It was based on my experience on a beach in Formentera in the spring of 1970, which I wrote about in my book The Choice, and I recorded as my first episode of this podcast. Antonio seized upon it and made something completely new out of it. It’s biographical, and someone else’s view of who I am, which sometimes makes me wonder about who I am in the first place. It#s not in the usual format but Soundcloud, where I first used it, years ago.