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Published: 22 August 2012

By Andy Ross

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Coincidence and philosophy?

On a lovely calm late summer morning, walking to work under a grey cloudy sky full of colour, my ipod started to play Rautavaara's Cantus Arcticus, a wonderful piece full of longing and peace based on birdsong and the sounds of the Arctic. Suddenly, as the curlew in the music called, a nearby curlew sang out from the field nearby, and as the swans flew overhead in the music, the geese took off from the loch and flew overhead, calling in unison with the music. With the purple heather hills and the light, it was a thoroughly satisfying walk, and I would recommend it to anyone!