Musicians of the primeval forest. From jungles and spruce forests.
Primeval forests can be likened to ancient folk songs: they are wild, mysterious, and full of vitality and the magical beauty of standing on their own. Both the indigenous song tradition and primeval forests take hundreds, sometimes even thousands of years to develop. And just as the old songs include “everything in them“ – human life, the evolution of people and the creation of the whole world – so the same can be said about the primeval forest. You can hardly find greater biodiversity on Earth than in the forest.
Both the forest and music share a great attraction. Inner wisdom is often unrelated to gaining something, but rather to letting something go. Why is it so – go figure! The forest, as well as music, has a liberating nature because both are wonderfully close to the nameless that a human being is seeking, be it on this or that side of magical meaning. Both the forest and music hold something beyond human understanding. And true communion can only be felt with that which can’t be fully comprehended. Why isitso–gofigure!
We have come twenty years into the 21st century. Since humans started walking the Earth, nature has never been in such a dismal state as now. The times when forests could still be protected by common sense seem to be over. We might be unable to do much in Estonia or the Amazon any more.
Yet music, in its essence, is not rational. It rather belongs to the heart, and at best it can even be a magical act. And that’s exactly why its influence will reach behind the gates that would stop common sense.
When a man meets the forest, the forest retreats. We have seen it in Europe, Asia and Africa, and so it tends to be in South America. However, when mankind meets the Forest, mankind will falter.
So – the forest is stronger than man. And this knowledge makes this music resound like a chant: it has sadness, beauty, and a powerful celebration of the victorious. It is a song that the forests are singing to mankind, singing in beauty and wildness like Grand father, because forests were here before us, and will be here after us.
So, Metsa Kene is first and foremost a parable. Who has ears will hear; who has wisdom will understand.