Tethys is the name of the prehistoric ocean, at the edges of which today's continents were formed. The sound of Tethys is therefore not only a background noise, omnipresent yet fleeting, and consciously not perceptible. It is also a cultural, and so purely hypothetical entity from the interplay of musics, which originate on the coasts and are carried across the ocean. This sound is filled with pain, with the struggle for self-assertion, with longing and the feeling of departure. Sound of Tethys is an audio-geological project and a seismograph of that musical migration.
I felt the coldness of the water and the heaviness of the waves that beat relentlessly on the shore. Yet I could not decide whether to swim or walk. - G.P.T.