On January 30th, I did 90 minutes interview with Valer Clark to gather information for my upcoming audio documentary coming out later this year Nature is My Teacher. As usual, hanging out with Valer Clark was fun, moving and inspiring!
This petite woman is full of energy and positive vibes. We talked about what she had done over the last few months at Cuenca Los Ojos, where the name came from and much more.
We read some extracts from a text written by Rodrigo Sierra Corona, who started working with Valer as a student in Mexico. He talks about the impact Valer and Cuenca Los Ojos had on his life (I cried!). The full story will be published in a book coming out next year. We discussed sustainable ranching, what made recording at the Famous Ranch Studio in Sherman Oaks very fitting, surrounded by pictures of cowboys and Native American families. Valer has also worked with Native American tribes, but you will have to listen to the documentary to find out more.
This studio the perfect example for why I love Los Angeles so much. Despite gentrification, there are so many interesting places out of the traditional path, reflecting the local culture that makes Los Angeles such an interesting city. Just driving around the city you discover so many cool places!
Thanks to Sandy
Our Sound engineer was Ajay Brahmandam.