The City of Birds (2008) | 3-channel video, 26:38 min

This video clip shows a 1:56 min excerpt from The City of Birds

Music from Heiner Goebbels’ Surrogate Cities:

From Suite for Sampler and Orchestra: Chaconne / Kantorloops, Allemande / Les ruines, Gigue, Sarabande / N-touch, Air / Compression & In the Country of Last Things (Words by Paul Auster)

Music courtesy of Heiner Goebbels, ECM Records (Munich) and G. Ricordi & Co., Music Publisher (Munich)

In the Country of Last Things

These are the last things, she wrote. One by one they disappear and never come back. I can tell you of the ones I have seen, of the ones that are no more, but I doubt there will be time. It is all happening too fast now … These are the last things. A house is there one day, and the next day it is gone. A street you walked down yesterday is no longer there today.

(Paul Auster: In the Country of Last Things)