Wednesday, March 03, 2004

""Each type of mushroom has a different melody; it's their way of expressing themselves. At first the music starts gently but then it grows stronger," he explains, smiling broadly."

"Swinging his large basket containing a mushroom encyclopedia over one arm and clutching his pen and paper, Halek slowly makes his way through the forest. As he pauses and stands still above the cluster of mushrooms, lost in concentration, he attracts bemused stares from passers-by."

"So far, says Halek, a composer by profession, he has documented the melodies of 1,700 different types of wild mushroom across the country."( | Vaclav Halek: Melodies of the Mushrooms posted by Katka Krosnar)