According to legend, Don Julian began collecting dolls in order to appease the spirit of a young girl that he found drowned in one of the lake’s canals. Today the small island is covered with hundreds of deteriorating dolls and rumored to be haunted by the girl’s spirit. Cut-up poetry with processed trombone and electronics. Video from “La Isla de las Muñecas” by Don Julian Santana Barrera (d. 2001) on Lake Xochimilco, CDMX. Field recordings made at various cathedrals in and around Mexico City.