April 28th. I am on the way to Hailuoto, Northern Finland to make two sonic bikes and a composition for them with Hai Art. I have come north from Portugal where I have been making another bicycle piece, Opera fiXi. Portugal is busy, hot and noisy. People are loud and they often kiss you. It's wonderful. Finland is cold, flat and still. Things spread out in straight lines over abundant space, people look you straight in the eye, rarely touch you and when they do say something, it's more than worth listening to. It's antithetically also wonderful. When the boat engine stops, the air here is so crisp and cold and clean, you can hear beyond it.