Witchi Tai To


Soundscape created for the Water Is Life Exhibit at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

“Witchi-Tai-To” – Jim Pepper (1971)
“Stand Up” – Stand ’N’ Rock (2016)
“Bloop Bleep” – Gary McFarland (1966)
“Only Happy When It Rains” – Garbage (1995)
“Four Degrees” – Anohni (2016)
“Here Comes the Rain Again” – Eurythmics (1989/83)
“Take Me to the River” – Al Green (1974)
“Cool Water” – The Sons of the Pioneers (1960)
“Water Is Life” – Will Evans (2016)
“Indian Giver” – Neil Young (2016)
Águas de Março” – Elis Regina and Antônio Carlos Jobim (1974)
“Witchi-Tai-To” – Everything Is Everything (1968)
“The Body Electric” – Hurray for the Riff Raff (2014)
“You Don’t Miss Your Water” – Otis Redding (1967)
“The Ocean” – The Velvet Underground (1969)
“Why Did You Separate Me from the Earth?” – Anohni (2016)
“Witchi-Tai-To” – Brewer & Shipley (1969)
“Waters of March” – Antônio Carlos Jobim (1973)
“History Repeating” – Propellerheads with Shirley Bassey (1997)
“Rain” – Dorothy Morrison (1970)
“The Gentle Rain” – Astrud Gillberto (1965)
“Witchi-Tai-To” – Harpers Bizarre (1969)

Spoken word:
Field recordings from Standing Rock  courtesy of Maija Mikkelsen; a presentation on the Moth Radio Hour from pioneering aquanaut Sylvia Earle; sound clips from activists Myron Dewey and John Trudell; news reports on lead contamination in Flint, MI; a PSA on the Pacific Ocean’s “garbage island;” a clip from The Miracle Worker; Sir Richard Burton reading from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner;” and Sesame Street.