From Cloud to Seed LP, 37 min.
Alluvial Recordings ALL004
Numbered limited edition of 300
Composed 1998 - 99, released 2000
Cover images by S.N.
Conceptual narrative of materials as infinitely transformable, evolving and rearranging through cycles of growth and decay. Focus on the collision of organic and synthetic materials, layering of divergent acoustic spaces, condensed structures, jumbled sounds, dynamic swells.
Compositional processes include re-recording, tape distortion, site-specific improvisation.
Sources include bowed wire, harmonica, cello, dry leaves, glass shards, ceramic rods, paper, hand cymbals, small bells, rocks in a wooden box, metal rods, cardboard tubes, tuned cowbells, mechanical viola, seeds on tin foil, bowed glass, field recordings in a resonant stairwell.