Salisbury Cathedral September 3, 2011
Written by Broadsword
I wandered into Salisbury cathedral in mid June 1997 to find somewhere quiet to work on the outline for my degree thesis. Instead I found a guy setting up an electric guitar and what looked like left over equipment from the filming of ’Star Trek’. I was set to go, but after listening to the first couple of minutes I decided to stay.
I couldn’t tell you what the music sounded like (it didn’t really sound like anything i’d heard before) but whilst listening, the ideas started to flow, and I found myself with plenty of ideas to work with. It occurred to me during a couple of hours of frantic scribbling on notepads that perhaps the process of creation can be catching. Whatever it was, the music resonated with the surroundings and the surroundings seemed to gel with the music. Somewhere between the two I began a journey of exploration into ’Frippertronics’ which continues still. In a way I can’t really explain, but which is nevertheless very real, I am still there in that cathedral listening to that music. Sometimes when i’m looking for inspiration these days I stick the music on the turntable and it happens again..... sometimes it doesn’t. I know that the best way to find it is not to go looking for it.
By the way, the thesis got me the highest recorded mark ever made for that course. Sometimes it pays to go with the flow.
September 10, 2010
Written by peter29
This is definitely my favourite period of Soundscapes. And although some prefer the latest Churchscapes as more accessible and true, there is something positive about them as they lack those moving and dark timbres and emotions of That Which Passes and November Suite albums. Here we actually meet with the same arsenal of sounds and effects which associate themselves with rather cold white and bluish colours. The spacious Dreamspace I posses this familiar ambiguous feeling of peace and emptiness. It ’s either dark and beautiful. Almost all of the music here is completely atonal but it leads to really incredible ending of Dreamspace III. Maybe not everything seems to be in the right place, like those delicate flute tones appearing few minutes after the beginning but then they just disappear in the powerful wall of sound.
Venue August 20, 2010
Written by richml
The name of the venue where the soundscape was recorded is the PNC Bank Arts Center, in Holmdel, NJ.
I was fortunate to attend the show, and submitted a review to ET.
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