A series of meditative pieces based on positive life traits and their associated Greek mythological spirits. The pieces are gently improvised as two live performances. The first is the background cinematic layer performed in one take on a full octave weighted keyboard linked to a Spectrasonics Omnisphere, ambient or pad sound. The second is a one take performance over this soundscape on an Akai Ewi 4000 self contained electronic wind instrument (looks a little like a Soprano sax) which has many different sounds across the tracks.
The visuals on the accompanying videos are from a fractal based real time, synchronised visualisation program called G-Force Platinum by SoundSpectrum Inc: captured by SnapzPro and re-sync’d to the master audio.
All the tracks have a subliminal background of an Australian dawn chorus, recorded at Gary’s Wentworth Falls house in October (Australian Spring). There a many birds including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Magpie, Rozellas, Australian Parrots, Kookaburras and a constant sound of three local Lyre birds scraping around the ground and imitating all the birds above.
We hope you find the pieces relaxing but also powerful and inspiring. There will be more albums like this to come and keep an eye on Gary’s music and photography site at http://garyphayes.com for developments.
Recorded 15-30 October 2014 in three sessions only at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Australia
Gary plays: Weighted piano with Omnisphere and Akai Ewi digital wind instrument
All tracks © Gary P Hayes Music 2014