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New "Environmental Sound" Hemisphere Released
New Downloadable Format for Geoffrey Armes' Latest Musical Creation
By: Ha! Music
He is also introducing a new concept of ‘environmental music’ where the sonics of a specific live environment are melded with subsequent overdubs and the imagined space of the listener. Using the source material and the sound of the room, as well as studio trickery he is able to make sound spaces complement, blend, and remain in context even as they speak with their own voices.
Aware of current listening and purchasing mores Armes has created a “circular series that can be approached from anywhere, any order, in keeping with modern day shuffle, itunes, playback and buying processes”.
The basic rhythm tracks and concepts were all improvised in February 2009 whilst Armes accompanied ‘Movement for Actors” classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre in NYC, usually playing some combination of synth, piano, and handsonic simultaneously. Working on in his home studio the artist added extra instrumentation, sounds and found voices. The detailed yet spacious results particularly reward the listener using headphones.
An early review from Dan Herman of Radio Crystal Blue reads “One comes away from the listening and absorbing of Geoffrey’s latest offering Hemisphere as though well-traveled in one’s inner world….space-
Downloads at http://www.geoffreyarmes.com/
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About Ha! Music: this is the record company and web presence of composer Geoffrey Armes. Currently resident in NYC, UK born Armes has sojourned in London, Berlin and toured extensively;