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The Origin of Sun and Moon CD


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12-track album released 06. September 2001. A sound ‘diary’ of one year living in Iceland as a Fulbright Fellow in music composition.

“A piano and organ in a church, some hand claps, the sounds of waterfalls and fireworks, an Icelandic choir. Here is a series of experiments. Mark Mangini sent me a poem, and I wrote a musical response. I sent that music back to him, and he responded to my music. Back and forth. These music/poetic experiments gave me a sense of continuity through a whole year in Iceland. I was always gathering sounds for the next work, traveling with Mark’s words in my head. The songs are now records of my travels, of the weather in a time and place, sounds of the city and of nature, the musical resources around me, and of the people I met through the year."
-Nathan Hall

Released 06 September 2011
All music composed by Nathan Hall
Recorded by Nathan Hall at various churches, rooms, and outdoor locations throughout Iceland September 2010–June 2011, except ‘Utan Hringsins’, recorded by Sturla Mio Þórisson
of Greenhouse Studios at Áskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

CD comes in a two-pocket Eco-pack with sleeves for disc and booklet; comes with full-color booklet with Icelandic landscape photos by Nicole Pietrantoni, and the complete texts by Mark Mangini which complement each track.Album can be sampled onbandcamp, and can be heard in it's entirety in the MF Shop.
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