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Entries for 17th Sep 2018

Listening again this morning to Laura Cole's beautiful album, which I was lucky enough to produce and mix. Gossamer and steel.

Discus Music | Discus Music - 71CD - Laura Cole - Enough - CD plus free download

Discus Music | Discus Music - 71CD - Laura Cole - Enough - CD plus free download

I would like to say a very warm thank you to Jason, Chris, Julie, Martin, Sarah, Ruth, Kim, Seth, Alex, Robert, Corey and Nikki for contributing their beautiful pieces for me to arrange for this album. It was an honour and an inspiration to work on them.   'Crossing...' and 'Crossing.' are improvisations based on Walt Shaw's mixed media painting, 'Crossing', which appears as the front cover artwork on this album. 'Extinguish' is for my daughter, Martha. I asked Martha to suggest a title for the composition I would write for her; and she answered immediately with the word 'extinguish'. So I wrote the piece based on this word. 'As Warm As The Sun' is for Corey Mwamba. 'Enough...' and 'Enough.' are for the sculptor, Anne Truitt, and are based on her amazing journal, 'Daybook'; reading this book was the main impetus for embarking on a residency to prepare for this album, at Lyth Arts Centre, Wick, Scotland, in September 2017. 'Garden...' and 'Garden.' are improvisations based on Walt Shaw's mixed media painting, 'Garden', which appears as the back cover artwork on this album. 'For Sam' is for Sam the Steinway at Lyth Arts Centre, whom I worked with on my residency. Sam was a lovely companion; we shared some special moments! Recorded at Steinway Recording Studios, Lincolnshire, November 19 and 20, 2017, by Spencer Cozens.   Produced, mixed and mastered by Corey Mwamba.   Follow Discus Music on Facebook   Laura Cole website

I also contributed some compositions to the album, which Laura Cole magically turned into a suite!

Re-cording of the vibes—today is strimmer line day; lighter than washing line, cheaper and stronger than standard vibes cord. #vibesPhD