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Sailing the Eighth Sea- Day 72

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Uploaded by: AMLaMort (06/26/16)
Composer: Anthony Mark LaMort
Sample Set: MDA Mt Carmel Skinner, Synthesizers and found audio
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Improvisation
Description:
This is an homage to the respective works of George V Richards and Deeann Mathews. The exquisite image is by George (original title "Emerging From the Harbor of the 8th Sea") and Deeann was inspired to spin a charming and beautifully written allegorical tale.
The piece begins with a hymn like theme played on organ with remote background synthetic textures. The theme is then taken up by (synthetic) orchestra in a somewhat neoclassical style. Programmatically I would suggest the reiteration of the theme represents first the wonder of those who have found a way to the 8th sea and then the source of wonderment as it unfolds before their eyes. The second section is actually a canon at the octave but heard at non traditional time intervals and with instrumentation of enough disparity that it will not be immediately apparent. Open intervals and mysterious synthetic sound in the repetitive part represent a search for and into the unknown. A bright (D major!) neo classical section interrupts the "search" as if the joy of being in the incredible eighth sea is utterly irrepressible. The original theme returns - acoustic guitar and synthetic voices - returning us to the devotional mood of the beginning perhaps with additional introspection. The piece concludes with organ alone (until the very end) as the ship sails off into the placid but utterly fantastical eighth sea.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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