Field Recordings / New Music for Mindful Music Moments
The Field Recording Project is a 2021 commission for four contemporary musicians, Jennifer Howd & Ben Sloan, Christa Ebert/Uno Lady and Liz Wu, to create six short pieces of new music, with accompanying videos, that feature Field Recordings (audio from sounds of real spaces and places) and music to evoke a sense of place and to re-contextualize sound as sort of aural symphony.
"Fiona's Lullaby" was created by Jennifer Howd and Ben Sloan for Mindful Music Moments. Video by Pat Story. Field samples featured include: water fountains, waterfalls, insects, macaws, flamingos, macaws, ducks, general ambient birds, birds in the zoo’s “bird house,” and gibbons. As well as, piano, cello, bells (all midi)
"Erie Serenade" was created by Christa Ebert, aka Uno Lady, for Mindful Music Moments. Video by Christ Ebert. Field samples featured include: wave sounds from Magee Marsh and Edgewater Beach. Bird, bug, and frog songs from Old Woman Creek, Rocky River Reservation, and Columbia Station Reservation. And the melody from Ebert's vocals.
"Ocean Cycle" was created by Liz Wu for Mindful Music Moments. Field samples featured include: the gentle lullaby of the waves at Myrtle Beach, SC and layered warm and expansive synthesizer and piano sounds in a way that mirrors the soothing movement of the sea.
This music was created by 2nd grade Woodford Academy students through a Kennedy Heights Arts Center residency. Sounds include gongs, chimes, singing bowls, bubble wrap, sticks and paper.
"Friday Flow" was created by Academy of World Language students who participate in the True Body Project after school program.