Averything

by Cliff Baldwin

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    Averything - Production Notes Recorded 2010-2014
    1. Orfo
    Water-born shenanigans at the last minute.
    2. Aaltorama
    Recorded in studio with Aalto, a modular soft synth built in the US of A.
    3. Tongans
    Upon entering a local place of worship in the town of Nuku'alofa in Tonga we were struck by the singing and gorgeous harmonizing taking place, all at about 5 am. Remarkable.
    4. St. George
    An intersection on the corner of St. George and Hanover in Dunedin, New Zealand with the sound made by the clicking crossing alert for the blind.
    5. Flameopathy
    6. Haberdashery
    Bari and alto sax with lyrics provided by Rob Shepperson.
    7. Bentwo
    iPhone live.
    8. EBlue
    Large cricket in studio etc.
    9. DonutBBlue
    10. Inituate
    Granular mod of Dutch train announcer recorded in Amster- dam.
    11. Aquarius / Bearer of Water
    Composed for music box by Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1974. From Tierkreis, 12 Melodies for the Zodiac. Read more at Stockhausen-verlag.com. Recorded in studio in Aquebogue, NY.
    12. Rehearslings
    Crickets, peeper frogs, aluminum and student string ensemble along with Gamelan Genta Kasturi Group, Kansas City, MO recorded on location during rehearsal. Various students preparing to perform in Southampton, NY for NYSMA. Special thanks to Patrick Alonzo Conway, Adam Jones and Alan Winkler.
    13. CapeOak
    Sampled oak tree bark and dried single leaf as a resonating sound source.
    14. Boingoingoing
    Waltz recorded in studio for the film Rabbit.
    15. BarrelledOver
    Barrel organ and sampled wooden pipe organ pipes reconsti- tuted and rearranged.
    16. Aok
    Pure oak leaf recorded on site in Brewster Massachusetts under the power lines. Reconditioned in studio.
    17. Bentree
    iPhone live.
    18. Poortrait
    Music for the film Poortrait shot in Montreal and Aquebogue, NY.
    19. Kittens
    Music written for the film Kittens.
    20. Bentfoor
    iPhone live.
    21. Bobble
    Found wooden pipe organ pipe recorded in studio as well as Peter Lucas' really loose square piano on the floor of his 18th century house in Aquebogue, NY. Special thanks to Peter and Alan.
    22. Main Road Wren
    Music written for the Blessing of the Animals, 2013 for pipe organ, percussionist, electronics and small wind ensemble. Recorded in Aquebogue, NY.
    23. CloudScreen
    Recorded in studio using aluminum water jet scrap from light- ing projects created for the Madison Wisconsin Public Library.
    24. Cerycling
    Music derived solely from a week’s worth of activity in the plastic/glass/metal recycling bin.
    25. CricketsFrogsPeopleDogs
    Composed for the 2012 Blessing of the Animals, Aquebogue, NY. For percussionist, 4 vocalists, pipe organ and electronics. Recorded in Jamesport and Aquebogue, NY.
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Recorded on location in Brewster, Massachusetts, Nukualofa, Tonga, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Aquebogue, New York.

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released March 15, 2014

Drums on Orfo by Rob Shepperson
Many thanks to the kind folks on Vuna Road in Nuku'alofa.
Huge thanks to Janet & Nancy for the Blessing of the Animals in Aquebogue. Ever wonderful.

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Cliff Baldwin Aquebogue, New York

Cliff Baldwin has composed electro-acoustic music for 40 years. His work has been shown at The Kitchen in NYC, in exhibitions like Soundworks at Franklin Furnace, and aired on NPR, and with the BCR Big Band in Kansas City, MO and other venues. He founded the Aquebogue Contemporary Music Ensemble and is a founding partner of the Rites of Spring Music Fest on the North Fork of Long Island. ... more

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Track Name: Haberdashery
A fly in your soup
then a splinter
A part in your hair
do not enter
haberdashery
haberdashery
haberdashery
haberdashery
Track Name: DonutBBlue
sugar and sweet
she's tasty to eat
she's a donut