1 November 2011
"Susan Hawkins’ music demands that you listen – like you listened as a child, wide-eyed at the night. It reflects a deep instinct for the unconscious. Profoundly dreamlike: melodies rise and fade; rhythms merge and submerge.
Rich and evocative, this collection gently opens a world for the listener’s imagination to enter and explore."Head over to the videos page to see the videos for Light From Below...
tracks have been composed using a combination of sampled sound with a
real (and very wonderful!) violinist and bass clarinettist (Benjamin
Greaves and Matt Engells). One of the joys of the technology available
at the moment is the freedom it has given in approaching a music
composition. For me, it’s an opportunity to make sounds that push the
boundary of accessibility in new music and still retain the organic
beauty of an instrumental performance.
I have been very fortunate to work with many talented artists from all over the world, and I wouldn’t be creating this music now without having learned so much from them.
To all of you who have supported me and believed in the music I make, thank you.
I hope you enjoy LIGHT FROM BELOW, and please share it!!
And, as always, I’d love to hear your comments!
All tracks composed by Susan Hawkins
Produced and mixed by Jonas Hill
Violin: Benjamin Greaves
Bass Clarinet: Matt Engells
Other instruments: Susan Hawkins
Cover art by Jonas Hill
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