THE ORIGIN OF THE SUN AND MOON

 

12-track album released 06. September 2001. A sound ‘diary’ of one year living in Iceland as a Fulbright Fellow in music composition.
“A piano and organ in a church, some hand claps, the sounds of waterfalls and fireworks, an Icelandic choir. Here is a series of experiments. Mark Mangini sent me a poem, and I wrote a musical response. I sent that music back to him, and he responded to my music. Back and forth. These music/poetic experiments gave me a sense of continuity through a whole year in Iceland. I was always gathering sounds for the next work, traveling with Mark’s words in my head. The songs are now records of my travels, of the weather in a time and place, sounds of the city and of nature, the musical resources around me, and of the people I met through the year. Albums can be purchased from Bandcamp.
Credits:
Released 06 September 2011
All music composed by Nathan Hall
Copyright 2011 Nathan Hall/Works on Paper (ASCAP).
Recorded by Nathan Hall at various churches, rooms, and outdoor locations throughout Iceland September 2010–June 2011, except ‘Utan Hringsins’, recorded by Sturla Mio Þórisson
of Greenhouse Studios at Áskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland
Mixed by Nathan Hall & Will Dyar
Mastered by Will Dyar at Hillsboro, Santa Fe, NM
Photography: Nicole Pietrantoni
Art direction: Nathan Hall
Album design and layout: Amy Bickerton
Cape design and construction: Andrea Sisson
Text copyright 2011 Mark Mangini