'Gong/Ear:Natura' is a set of recordings dating from 1995 of Philip interacting with two locations (an orchard and a courtyard) with gong and assorted other less immediately identifiable sound sources (there's definitely a drink being slurped during 'Courtyard').
The recordings were made using a Sony Walkman and a Sennheiser microphone and so are quite noisy in places. They've been cleaned up a little but we kept it light so as not to lose the spontaneity and the very nature of the recordings.
The album has been released on CDr and as a download and can be found here...
|Phoebe, Rhodri, Philip, David, Ian, Jenn (photo by Daryl Feehely)|
When I first moved to Swansea in 1994 one of the first places I visited was The Mission Gallery and immediately fell in love with the place (in particular it's acoustics) so to finally get to play there - especially playing Philip's fabulous score on David's fantastic gong collection with five amazing musicians in front of an appreciative audience - was a dream come true and they were fantastic hosts.
Huge kudos must go to Rhodri for organising these concerts (and the other two in the series) and a massive thanks to Philip and Phoebe for making the journey.