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Daniel Barry

Music Of The Spheres

ORIGIN CLASSICAL 33005

“...Daniel Barry uses the cistern's otherworldly acoustic properties to propel his music beyond our normal perceptions.”

Recorded live inside an abandoned cistern on the grounds of Fort Warden in Port Townsend, WA, composer, director, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Barry uses the cistern's otherworldly acoustic properties to propel his music beyond our normal perceptions of time and space. All four instrumental families (brass, woodwind, string, and percussion) are represented along with the human voice, providing a colorful spectrum of soundscapes that aspire to transport the listener to faraway realms.

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TRACKS:

1. Zen 5
2. The Kasbah Awakes
3. 3 Orbs
4. The Thin Veil
5. Quasar Dance
6. Bloodgutter Gossip
7. Sa-Bai-Dee
8. Angels and Devils
9. Penultimate Ladder
10. Pan's Grotto
11. Sister Norbert's Triumph
12. Smoke Rings
13. Sonic Graffiti

PERFORMERS:

DANIEL BARRY - cornet, trombone, khaen, percussion
JAMES DEJOIE - clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone, saxophone, flute, percussion
ALICIA ALLEN - violin, voice, percussion
RACHAEL CONTORER - voice
DAVE PASCAL - voice, percussion, digital tambora, audio engineering

PRODUCTION:

Produced by Daniel Barry & Dave Pascal
Recorded by Dave Pascal on June 22, 2008 Inside A
Cistern at Fort Warden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Cover Photography by Shaun Lowe
Orb & Barry Photographs by Rachael Contorer
Cover Design by John Bishop

REVIEWS:

All About Jazz (C. Michael Bailey)
Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Barry takes the opposite tack of Tsatsanis and Lenti by composing for the future and his approach is novel. Barry recorded Music of the Spheres in a two-million gallon cistern found on the grounds of the Fort Warden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington. The empty cistern has a natural 45-minute reverberation time tha...

 

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