Coastscapes — first set

by John Gilmore

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Eager Ear Feel the breeze, smell the seas, hear the waves, get some peace. Favorite track: Noyo Jetty.
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    This EP benefits the Noyo Center for Marine Science ( Half of the proceeds from all sales are donated to the Center.

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All tracks are based on the composer's original field recordings of the Mendocino County Coast of northwestern California, where he lives.

Besides benefitting the Noyo Center for Marine Science, hopefully this album provides aural snapshots that remind visitors of their experiences here and bring these experiences to those who may never visit.

Another goal of this collection, along with most ambient music, is to serve equally well both as a background to the business of life and as a focus for intentional listening.

The ultimate aim of these pieces is to help listeners everywhere to become more attentive to and appreciative of not only coastal sounds but also the sonic universe around us always. It was gratifying that a boat owner took the time to write:

"Over the years I have been to Noyo Jetty a countless number of times to fish, investigate, be invigorated, etc. Hearing was mostly unnoticed as my experience was seeing, feeling the bite, looking at the water patterns, being safe, and wonderment. The experience of sound was overrun by the other senses. Listening to the ambient and musical qualities was a deep sound experience of this special place in my heart."


released September 30, 2016

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Cover photo ©Nat Montoya, used with permission
Track photos ©John Gilmore



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John Gilmore Fort Bragg, California

Lucky to have gone to Indiana University before it had majors in jazz but did have stellar students and Jerry Coker on the faculty while David Baker was teaching out of his house in Indianapolis. More fortune back in Chicago exploring with AACM pioneers. Eventually to the Mendocino coast, too stupid to grow weed but enjoying regular gigs and the inspiration of visitors from the Bay and beyond. ... more


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