Weaving the Land CD by Carolyn Hillyer
Love songs to the wild earth – Weaving the Land is just beautiful, a soundscape to dream into the land,
Weaving the Land CD by Carolyn Hillyer is also known as Love songs to the wild earth – Weaving the Land is just beautiful, a soundscape to dream into the land, Weaving the stories of the silence and the sound, the ebb and the flow of life lived here in these ancient lands.
Gentle and pulsing songs that have been intentionally formed in ways that depart from the flute and drum-led pieces for which Nigel and Carolyn are well known. Some of the melodies are drawn from Nigel’s recent work Dartmoor Symphony and spun anew; some songs reach forward into new as-yet-unformed strands of work. The album was created on many old and traditional instruments, including ten stringed instruments: piano, Celtic harp, violin, cello, guitar, salterio, bowed and plucked dulcimer, Hungarian gardon, Shetland lyre and hurdy-gurdy. Hand-carved wooden flutes, tin whistles, small pipes, skin drums and percussion (including herding bells, sled bells, reindeer toe and bone rattles) were also used to create the landscape of melodies on which these songs were laid.
|Dimensions||15.00 × 13.00 × 1.50 cm|