Whispers near the river

Feb 02, 12:52 PM

Birds in Yellowstone reimagined by Stephanie Merchak.

"Birds singing give me a sense of calm and tranquillity.

I wanted to create a piece that translated this as well as a feeling of communion with nature.

I did that in Ableton Live.

I created a background pad using the original recording that I time-stretched and transposed then processed with chorus, a couple of resonators, delay and reverb.

I added to that a few sparse notes played on glockenspiel, marimba, bowed vibraphone and wind bells instruments, all of which went through delay and reverb to create a lush sound.

You can also hear the original recording of the dipper and geese, processed with delay and reverb here and there throughout the piece."

Photo by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash

Part of the Yellowstone project - see www.citiesandmemory.com/yellowstone for more.