A beautiful haunting

Dec 28, 2020, 06:27 PM

Birds in the mist on Monte Grappa reimagined by Cities and Memory.  

This recomposition attempts to create the feeling of experiencing this sound first hand up in the mountains - with no one else around and the sound reflecting off the mountainside, it had a uniquely haunting character and felt like the birds were communicating directly with us. 

The piece builds layered sounds underneath the birdsong, respectfully lying underneath the beautiful original and communicating our sense of wonder at the sound, and how "warming" it felt to hear on a chilly day. Until the end, when our synth lines are smeared and stretched all over the original, representing the point at which the birds flew away and left us in our silent reverie.