Just as Landscapes... and all visual images are to the eyes... Soundscapes and sound images are to the ears. As we can easily recognize things around us that we see in our physical environment through our sense of vision... we can actually recognize through our ears and the sense of hearing the images, shapes, directions and more of the Audio World... All music... it's notes and harmonies... and the way they inter-react with each other are just like images that we experience in vision. They have shape and form height, depth and width and a multitude of other characteristics that enhance or emphasize what we see. These characteristics just like light and shadow... and placement in a surrounding are just as clear to the trained ear as to the eye. The primary difference being that we have been introduced to thousands of visual images and navigating around them from almost the moment we were born... where as with the audio imagery they are usually not quite as clear because we haven't been exposed to them anywhere nearly as much, and therefore do not hear them as distinctly and clearly as those in our predominantly visible world.
In My Soundscape Recording Series I have listened to the Shapes and Forms of the multitude of musical sounds at each passing moment along the "Audio Highway", and just like driving down a road... or perhaps an interstate highway... I hear within the moment to moment blends of sounds many alternatives, new directions and exits you might say that open up to paths I might have never been on before. Soundscapes are like looking, seeing with the ears where the music can lead you, and what new adventures one can take as if on a journey, like an explorer... all you need to do is "Follow The Sound"...
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THE MUSIC ON THIS RECORDING
This piece is one of several Guitar Instrumental Recordings that I composed and produced over the last twenty years. These recordings were often created for, or contracted by other individuals for short film and video projects, and were distributed independently through a variety of services outside of the usual circuit of digital marketing. Some of the pieces have been released through the normal channels and digital music sites here in the USA, and/or Worldwide, but are obscure in general to the regular listen public. Also, it is important to know that much instrumental music serves as a background or subtle theme to visual works because in general it's either created to do so, or that instrumentals are significantly less popular than songs... that is music with lyrics. Individuals also frequently licence a piece and in their production only use a fragment of the full recording. Some pieces have been also cut and loped, and/or cut and pasted along with selections that have been recorded by other individuals for the expresses need for a musical/sound background. This is also why some of my compositions are longer than the typical song might be, they are basically Soundscapes... or Audio Imagery... like a photograph or painting that one might only crop a small section out of to use where they wish. If you should so wish to use any selection, or a part of one... in another work by someone that has the intention of being distributed in some way beyond personal use... please contact me directly for the terms and licensing for such usage. Thank you... Craig Smith