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The Ambient Orchestra Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by eyes cast down Oct 11, 2013. 9 Replies

Re-posting here from my blog...Paul’s post about rM Community collaborative…Continue

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Very Cool Instruments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Harrison Apr 25, 2011. 16 Replies

This is the Pikasso Guitar, made for…Continue

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Generative Systems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Harris Sep 15, 2011. 24 Replies

James Johnson mentioned using generative systems on some of his albums, and being a newbie I was intrigued to look into them. It's basically a system which you program to structure and control (with…Continue

Butterfly Effects - James Johnson Recycled - Status Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Johnson Mar 21, 2011. 23 Replies

Here's who is involved so far:Artwork (for first volume): Scott M2Project Manager (handling audio files, etc.): Geoff (apne sinn)Info Manager: Greg (eyes cast down)Artists: Aairria, Beed and Fascia,…Continue

 

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"'could NOT live by streaming' it should read, sorry."
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Fabio Keiner commented on eyes cast down's blog post "Streams Lead to Sales"... Not Anymore!
"sounds like a spam-bot blurp from big muzak-media, what you utter here, sorry! art existed long before capitalism and comunism or whatever social system were/would be created. USA are absolutely bankrupt and that for almost 2 decades now - that…"
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"Streams Lead to Sales"... Not Anymore!

Grumble grumble grumble... You have been warned.As if the streaming world wasn't enough of a ripoff for artists, here's the latest, should've-seen-it-coming development. Our reporter is Projekt's Sam Rosenthal:"Even with the drop in income at Projekt, I was starting to lean towards an "Oh, why not?" attitude about tracks at streaming sites. If you can't beat them join them. But this week, I went ape $hit and freaked! Why? Tethered Streams! I realized "streaming" is a false term ... When people…See More
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"Good old SomaFM! Congrats on another excellent release, Chris! Can't be there (we'll be camping by Ol' Mud for the lnog weekend), but I hope lots of folks hear the music."
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Ambient-atmospheric composer & musician based in Chicago IL. Using guitars, synths, percussion, singing bowls, samples & loops, voices & more, in pursuit of ... something infinite. Releasing on my own Kalindi Music label, among others (he said hopefully). Collaborations done (or in progress) with Chris Russell, Disturbed Earth and Peter James, with remixes of James Johnson and Northcape also under my belt.
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Favorite Musicians & Albums:
Steve Roach: Artifacts, Mystic Chords, Streams & Currents, Light Fantastic, New Life Dreaming, Dreamtime Return, Structures from Silence, Dream Circle, Atmospheric Conditions, On This Planet, World's Edge; Roach/vidnaObmana: Well of Souls, Ascension of Shadows, InnerZone; Robert Rich: Inner Landscapes, Humidity; vidnaObmana: Ending Mirage, River of Appearance; Jeff Pearce: To the Shores of Heaven; David Hykes: Harmonic Meetings; Jack or Jive: Kismet, Kenka, Kakugo, Absurdity, The Earth

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Will Ackerman, Tori Amos, Darren Aronofsky, Peter Brook, Robert Bruce, Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Camille Claudel, Leonardo da Vinci, Robertson Davies, Dead Can Dance, Claude Debussy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, early Genesis, Lisa Gerrard, Andy Goldsworthy, Michael Haneke, Michael Hedges, Gustav Holst, Victor Hugo, David Hykes & the Harmonic Choir, Henrik Ibsen, Witi Ihimaera, Eugène Ionesco, Jack or Jive, Yasunari Kawabata, Michael Manring, Loreena McKennitt, Yukio Mishima, Claude Monet, Modest Mussorgsky, Christopher Nolan, Carl Orff, Arvo Pärt, Harry Partch, Jeff Pearce, Neil Peart, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninov, John Renbourn, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Erik Rohmer, Sequentia, Peter Shaffer, William Shakespeare, Sam Shepard, Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jan Vermeer, vidnaObmana, Frank Lloyd Wright, Banana Yoshimoto, Franco Zeffirelli

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"Streams Lead to Sales"... Not Anymore!

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:50am 3 Comments

Grumble grumble grumble... You have been warned.

As if the streaming world wasn't enough of a ripoff for artists, here's the latest, should've-seen-it-coming development. Our reporter is Projekt's Sam Rosenthal:

"Even with the drop in income at Projekt, I was starting to lean towards an "Oh, why not?" attitude about tracks at streaming sites. If you can't beat them join them. But this week, I went ape $hit and freaked! Why? Tethered Streams! I realized "streaming" is a false…

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Divinations Revisited, No. 3: Luna Vita

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 11:20am 0 Comments

This poem was published three times, making it one of my best-received. Another sad character study, like (though more unlike) Twilight Child; this described a flesh-and-blood person, not a fictional one. Between these two and Camille Claudel, there was a clear insanity theme running through my mind in those days. Hmmm… must’ve been my day…

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Recent Spins

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 10:44am 8 Comments

What's been playing lately?

Update: 6/15/14

Gabriela Montero. Baroque. The classical piano improviser turns her hand to masters such as Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Handel and Scarlatti, with delightful results. A perfect soundtrack to working out on the landing on a sunny day.

Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto. We had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Perlman play…

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Interview: Seven Questions from Thomas Mathie (Headphonaught)

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

I was delighted and honored to be invited by Thomas to undertake his seven-question interview.

Here's the post (the original is here). Thanks, Thomas!

Seven questions with ... Greg Moorcroft aka eyes cast down…

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At 12:46pm on February 28, 2014,
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Robert Davies
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Thank You! All is well here...

At 1:46pm on February 18, 2014,
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Jaja
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Thank you, Greg : )

At 7:54pm on January 11, 2014,
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Steve Roberts
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A belated Happy Birthday Greg ! Looking forward to hearing some more music this year !

At 2:19pm on January 10, 2014,
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Jaja
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Happy birthday, Greg !!! May you have a beautiful new year : )

At 10:04am on January 10, 2014,
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Richard Gürtler
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All the best and Happy Birthday, Greg!!! Cheers!!!

At 10:01am on November 26, 2013,
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John K-N
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today's pause box is dedicated to you.

At 1:31am on November 19, 2013,
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Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour
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I saw your name in passing when I was cruising through the site just now, and I laughed at myself a bit, as when I came to this site I didn`t know anything about ambient and I didn`t realize that eyes cast down was a play on the shoegaze genre...gosh, I was such a newbie! LOL I Hope you are well

At 10:46am on October 3, 2013, J.M. Von Kotterhausen said…

Thank you! I look forward to posting and seeing what ppl think.

Yes, Richard is awesome! I've been honored to get to work with him and know him more - I really respect his work.

At 8:38pm on September 24, 2013,
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M. Peck
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Thank you Sir!

At 8:44am on August 22, 2013, Pilar House said…

Of all forms of art, the one that moves me actually the most, is music.  At a first level of pure listening, from the Promo Sampler and The Separate Ones,  has generated in me concrete emotions…Coming from a classical music background listening to your abstracts was like navigating in a swirling emotional pool of a voyage filled both with certainties and uncertainties –a sort of a journey into the unknown that requires by its very nature the abandonment of what is familiar.  Like all journeys the way ahead is new and so is for me in listening to your compositions.  Yet, these, like a journey, are also marked with touch stones of our sense of self, our values, our dreams.  In this, the feeling is that of not having the power to control the forces which shape our life but that of trying to maintain a balance which allows us to draw momentum and strength from them.  In my second listening of the excerpts from The Separate Ones, I abandoned myself further and felt strongly how vulnerable every life is, how uncertain its duration! Death, separation, loss –in which ever form it takes embed deep in us a knowledge of our limits and can transform our life…There is beauty in all of this, also in a tear, a pearl of salt stemming from the most unexpected circumstances and from the harmony of a musical composition to me unknown until today…Thank you for these concrete emotions, Greg! BJ Pilar

 
 
 

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