Songs Tuned and Rhythmically Entrained to Nature
Geasong is the environmental musical project conceived by singer/songwriter Rebecca Cross. Geasong is comprised of a five movement song-cycle tuned and rhythmically entrained to field recordings of nature. Each movement was composed to bring the listener into greater resonance with the natural audio world.
Geasong is organized around the inherent pitch and pulse of different elements and creatures in the wild. The single Curious Child was recorded in the 350 foot underground Moaning Cavern in North-Central California utilizing the rhythmic patterns of water drops that have been falling in the same spot for over 400,000 years. Nocturne L'Oiseau is created around the low frequencies in the call of the western screech owl mixed with the mating call of a tree frog. Dream the Bee is organized around a hive of bees as the predominant tuning and resulting overtones amplified to sound like a harmonium. Birds heard in Harmonia Aevum are from the Achuar territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
To create Geasong Cross traveled deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon by canoe to record rare bird calls and work with the Achuar Shaman Don Rafael Taich. Audio engineer Ryan Kleeman (2015 Grammy Nominee; In Love and Longing) provided many of the field recordings and ambient soundscapes.
Producer, composition & mixing: Rebecca Cross
Lead mixing engineer & Mastering: Ryan Kleeman
Field recordings: Ryan Kleeman (recordings from Central North America), Rebecca Cross (South America & Northern California)
Hungdrum 1: Gabriel Gold
Hungdrum 2: Maxime LeRoyer
Double Bass: Schuyler Karr
Chimes (opening): Ryan Kleeman
Cajon, Djembe, Rattles (Dream the Bee): Kevin Carnes
Viola (Nocturne Manifest): Charith Premawardana
Additional audio engineering for 'drops' in Curious Child: Charlie Wilson
Voices: Madeline Tasquine, Zach Vieira, Huwman Choir
Guitar, Vocals, Mixing: Rebecca Cross
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