Limited Edition CD
Recorded between late spring/early summer 2021 in Dublin Ireland.
Inspired by a thriving natural habitat sitting between two urban sprawls.
CD plays as a sequenced mix:
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“Urban Nature” was recorded in late spring/early summer of 2021
and was inspired by a wonderful section of wild land known as the
“The River Dodder Valley Park” that sits between two urban locations near my home. The Dodder river springs from the Dublin mountains, the park is full of wildlife and has a path that runs through it for about 5km, which has recently been expanded.
I’ve always found it fascinating that this thriving natural habitat sits near dual carriageways, the M50 motorway, its flyovers, local shopping centres and even a cement plant nearby. There’s a waterfall and a weir and remnants of the old canal system that led from the old developing Tallaght village to the heart of Dublin’s city centre.
So armed with my Zoom portable recorder I gathered lots of various recordings, nature and urban sounds and they inspired me to improvise over these elements using keys, mainly virtual piano and subtle synths & effects etc. The music would sit along the lines of modern/minimal classical and perhaps inspired by Harold Budd, Brian Eno etc.
I tried to capture certain locations along this path with certain sonic aesthetics. Part 3 for example was inspired by a large… more
released May 8, 2022
All tracks, written, produced and mastered by Michael Gainford
at the Igloo Dublin Ireland 2021.
Art & Design Tony Obr