New Album, New Podcast

Episode 9 Halloween Special   This weekend was all about Samhain. A new dark ambient album released and a podcast to match. Episode 9 of Selected Notes was a Halloween Special. The Album titled Samhainn is a wee bit darker than usual. But not scary – I am not into the stereo type hollywood halloween motif. As my ancestors were Scottish of ancient origin I thought a more dour feel than you would typically encounter for halloween. Yet still contain a wee bit of the aos si about it. The only source of sound for this album comes from field recordings made in my front yard and within my home over the last several days. I used a total of 7 short recordings ranging from 30 seconds to 3 minutes for the 4 tracks. No synths or other sounds were used. These recordings suffered under the pain of selected cut and paste, stretching, speed changes, delay, echo, reverb, pitch and gain changes. Simple processing

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Adelaide Guitar Chamber Music Festival

—- —- Congratulations to Oliver Fartach-Naini for taking the bold initiative of launching the inaugural Adelaide Guitar Chamber Music Festival, with some fantastic Australian and international performers. If you love the vibrant live classical guitar and chamber music scene in Adelaide, and you want to keep it alive, then please support Oliver’s initiative and gather up your likeminded friends and book for a delightful and relatively inexpensive weekend of it! You can get all the concerts for $100, or just pick one or two…The festival is jointly hosted by the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music and Kay Brothers Winery in McLaren Vale and will present three concerts showcasing the guitar in five different chamber music settings and will conclude with a feast of food and wine at Kay Brothers Winery. Here is a quick summary: CONCERT 1 Friday 6 November 7:00 p.m. – Elder Hall “World Premiere” Keith Crellin (viola), Peter Handsworth (Clarinet) & Oliver Fartach-Naini (guitar) premiere compositions of Alfred Uhl and Stephen

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