Lawrence, Kansas

by Christian Williams

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Six sound compositions made from field recordings that I collected near my home in Lawrence, Kansas. This is the first volume of my Sound Profiles series - an ongoing project where I document the soundscapes of the places I live and visit with a combination of unadulterated and digitally manipulated field recordings.

The concept of this album was to illustrate a spring day in my adopted hometown, and build a narrative around the sounds that compete for one's attention in this small, but vibrant city in the American Midwest.

- Prelude: Early morning thunderstorm (unadulterated field recording that ends with the fade-in of the next track, "Rope").
- Rope: Dying tornado siren (layered loops of varied pitch).
- All Clear, Wake Up: Ambient backyard noise in afternoon (unadulterated field recording layered behind loops and half-speed recording).
- Iron Horse: Idle locomotive at Lawrence Amtrak station (layered loops of varied speed).
- Hydro: Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River (sound collage of three different locations near the dam).
- Conversations: Backyard at night (unadulterated field recording).

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released March 15, 2014

All sounds recorded with a Zoom H2N and/or Edirol R-09; mixed and manipulated with Audacity by Christian Williams in Lawrence, KS.

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Christian Williams Lawrence

Christian Williams is a self-taught musician, experimental composer, and visual artist. His passion for expression has led him to dabble in a wide variety of music styles, ranging from dark acoustic folk music inspired by the American prairie (his early work), to abstract sound art utilizing acoustic loops and field recordings (his most recent work). ... more

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