SHINE LIKE THE STARS
Waiting World Records – March 2014
Michael Peck of Waiting World Records honors the memory of a close family friend by curating this memorial compilation. 12-year-old Taylor Scout Smith passed on in 2014.
It’s a great honor to be included in this collection. On reading Michael’s moving account of Taylor’s life and passing, I was irresistibly reminded of the wonderful book Mister God, This is Anna. Like Anna, Taylor was someone I would like to have met, and this was reflected in the title of my piece.
Musically, Mister God, This is Taylor is another example of “fragmentary composition”: all of its parts – for synths, guitars, ocarinas and bird whistle – were composed and recorded, before being arranged into a structure. I first used this approach on another requiem piece, Like a Riven Cloud from The Separate Ones.
Many thanks to Michael for including me in this collection, and kudos to all involved!
|1.||Dubtrak: Embracing the Rain||4.48|
|2.||lilmanjs: Journey (it only starts)||7.32|
|3.||Scott Lawlor: Skies of Light||10.33|
|4.||M. Peck: An Unlikely Missionary||7.54|
|5.||Eternal Keys: Angel Soon||5.03|
|6.||Jack Hertz: Plomg||7.24|
|7.||Art Sonic: Something In The Air||2.15|
|8.||eyes cast down: Mister God, This is Taylor||10.48|
|9.||Sergio De Vega: Lost For Words||3.06|
|10.||Dreamfire: An Epitaph Engraved In Water||4.38|
|11.||Steve Brand: Eliptical Viewing||5.39|
|12.||Peter Pick: Muzungu||8:37|
|13.||Don Hill: To Walk Beyond The Stars||3.35|
|14.||Shane Morris: Lift||6.17|
|15.||Richard Galbraith: Nesciens Mater Virgo Virum (Jean Mouton)||5.51|
|16.||Annemarie Borg: What We Do Not See||10.40|
|18.||Parity Flux: Sundream On A Sunday||5.19|