Canções Profundas Soundscape

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This track is just the soundscape mix used in live performances, minus the improvising musicians.


No lyrics, but a list of the field recordings heard:

Part 1. Islands
Caldeira (Furnas, São Miguel); Surf (Lajes, Flores); Water in lava, Porto Velho (Santa Cruz, Flores); Tide pools & terns (Santa Cruz, Flores); Cagarros aka Cory’s Shearwater (Lajes, Flores); Insects & frogs (Lajes, Flores); Dawn chorus (Lajes, Flores); Birds (Lagoa do Canário, São Miguel & Ponta da Fajã, Flores); Cow bells (Agua de Pau, São Miguel)

Part 2. Community
Bells & Mass (Lajes, Flores); Big bell (Lajes, Flores); Procession & foliões (Lajes, Flores); Festa crowd & flags (Lajes, Pico); Marching band (Lajes, Pico); Festa crowd (Lajes, Pico & Lajes, Flores); Band warming up + street sounds (Lajes, Pico); Surf (Ribeira Grande, São Miguel; Porta Eira, Faial)

Part 3. Journey
Whale boat regatta (Calheta de Nesquim, Pico); Marina (Ponta Delgada, São Miguel); Wind in lighthouse (Capelinhos, Faial); “Cantigas ao Desafío”; Surf (Ribeira Grande, São Miguel & Porta Eira, Faial); Deep ocean; Sperm whales

Part 4. Arrival
Foghorn (Crescent City); Surf (Pirate’s Cove & Port of San Luís, Avila Beach); Festa crowd & band warm-up (IDESST Hall, Sausalito); Dawn chorus (San Luis Obispo)

Part 5. Coda
Mockingbird (Old Mission Cemetery, San Luis Obispo); Dawn chorus (Lajes, Pico); “Saudade”


from Canções Profundas | Deep Songs (2016), released August 25, 2016
All sounds recorded on the islands of Faial, Flores, Pico, and São Miguel, summer 2011 and summer 2014. (See Lyrics for an itemized list of sound sources.)

Rafael Carvalho, viola da terra
Joshua Parmenter, additional electronic processing
Steve Peters, recording, editing, electronic processing

Mixed by Steve Peters and Doug Haire at Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle.



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Steve Peters Seattle, Washington

I make music and sound using field recordings, acoustic instruments, found/natural objects, electronics, and voices. Much of this work is site-specific or place oriented. Thank you for listening.
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