Sacred Spaces by Marvin Ayres

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Sacred Spaces by Marvin Ayres

Marvin Ayres is a British modern-classical composer, cellist, violinist, pianist and producer. He has composed and recorded a diverse selection of minimalist albums, incorporating spatial soundscapes and psycho-acoustics and latterly 5.1 and True 3D Surround in the 'Wall Of Waves' Studio.  

Marvin Ayres is a British modern-classical composer, cellist, violinist, pianist and producer. He has composed and recorded a diverse selection of minimalist albums, incorporating spatial soundscapes and psycho-acoustics and latterly 5.1 and True 3D Surround in the 'Wall Of Waves' Studio.  

The idea behind 'Sacred Spaces' is to use incongruous places for composition and performance and reawaken the inherent and/or dormant spirit residing in these unlikely locations. “Pilgrims in search of sonic beauty”. These include anything from derelict industrial sites to historical places of interest, and re-appropriating them for musical purposes.

'Sacred Spaces' is an ongoing and evolving project with recordings in different environments. The instruments will be randomly tuned to compliment the environments, and microphones will be used to pick up the full ambience of the spaces once excited by the cellos, violins and violas. 
 
One element which will link all the locations will be the same series of notes which will be assembled to create one collective piece composed from the overtones, sustains and reverberations recorded in each environment.
 
I will be returning to the locations at a later stage to exhibit 3D audio installations of the compositions that were inspired by and recorded there.

To accompany these journeys, the project will be documented with a film diary. 

So far this project has been completely self funded and I've managed to secure locations such as Winchester Cathedral, Tate, HMS Alliance, Orford Ness, Bretton Chapel, Concorde at the Fleet Air Arm museum, the Big Pit, BBC Bush House. However, after investing over several thousand resources are now running out. Your donations will be used to pay locations fees, equipment hire, sound engineer, travel and accommodation costs in order to sustain the project at this stage.

In return for donations over £15 you will receive a signed copy of the final album including extensive liner notes about the project. This may even include 5.1 surround sound versions of the finished compositions.

In return for donations over £50, you will receive the above plus a special thank you printed in the liner notes.

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Posted on 30/01/12

Sacred Spaces by Marvin Ayres

Marvin Ayres is a British modern-classical composer, cellist, violinist, pianist and producer. He has composed and recorded a diverse selection of minimalist albums, incorporating spatial soundscapes and psycho-acoustics and latterly 5.1 and True 3D Surround in the 'Wall Of Waves' Studio.   The idea behind 'Sacred Spaces' is to use incongruous places for composition and performance and reawaken the inherent and/or dormant spirit residing in these unlikely locations. “Pilgrims in search of sonic beauty”. These include anything from derelict industrial sites to historical places of interest, and re-appropriating them for musical purposes. 'Sacred Spaces' is an ongoing and evolving project with recordings in different environments. The instruments will be randomly tuned to compliment the environments, and microphones will be used to pick up the full ambience of the spaces once excited by the cellos, violins and violas.    One element which will link all the locations will be the same series of notes which will be assembled to create one collective piece composed from the overtones, sustains and reverberations recorded in each environment.   I will be returning to the locations at a later stage to exhibit 3D audio installations of the compositions that were inspired by and recorded there. To accompany these journeys, the project will be documented with a film diary.  So far this project has been completely self funded and I've managed to secure locations such as Winchester Cathedral, Tate, HMS Alliance, Orford Ness, Bretton Chapel, Concorde at the Fleet Air Arm museum, the Big Pit, BBC Bush House. However, after investing over several thousand resources are now running out. Your donations will be used to pay locations fees, equipment hire, sound engineer, travel and accommodation costs in order to sustain the project at this stage. In return for donations over £15 you will receive a signed copy of the final album including extensive liner notes about the project. This may even include 5.1 surround sound versions of the finished compositions. In return for donations over £50, you will receive the above plus a special thank you printed in the liner notes. http://thesacredspaces.tumblr.com/ www.marvinayres.com


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