I can tell you, it was glorious. Rain unending for days in a row and deep indigo skies…
“According to the climate blog of University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Professor Cliff Mass, Dec. 20, 2019 was the darkest day ever recorded in the 20 years since the school has been recorded solar radiation on the roof one of the atmospheric sciences building.
Mass said they measured just .37 million Joules of solar radiation over a square meter surface on Dec. 20. The previous record low was .39 million Joules in December of 2006. For comparison, the university recorded 27 million Joules in July.
“Everything had to be perfect to achieve this depressing record,” Mass explains in the blog. Not only are the days incredibly short because of the almost-solstice, but there have been intense storms around Seattle for days.” more HERE
The stunning 3am ritual performance by Sataray and Anima Nocturna was captured in sound and vision by BLUE HERON VIDEO and is now available to see HERE
“An incredible soundscape with plenty of noise and musique concrete elements, this four-movement piece features a mix of field recordings and prepared/string piano with synth noise and drones. It’s the sound of urban living, urban decay. At times haunting, and at others downright menacing.”
“To my mind, this experimental music thrives on one person’s audience participation. Your imagination is a vital instrument that you must employ to derive any kind of reward from such music. Concrete Vitalist shows this perfectly.” – read the entire review HERE