"the sound is always outside"

Another natural landscape-themed one for you today (like this one and this one before).We start in an urban forest and move to a garden to stare at some sprouting plants, before getting distracted by a buzzing hummingbird. We then seek a wide open space to take in ocean views and seek a small release in such a big place. As we admire the lush greens that spring brings, we amble through a wilder wood to end in a verdant field before returning home, to the rooms we've spent so much time in this past year.

Lots of new music to share on this one, including from Detroit-based Akropolis Reed Quintet, English composer Tansy Davies, Boston-based composer Curtis K. Hughes, Argentine composer and guitarist Francisco del Pino, and bi-coastal singer-songwriter Majel Connery. Enjoy!

Playlist

  1. Urban Forest by Hauschka on A Different Forest (Sony)
  2. Theo Chandler: Seed to Snag - I. Sprout by Akropolis Reed Quintet on Ghost Light (New Focus) New
  3. Theo Chandler: Seed to Snag - II. Stretch by Akropolis Reed Quintet on Ghost Light (New Focus) New
  4. Theo Chandler: Seed to Snag - III. Sow by Akropolis Reed Quintet on Ghost Light (New Focus) New
  5. Kolubrí (Hummingbird) by Susie Ibarra on Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus)
  6. In the Garden by Anaïs Maviel on Resonant Bodies (New Focus)
  7. Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir: Tail, Lathed by National Sawdust Ensemble on Hildegard Competition Winners Vol.1 (National Sawdust Tracks)
  8. María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir: Oceans by Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Bjarnason (conductor) on Concurrence (Sono Luminus)
  9. Veronique Vaka: Lendh by Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Bjarnason (conductor) on Occurrence (Sono Luminus)
  10. Release by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor) on Martin Suckling: This Departing Landscape (NMC)
  11. Re-greening by National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain on Tansy Davies: Nature (NMC) New
  12. wingtones: ii. (freely, expectant) by Amy Advocat, Yoko Hagino on Curtis K. Hughes: Tulpa (New Focus) New
  13. Wood Notes - I. Singing River: Moderately slow by Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter (conductor) on William Grant Still: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 / Wood Notes (Naxos)
  14. Wood Notes - II. Autumn Night: Lightly by Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter (conductor) on William Grant Still: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 / Wood Notes (Naxos)
  15. Wood Notes - III. Moon Dusk: Slowly and expressively by Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter (conductor) on William Grant Still: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 / Wood Notes (Naxos)
  16. Wood Notes - IV. Whippoorwill's Shoes: Humorously by Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter (conductor) on William Grant Still: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 / Wood Notes (Naxos)
  17. El campo by Cecilia Pastorino, Daniela Cervetto, Francisco del Pino, Pablo Jivo on Francisco del Pino: Decir (New Amsterdam) New
  18. Never Far by The Album Leaf on Between Waves (Relapse)
  19. We Need a Room by Majel Connery on single (self-released) New Local