Monday, October 3, 2011

The WALKING WILLOWS Creative Residency at Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington

    The WALKING WILLOWS, Stephen Cohen and Rich Hinrishsen) had a wonderful Creative Residency at Centrum (an arts organization in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington) from September 24th to September 29th, 2011.
    We worked on musical pieces, new and old, and enjoyed the beautiful environment.
    We had a successful second descent on September 27th into the cavernous Dan Harpole Cistern (see a video from our first descent into the Cistern), where we recorded music with acoustic guitar, voice, toy piano, percussion and guest musicians didgeridoo and bass trombone player Todd Johnson and vocalist Selah Martha. Portland photographer Julie Keefe documented the proceedings with photos and video. We will post the results of our Cistern Symphony whenever we are finished going through and editing all the sounds and sights of our Cistern adventure. Stay tuned!
     Then on September 28th we went into Synergy Sound, a recording studio in Fort Worden run by Neville Pearsall, and recorded 6 new studio pieces, including a  few pieces with guest back-up vocalist Bruce Cowan, which we will post in the future as well.
      We capped off our Creative Residency the evening of September 28th with a house concert in our residency cabin. It was a fantastic evening of music with the WALKING WILLOWS and several local musicians. We filled the cabin with people and filled the cabin with music. Life should always be this good!

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