Every August Hoot produces a CD containing tracks made by Hoot participants over the course of the previous 12 months.
This year’s CD ‘In Our Nature’ will be launched on 30th August and showcases work made across the range of creative sessions run by the music studio and Hoot ‘s other music groups. Work starts in early July collate and finalise the CD , including choice of tracks, running order, final production work, mastering and the creation of the CD’s artwork. There are 18 tracks on this year’s CD covering a wide range of styles and genres. Dave, who runs the studio, says “As always the breadth of musical diversity is amazing, and reflective of the people involved in its creation. There is always plenty that sounds truly original.”
Terry, who composed the track EcoScape with Jeff during a set of Spring-time Innovation sessions on ecological sound art comments “It was a lot of fun going out recording sounds from the environment, and having a track on the CD is a great opportunity to show people what can be done with field recordings to create totally new soundscapes.”
Jonathan, one of the CD’s producers brought his interest in sound design into the CD’s production: “It was really rewarding working with people to show them how music software could be used to bring their musical ideas to life. Siddique for example was able to take his track, Exit, to a new level with the benefit of Hoot’s professional studio equipment, and the introduction of new sounds using re-synthesis techniques.”
Finally, Jo, from Hoot ‘s studio team, would like to thank all the people they worked with this year to make the CD happen. “The creative process was as interesting and enjoyable for us as hopefully it was for you – thanks for letting us be part of it, and carry on creating!”
The CD will be available from Hoot from 30th August for a small suggested donation which will go towards funding Hoot’s continuing work in the creative arts. You can purchase the album online from Thursday 30th via our Bandcamp here
Check out one of the tracks below - please note: contains some explicit lyrics