The Seasons project took just under a year to complete. The idea being to create gentle, relaxing and uplifting soundscapes and textures inspired by the 'feeling' of each Season and to record these 'Seasonal' inspirations live and intuitive in concert. And so on or around each of the Equinox's and Solstice's starting from Summer 2019 these live performances were performed and recorded on beautiful Dartmoor, in the South West of the UK, at Manaton Parish Hall. Summer, Autumn and Winter were all created during these concerts apart from Spring. So to complete the whole project within the time frame of a year, during the Seasons, this piece became a Studio recording. My friend, fellow Dartmoor musician and beautiful Flute maker and player, Nigel Shaw collaborated with me on the Spring track where we shared sound files and created a beautifully gentle and haunting soundscape dedicated to Spring and to the re awakening of life after Winters hibernation. The cover artwork is by my lovely friend and artist Laura Cooper, whom I commissioned to share her visual interpretation of the Seasons from an energy perspective but with a more abstract approach.
Seasons is available below to download either as the full 2 hour Seasons album in 4 tracks for £12
Or you can choose which Season you'd like as a single download track at £4 each
Also available on 2 CD set for £15 in the CD Music Store.
To hear longer samples of each Season you can listen via the Music Samples page via this button
Spring featuring Nigel Shaw
Summer - 21st June 2019
Seasons full album download
Autumn - 21st September 2019
Neil H Live at Manaton Hall