Includes: 1 unlimited edition CD autographed by the artist in handwriting, printed paper liner notes, and CD case.
Scott F. Hall has experimented with sound as an art form for exhibition [sonic art] since 1985. Originally, he worked with analog recording processes. On this CD, Hall presents 19 pieces of over 30 minutes duration using digital multitrack recording technology and a variety of instruments. His work is multiply layered, diverse in musical reference, and rich in tone, timbre, and texture. Hall's "Scultura Sana" [Sound Sculpture] is harmonious, picturesque, and quite listenable.
Excerpts from a press release by San Francisco Bay Area gallerist Peter Hayes:
"The sounds that Scott F. Hall lures from his various instruments and occasional field recordings resonate with a deeply internal, thoughtful sensibility. The intensity with which he creates, plays, and composes reveals a freedom of expression and ultimately a real pleasure in making sound. The artist always succeeds in focusing a listeners attention to the sounds created, the present moment, the instruments - in short, the act of listening. His explorations go beyond a definition of 'music' or 'song' and allow us to experience sound in a new way by providing a new context in which to hear it. There is a layering and a mystery, a manipulation of instruments and recorded sound, and a rock energy which allows the listener to expand our scope of what art can be as well as what music can be. Hall reveals his sound work slowly, patiently, and with great finesse."