Includes: 1 unlimited edition CD autographed by the artist in handwriting, printed paper liner notes, and CD case.
On this CD, "Scultura Sana Archive" [Sound Sculpture Archive], Hall releases for the first time ever over 21 minutes of sound he created and recorded in his St. Louis studio in the early 1990s. Performing on digital sampler, analog tape loops, and a variety of unique and handmade percussion and analog electronic microtonal instruments, the artist finally reveals to us years later lengthy examples of his enigmatic "sound sculpture" in a most abstract, microtonal, and experimental form.
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."