Includes: 1 unlimited edition CD autographed by the artist in handwriting, printed paper liner notes, and CD case.
On this CD, "Scultura Sana 7" [Sound Sculpture 7], Hall presents 23 pieces with a duration of nearly 60 minutes. He performs on electric bass, dan bau, whamola, analog modeling synth, and digital rhythm sequencer/sampler. A few tracks are stereo field recordings--sound portraits of particular times and places. Several others are live recordings incorporating the unique sounds made by Hall's original sculptural objects, but most often in this CD, he uses sound itself as a sculptural material; the artist gradually builds up layer upon layer of precise harmony, melody, and rhythm to create his intricate works that are vividly pictorial in their impact upon the ear and the mind of the listener.
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."