Includes: 1 unlimited edition CD autographed by the artist in handwriting, printed paper liner notes, and CD case.
On this CD, "Scultura Sana 8" [Sound Sculpture 8], Hall presents 25 audio works with a duration of over 48 minutes. Several tracks are stereo field recordings--"sound prints" of particular events in time and place. Several others are live recordings incorporating the sounds of some of his original instruments. Most often here, Hall uses sound itself as a sculptural material, gradually building up rich layers of precise harmony, melody, and rhythm with electric bass, dan bau, whamola, Indian harmonium, and digital percussion sampler. He thereby creates his intricate works which 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."