427 / the pictures make the music

marc weidenbaum from disquiet organized this wonderful project linking photos to music.  i submitted a photograph (see above) and created a piece of music (see below) for the project.

my photo was one taken while i was out for a walk in the woods behind taylor deupree’s home in pound ridge, new york.   the music was recorded at home in portland and at the house where i grew up in california.

here is an explanation of the project from marc:


An Introduction to Instagr/am/bient:

“Photos shared with the popular software Instagram are usually square in format, not unlike the cover to a record album. The format leads inevitably to a question: if a given image were the cover to a record album, what would the album’s music sound like?

Instagr/am/bient is a response to that question. The project involves 25 musicians with ambient inclinations. Each of the musicians contributed an Instagram photo, and in turn each of the musicians recorded an original track in response to one of the photos contributed by another of the project’s participants. The tracks are sonic postcards. They are pieces of music whose relative brevity—all are between one and three minutes in length—is designed to correlate with the economical, ephemeral nature of an Instagram photo.

for more information, see the project’s page on disquiet.com 
Marcus Fischer: “Up Above the Hill-Sky” by disquiet


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