Pauline Oliveros was an accordion player who became interested in electronic recording and processing techniques. In what seems a surreal combination, she melded her instrument and the new technology into a unique relationship with sound. She was interested in the focussed attentional process as applied to music listening. When being lowered into an underground silo for a performce she couned the term `deep listening` as a pun – which stuck. She expanded this into a new musical theory, "sonic awareness", and describes it as "the ability to consciously focus attention upon environmental and musical sound", requiring "continual alertness and an inclination to be always listening" It`s worth listening to her TED talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QHfOuRrJB8
I am really lucky! As a musician, being married to a partner who has an added dimension to bring to my work is amazing. June, my wife is a talented artist and apart from her own journey with fine art, she has a knack of interpreting the music I produce in a visual medium.
People who know my work have often commented on the album covers, most of which are produced by June. She listens to the music then disappears to her studio. A few hours later she appears with a completed work which we then turn into the whole, or part, of the cover design.
`Flow` was the first and will always have a place in my heart.
She works in a range of media and techniques. From flowing alcohol inks to layers of paper collage. Each one enhances the feel of the album.
It is a regret that the old concept of vinyl album art has all but disappeared. Who remenbers getting the poster with the album, sliding it out before the record!
Anyway, gratitude to June for her support and input.