We’re currently recording our next album, Stone Owl on the Shore. One of the songs, Caves of Gold, is based on an old tale from the Isle of Skye. The song has a monster, a piper, and is the echo of battles of long ago.
We need a storm.
We’re creating a soundscape of storms to introduce the song and set the atmosphere. We want to include the sound of real thunder and the sound of real rain falling hard. But I live in Edinburgh in Scotland. Here we get wind, and we get grey days – oh how we get days and days when we see hardly any sun. What we don’t get are thunderstorms. I’ve waited all year to stick the microphones out of the window, but with no joy.
So over to you. What we’d like is recordings of thunder and rain. We’ll take them and mix them into our instrumental introduction, our prelude to the song.
And we’ll give you full credit. We’ll add your name to our thank yous on the CD cover, and credit your name on the web site.
All you need to do is send them to us using SoundCloud (which seems appropriate):
Remember we’re looking for: thunder and heavy rain.
Thunder and rain from all parts of the world! Wonderful.
Something Wonderful This Way came last night, and is still here until the end of August.
2116 is musical theatre based on a musical written by Ray Bradbury, originally for the actor Charles Laughton. It’s full of colour and light and dark; its music is lilting lyrical, haunting, beautiful,with an thrilling touch of unease that echoes the best of Ray Bradbury’s writing. A mix of dance, theatre, song and drama; 2116 is a fairy story for grown-ups who don’t want to grow up.
As someone who has written a song based on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, I was delighted with this, and will be sad when this show leaves town.
To find out more visit the Ray Bradbury 2116 website, but better yet, come to Edinburgh over the next few days and make your way to the George Square Theatre.