released December 2, 2012
Hervé Moire — Mirage de loire
Cd limited / 120 copies.
Total time : 23:00
Composed recorded and mixed by Hervé Moire. 2009/2010.
Mirage de Loire is a soundscape composed in 2008/2009, using various field recordings of the river "La loire", at a wild point, near oudon (a few miles from Nantes, France). Field recordings were made on the river and then transformed and mixed on computer. This piece transcribes my imagination aroused by the sounds of that place.
© Hervé Moire. All rights reserved,2012.
French electroacoustic composer Hervé Moire presents an elegant slice of nature on this one. Moire starts with field recordings from a quiet bank of the Loire river and adds to them musically. His process is digital, slickly layering droning tones on top of the field recordings, which are themselves full of birds, bullfrogs, crickets, rushing water, and other pleasant natural sounds. Moire’s light touch allows for a lot of space and a blending of the natural and the digital, so it’s not always easy to tell where one begins and ends. This blurring becomes more expressionistic and imaginative throughout the 23-minute piece, a contemplative and enigmatic response to the place / Foxy Digitalis