Music for Earthquakes (2011)

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computerchemist’s fifth album “music for earthquakes”, released in February 2011. A departure from his normal style, this is an ambient album inspired directly from a 4,8 magnitude earthquake in Hungary on the 29th January 2011. Using raw seismological data from earthquake stations in Tés (Left channel) and Budapest (Right channel) for track 1, and Tés (Left channel) and Gánt (Right channel) for track 2, 3 hours of observational data have been turned into just over 30 minutes of ambience, processed only through harmonic generators, with no other effects or post processing applied. This is music, from earthquakes, for earthquakes.

Label: Terrainflight TF006
Release Date: 13th February, 2011

Track Listing

  1. Music for Earthquakes 1
  2. Music for Earthquakes 2

Realised, composed, produced and mixed by Dave Pearson

Many thanks to Mónus Péter for his assistance at MTA GGKI Budapest and Dr. Tóth László at the GeoRisk Earthquake Research Institute

The Earth: Tectonic Plates

Artwork and design: Angiewoman, cd artwork: Dave Pearson

Recorded and Produced by Dave Pearson at Terrainflight Hungary Feb 2011



This new tune by Dave can create the type of feeling Eno’s masterpiece was created to change, others might find it has a hauntingly supernatural and spooky vibe”

T.J. Newton

Wonderful stuff! This is music research at its finest, exactly what electronic music should be about. Reminds me texturally of Alan Lamb’s excellent ‘Primal Image’ where he used contact mics on several kilometres of disused telegraph lines in the wind

— T.J. Newton

Miklós Maros

A fine piece of work; it is an ambitious piece, and although it is a good half hour long, it is very meditative and minimalist.

Miklós Maros, composer

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