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Boy Who Wanted to Talk to Whales ~ Robert Ensemble Minden
Boy Who Wanted to Talk to Whales ~ Robert Ensemble Minden
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This original musical story by the Robert Minden Ensemble recounts the adventure of a boy compelled by a powerful dream to communicate with the great whales. His encounter with a curious musician playing music on a carpenter's hand saw is the beginning of possibility and transformation; a simple folk tale about the power of nature and a desire to connect with other species.

Gentle, sensitive storytelling with an acoustic score performed on an odd assortment of ordinary things transformed into musical instruments. As you listen to the warmth of a world of sound derived from familiar objects found in your own household, you may want to remind yourself that you are not hearing… Read more
Like Light Off Water ~ Daphne Marlatt
Like Light Off Water ~ Daphne Marlatt
Celebrated Canadian poet Daphne Marlatt reads passages from her classic cycle of poems, STEVESTON with music composed and performed by Robert Minden & Carla Hallett.

Enter a fascinating aural universe encompassing the lyrical intensity of Daphne Marlatt's poetry. Canadian composers Robert Minden and Carla Hallett score for vintage waterphones, bowed carpenter¹s saws, found object percussion and voice -a world of splendid acoustic sound. A delicate resonance of microtonal nuance and lyrical intimacy surrounds Marlatt's poetic voicing, rhythm and imagery. Her words bring you to the river's mouth and into a sensuous landscape of lives lived in canneries, fishing camps, on the sea… Read more
Long Journey Home ~ Robert Ensemble Minden
Long Journey Home ~ Robert Ensemble Minden
"Strikingly original works that defy categorization"
(Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun, Canada 1992)

"An atmospheric New Age recording with a liveliness and intelligence that will make you sit up and take notice"
(Joseph Blake, Times-Colonist, Victoria, BC Canada 1993)

When the Robert Minden Ensemble burst upon the music scene in the late 1980s they were heralded for their inventive use of lost sounds coaxed from abandoned stuff. There are no electronics here. No samplers. No synthesisers. Instead the listener is invited on a sonic journey richly textured with found and ancient sounds, freshly minted music composed and performed on invented acoustic… Read more