The texture of Chris Dorman's song was so fun to work with. We used marimba and strings to add our own texture that hinted to the original's mysterious quality. Since half of the Dreamers live in Traverse City, we sent the file up to Chris Michels and John Driscoll to add there own stylings to the song. I left the interpretation open to them trusting in their musicality. John Driscoll came up with a "Ghost March" drum beat that fit very nicely. Chris Michels added some subtle and tasty bass and guitar. His guitar part was recorded at 7am the morning of the deadline, and since he couldn't find a pick, he used a credit card instead. All of this was whipped together by the one and only Ian Gorman at La Luna Studios. Enjoy, and share!
Dede Alder: Marimba, Vocals
John Driscoll: Drum Set
Josh Holcomb: Viola, Vocals
Chris Michels: Guitar, Bass
Original Song by Chris Dorman on the Album "Sita"
Recorded, Mixed, Mastered at La Luna Studios by Ian Gorman
Recorded in Traverse City by Chris Michels
Video recorded at Königssee, Germany, and edited by Dede Alder
Cover art photograph taken at Palmer House Hilton in Chicago by Dede Alder
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.