Sunday, September 30, 2012

in october mist, begin a journey (music for steel guitar)

A new composition, made today, on a rainy autumn morning. I recorded in one take on a triple-neck steel guitar, playing across all three necks (C6, A6, E13). Afterward, I spent an hour processing the recording, until I had a sound painting that conveyed the energies I wanted to express. -KMB, 9/30/12

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

River, September

                                 Winooski River Bend, September- photograph by kmb.

September morning, on a drifting

run, I followed River:







My eyes and heart were caught

by slow journeys of mist

wending north-westward.


At Cold-Stone Inlet

I found my boat


and put in.


Now I am

unmoored and fully blessed.

   - Kevin Macneil Brown


Monday, September 03, 2012

Winooski River, September

Winooski River Bend, September- painting by Kevin Macneil Brown, watercolor on paper, September 2012.

In the morning, the bell-and-buoy

voices of birds

to mark a sky channel.


And then, after lift

of silver fog,

a stillness.


In trees, in grass,

the green of growth

held in sere suspension.


This is September, when the river sheens and mirrors,

 reflecting the ripeness of journeys fulfilled,

 in depths, in shallows, beyond shadowed bend.

 -Kevin Macneil Brown