Monday, April 18, 2016

quarry ridge- poem, music, photographs

Last spring I went for a long trail run up into the trails around what once must have been a small-- perhaps family operated-- quarry. I was inspired by the first real green of spring, the sense of opening, the hazy mystery of distant hills and mountains seen through trees. I took quite a few photos along the way, and as I ran home words and sentences began to form. Over the next few weeks I sculpted those words into a  poem.  Over the following winter I made the accompanying music, with lap steel, laptop, and kalimba, keeping in mind the idea of an ancient journey that leads into timelessness.
Here are those elements combined, in the form of a short video:

quarry ridge from Kevin Macneil Brown on Vimeo.

April Vernal- Painting by Kevin Macneil Brown, watercolor and map sections on paper, 2014.