This song is dedicated to Occupy, lets all occupy our lives, take them back from the vision vampires, regain our courage, intuition and free will!
This was written out of the land, the red clay of Riverina, Australia during my Rural Residency at the Old Birego School, where I was relearning how to use my senses. The instruments were all built on site, the Hubcap Harp, Truck tire bass drum, Plowshare Bells, Red gum bark clarinet, the Rock windharp, the Rebar Gamelan, the Spacebells. Yggdrasil, the tiny tree of life, came from the Yampa River in Colorado, and holds down the bass line with its heavy Mingus tones, and was recorded when I did the vocals in my studio in Croton along the Hudson River.
It is a mosaic of audio and video, a sonic verité, and you can see and hear what is making each sound. Vic McEwan played the bark clarinet, the Hubcap Harp, the Pepper Tree moon harp, Steve Harradine played the Rock wind Harp on top of the mountain and his rant inspired the lyrics, Garth Strong built hte Plowshare bells along with me and Vic, and the Borree Creek School children played them and sang, Graham Strong and his Meridian project inspired the song as well. I played the Yggdrasil tree, the Rebar Gamelan, the Spacebells (which you can see in the shadow on the ground) the pepper harp, and sang. The chorus is Max, Michael, Xandra, Sally Odland and Susannah Spero.