Heartlands : Jeff Higley, Michael Ormiston, Candida Valeninto. With Simon Higley and Rob Mackay

1 Summoning 13’07” : Jeff-Bowed Tibetan Cymbal : Candida & Michael-Voice, Shaman Drum, Percussion 
2 Hope & Despair 5’06” : Jeff-Waterphone : Candida, Michael & Simon-Gong Tongue Drum 
3 Pt1 Wanderers Tale : Pt2 : Human Flow 16’44” : Michael-Voice Morin Khuur : Candida & Jeff-Symphonic, Chau & Burmese Gong 
4 Undercurrents  18’49”
  Pt1 : Unknown Sea Pt2 : Yearning PT3 : Heartlands PT4 : New Skin : Jeff-Waterphone : Candida-Tibetan/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gong Tongue Drum, Mbira : Michael-Tibetan/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Esraj, Mbira : Simon-Tibetan/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gong Tongue Drum, Mbira 
5 Empty Vessell 11’16”  : Jeff-Rin Temple Bowl : Candida-Voice, Tibetan/Himalayan Singing Bowl : Michael-Khene, voice : Rob-Flute 
6 Uncharted Refugee 11’13 : Jeff-Waterphone : Candida-Tibetan/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gong Tongue Drum : Michael-Tibetan/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Ney 
Total Time 76’27” ©2017 M. Ormiston, J. Higley. C. Valentino 

Heartlands was recorded in April 2016 over three days of intensive, structured improvisation at Hull University’s new studio complex. The pieces were all informed by ideas constellated around the concept of Heartlands & the recent forced migration of so many people. So they are pervaded by emotional & physical ideas of identity, yearning, travelling, loss, refuge & homeland. 

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