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Samples, loops, music as a layering, a pastiche...the sound collages which comprise "Choral Soliloquies" owe a great deal to those who created the samples and loops in the first place. I simply spent a lot of time with them as if given a sonic paint box to play with. Changing speed, pitch, volume, direction, or deciding to leave as is...trying one sample in conjunction with another, and with the poems as songs, trying to find the chord which resonated best with the words and timbre of voice...these aural experiments were also an experience for the spirit. I consider it fortunate to be immersed in these astral cinematic dreamscapes and to live in a time where such technology exists; where collaborations can occur between souls who have never met but are given an internet platform to put their creativity out there, often while remaining anonymous. In many ways that is why I still find the process of such works-in-progress to echo, oddly enough, old school ...the choral and the solitary, the alchemy of coming together for something larger... calling to both.