WILDERNESS

I began writing this album back in early 2018.  At the time, I was working and writing out of my small, dark bedroom studio in my Chicago apartment.  The project was born out of a desire to get out of that claustrophobic space and to go out into the wilderness and explore.  To escape from everyday distractions and stresses and to be in a place of calm.  I wanted to create music that got me out of that space and hopefully inspires others to do the same.  I was inspired early on by the beautiful imagery of the vast wilderness in the Pacific Northwest.  I wondered what the dense, lush forests, flowing rivers, and immense mountains would sound like musically.  And so, I composed 10 pieces to reflect what I felt that would sound like, a sound track for exploring the wilderness.  I traveled with cinematographer and photographer Grant Boutiette to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State where we spent 5 days filming and photographing the wilderness.  With that footage, editor Andre De Matheu and I have created 3 videos each featuring a track from the album.  I've also compiled a collection of photographs from the trip that, along with the videos and most importantly, the music, I hope inspires you to go out, explore, and discover.

MUSIC

FILMs

Photographs

CREDITS

Composed and produced by: Philip G Anderson

Piano: Philip G Anderson

Violin: Dave Edwards

Cello: Erin Cassel

Mixed by: Philip G Anderson

Mastered by: Taylor Deupree (12K Mastering)

 

Strings recorded in: Porter Performing Arts Center, Porterdale, GA

Recording engineer: Philip G Anderson

Album artwork photograph: Grant Boutiette

Album artwork design: Philip G Anderson

Graphic design: Ken Cao

Photography by: Grant Boutiette & Philip G Anderson

Cinematography by: Grant Boutiette

Editing: Andre DeMatheu

Color grading: Andre DeMatheu

Additional thanks:

Eric Waldron, Buncie Lanners, Abigail Coggin, The Newton County Arts Association,

Carl & Doreen Morgan, Liz Stillerman, Bill & Renee Anderson

REVIEWS

- Gezeitenstrom -

"On a level that can touch a person immediately, thanks to romantic soundscapes on an exorbitant understanding of music"

- Rural Sounds -

"The strings are absolutely stunning. Seriously. The warmth they carry is quite spectacular and they create the perfect spacious background. Floating in a perfect harmony above the strings is a light and airy piano melody. It has an inspiring sound to it, and gives you a bit of inspiration and hope"

- Phenom'enon -

"we are continuously drifting in the company of these instruments, as if the flow of a brook that is flowing deep in the woods that are surrounded by mountains came alive in musical pictures"

- Mellow Structures -

" wilderness is embraced by weightlessness, beauty, meaning, admiration"

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