This compilation of original music and sound has been generated in the days immediately following the staggering 9.0 earthquake which ravaged Japan, and is released in support of the ongoing rescue and reconstruction efforts ongoing today. Regardless of whether you enjoy or appreciate this music, please make a donation to an aid organization responding on the ground to this disaster.
We suggest that Medecin Sans Frontieres ( Doctors Without Borders ), the Japanese Red Cross and Shelterbox are good choices for a monetary donation, as they are presently engaged on the ground with the recovery effort, but regardless, we ask that in whatever fashion, no matter where you are, you aid the positive recovery of the japanese people, the human race, and all of the earth from this tragic event.
The Monome Community, an eclectic ensemble collective of electronic artists, have come together once more, in response to Tohoku Chiho Taiheiyo-oki Jishin, the Tohoku region Pacific Ocean offshore earthquake which rocked Honshu Island Japan only days ago. Using sampled, synthesized representations of seismic event data collected from the devastating earthquakes, participants created a wide variety of remixes and compositions as a cathartic response to the sheer power of the earth.
"We make music and raise awareness in the face of this tragedy because we are musicians and human beings, and in the face of such power, there is nothing that can be done from afar than to stand up and say 'we are aware of your plight, we are with you in spirit, and you are not forgotten'."
- leif, the lokey baselayer
The earthquake, tsunami, fire and nuclear accident transformed their peaceful places into scenes from hell in a second.
The road to reconstruction must be long and tough.
However, their passion for their families, friends and communities develops courage and willpower, and they will make remarkable recovery.
released 21 March 2011
many tracks on this album were created using samples of Micah Frank's synthesized compositions, derived from seismic data from the Tohoku Chiho Taiheiyo-oki Jishin, the Tohoku region Pacific Ocean offshore earthquake which rocked Honshu Island Japan only days ago. Intended as a cathartic response to the impermanence of our existence on this planet. If you are moved by these musics, please donate something to aid the ongoing rescue and reconstruction efforts in and round Japan.
More information about the original compositions may be found at micahfrank.com/tagged/tectonic
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