Following in the footsteps of my previous album Earthlight,
I present here a further collection of landscapes for the imagination.
In Sanskrit jyoti means light or flame.
This album contains mainly sounds generated by my beloved Novation
synthesizers with a touch of Emu, Kurzweil and Roland instruments
here and there. All synthesizer programming is mine and no standard
factory presets have been used - no samples either. All sounds have
generated by modulated oscillators or - to quote the labelling on
an Indian fruit drink pack - "no natural ingredients".
As with most of my compositions I leave it to the listener to let
the music create their own imagined landscapes; the track titles are
suggestive only as a starting point for the mind to wander through
the fabric of the music.
Special thanks to Subhash Muneshwar for his perseverance in teaching
me more about Indian classical music over the last two years than
I have learned in the previous thirty. Indian music has served as
the inspiration for all my music compositions.
From his homeland in New Zealand, David Parsons travels frequently to Asia for spiritual and musical inspiration. After collecting musical samples and studying different musical and cultural traditions, Parsons returns to his studio to integrate these influences with his own experiences. In the process, he bridges disparate elements with seamless grace, and creates a unique musical affirmation of our common humanity and cultural endowment.
Parsons' recordings make the Eastern sensibility comprehensible to
the Western listener and formulate a unique and captivating new expression.