MP3 Aimee Norwich - Lava tides
Otherworldly electronic noise-scapes with divine orchestral melodies.
11 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Experimental, CLASSICAL: Film Music
This cd is the latest commission Aimee Norwich did for the acrobatics troupe LAVA''s show tides. Aimee performed some of the tracks with them in May 2007 at The Flea Theater in NYC using her latest invention, The Hybrid Bass.
Aimee Norwich, an instrument designer, musician and composer, is devoted to creating positive, transformative experiences for listeners through employing lyrical melodies and vibrant noise-scapes in a thoughtful and meaningful way. Aimee''s main goal is to create a comfortable, abstract, musical setting with a balanced and refined aesthetic so that audience members may search their internal landscapes and gain affirmative revelations pertaining to their connections to self, community and nature. By mastering extended techniques on the bass, deriving compositional systems from chance operations, and using various technologies, Aimee delivers an amalgam of musical precision and electronics manipulation generating an ambiance characterized as otherworldly.
Bass hybrid/noise player Aimee Norwich holds degrees in electronics and music and uses creativity and skill to design and build original instruments. In the studio and at live performances guitar and bass parts are played at the same time using one of Aimee''s unique inventions, a hybrid ¼ bass and ¾ guitar instrument. This invention required Aimee to develop a new playing technique and unconventional tuning to achieve the final result, the performance of a guitar and a bass player coming from one person simultaneously.
A Jacksonville, Florida native, currently living in NYC, Aimee spent many years experimenting with several different musical creations, eventually settling on designing the instruments and electronic systems that would propel Howard Jones to write,
“I came across a fascinating musician today, [Aimee] plays bass but makes it sound like a million different instruments…”.