Endless Immersion 1 & 2

by Dosia McKay

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    2 audio compact discs containing a total of 120 minutes of music. Each CD is a seamless 1 hour immersive experience. 6-panel digipak, glossy finish. If you would like the disc to be autographed by the artist, please specify so during the checkout. Ships worldwide.

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I want to challenge the traditional way we listen to music. Does a composition have to have a beginning and an end? Does it have to be shorter than ten minutes? Shorter than four minutes? I want to obliterate the boundaries of time, rhythm, measures, and form, and create an environment that could be entered and re-entered at any moment.

Endless Immersion is like an ever changing mist that fills the air enveloping the listener. It pulsates, vibrates, tingles, changes colors, and sweeps in waves and layers that come and go, morph, merge, dissolve, and drift away.

Originally I composed Endless Immersion for a quadraphonic environment in partnership with an Asheville's visual artist Lynda Sondles and together we built a three-dimensional installation to "contain" the music. In this setting, two independent stereophonic music loops of different lengths are aligned in such a way that the sonic environment unfolds endlessly with the listener experiencing always fresh combinations of sounds.

The album version of Endless Immersion contains two variants of the loop alignment for a total of 120 minutes of music on two CDs for a traditional stereophonic environment (CD player, iPod, etc).

Although, in the quadraphonic environment, the loops can align at any point on their individual timelines, the music is composed in such a way that, as in a kaleidoscope, the resulting "image" is harmonically anchored and whole. If there are seemingly accidental sounds on either loop, they fit and align with their counterparts to create a soundscape that fosters calm, meditation, and emotional centering (dare I say healing?), but also an intellectually engaging experience. Endless Immersion is not merely a passive ambient musical landscape. It claims the listener's attention and offers him or her passage to another dimension where time does not exist.

The ambience of Endless Immersion is composed of an electro-acoustic mixture of natural sounds, live voice and instruments, samples of acoustic and electronic instruments, and synthesis of all of the above.

~ Dosia McKay

More information about the music:
www.dosiamckay.com/endlessimmersion.shtml
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkMCdZFu5Mk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HaMawhvGrk

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released April 9, 2015

All music composed by Dosia McKay. Voice, flute, cello, sound design, MIDI programming, and sequencing by Dosia McKay. Mixed and mastered by Julian Dreyer at the Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC. Graphic design by Dosia McKay. ©(P)2015 Dosia McKay / Gavia Music (ASCAP), All rights reserved.

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Dosia McKay

Dosia McKay is an American composer of music for concert stage, film, modern dance, and multimedia. Her portfolio includes works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, choir, symphony orchestra, as well as synthesized sound. A versatile writer, Dosia fluently weaves elements of classical harmony, avant-garde, ambient soundscapes, and the lyricism of folk melodies of her native Poland. ... more

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