In the wee small hours of the morning, when all distractions are fast asleep, Mr Aaron Nakagawa is just getting into gear. Musical phrasing, recorded tracks and layovers, retakes and EQ tweaks, it seems the the art of mixing music is best done after midnight.
Recently, Aaron collaborated with Hanne Skov, a gifted Danish vocalist who had been spending time on Kauai, exploring the healing and creative energies of this Island. There is a CD in production from those sessions, a unique one that will soon be available to the benefit of your ears.
One of the songs on that collaboration, is “Kannon”, a piece Aaron wrote last year and used in his video production of my artwork. It is a different song now, rounder and more full with Hanne’s added contribution and the richly expressive clarinet of Kauai resident and music professor, Laine Griffith. Hanne’s mature voice is full and complex, intuitive and lithe, penetrating and suddenly floating. A very good team. Kannon is beautiful, haunting music.
Aaron took the newly reworked “Kannon” and added a two of my latest paintings so we could offer everyone a visual as well as audio update. I will let know you when their CD, “Twilight Ti”, has left the After Midnight Production Studios and is on the shelf.
Thanks for taking some LIP from me,