11 tracks (1:08:10)
Plainsong – an album by Colin Stevens
My love of early music pre-dates my discovery of minimalist/ambient music by some years, being an avid listener to BBC Radio3’s ‘Pied Piper’ with David Munrow, in the 70’s. Arranging and playing of music, of the medieval period for brass, was my introduction to its simple grace and poise. My discovery of minimalism came when I ventured into composition, in a big way, in the 90’s, after being inspired by ‘Light on the Water’ by John Adams. My move towards producing music, on my computer started about six years ago, after picking up a copy of Computer Music magazine from a local shop.
Although I am probably best known for my space-themed ambient drones, this album explores the obvious connections between early music, ambience and minimalism, with some added choral elements.
As well as being music for individuals to enjoy and explore, it is also suitable for providing background ambience to large buildings, such as Churches and Cathedrals.
Colin Stevens 2016