Alaskan Soundscapes is now available and features the Eykamp String Quartet.
Review by Kathy Parsons
Jill Haley’s Alaskan Soundscapes is part of a continuing series of albums inspired by her Artist-In-Residence positions in various US National Parks. What better way could there possibly be to compose music that embodies a place than by staying there for an extended period of time and becoming immersed in those surroundings? The album is subtitled Music for Wrangell-St. Elias and Kenai Fjords National Parks and was inspired by the natural beauty of the areas as well as “getting to know the strong, resilient people that inhabit this sometimes-harsh environment.” Jill performs the eleven original tracks on piano, English horn, oboe and synthesizer along with David Cullen on guitar and bass, and The Eykamp String Quartet (two violins, viola and cello).