Ancient Astronaut Theory
It may seem surprising that it should take a Canadian to do what many of us have long-contemplated but failed to do — to compose an original suite of music using the vast arsenal of pre-recorded sounds produced by Richard Nunns. Combining loops and re-contextualised phrases with layered overdubs and electronic manipulation, Dave has concocted the ultimate taonga puoro orchestra, a beautifully engineered, gorgeously produced tapestry of texture and timbre.
Dave Lisik (electronics)
Richard Nunns (taonga puoro)
Produced, recorded, edited, and mixed by Dave Lisik (www.davelisik.com)
Original recordings and mastered by Steve Garden
Additional recording, editing, and mixing by Dr. David Lisik
Design by UnkleFranc
All music composed by Dave Lisik (Copyright © 2011, Galloping Cow Music, ASCAP, www.gallopingcowmusic.com) and Richard Nunns (Copyright © 2001, APRA, www.richardnunns.net.nz)
Released: 27 September 2011
Few would argue that Richard Nunns is one of our most important musical ambassadors. If Rattle has one regret, it would be that we haven’t done more to document the extraordinary range of collaborations Richard has either instigated or participated in. Given the relative simplicity and limitations of his vast array of beautifully crafted instruments, he continues to attract the interest of the world’s most serious-minded musicians, composers and performing artists.
Canadian composer and trumpeter David Lisik has a portfolio of compositions and arrangements including works for large and small jazz groups, electro-acoustic combinations, chamber ensembles and soloists. His work has been performed and recorded by many renowned musicians including Tim Hagans, Donny McCaslin, Matt Wilson, Luis Bonilla, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Carl Allen, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Nelsen and Joey Tartell among many others.