Live at Grace Cathedral

by Steve Roach

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Televiper Where the membrane of reality thins, Steve Roach's music gets in.
Gary Zaepfel
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Gary Zaepfel I was fortunate to attend this concert. Beautiful space and amazing sound.
Rich the fireman
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Rich the fireman Steven, your works speak to people’s souls. They tend to make ones mind wander in a different dimension. Keep them coming...need more food for the soul.
Ivan Winke
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Ivan Winke powerfully pleasing to my senses :)
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Bo Stern Was researching why I didn't attend this concert in my hometown. Looks like it happened while I was in Denmark over xmas 2010. Grateful to be able to relive the most important aspect at will :)
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Sandra Barnes The music calms me down, my job is very stressful, so I put on my earphones and play Steve Roaches music. I forget everything around me and I feel like I'm in a total different dimension. I love that a lot.
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An essential live recording revealing a powerful moment in Steve's live performance history. An extended set of sacred sonic spaces and immersive atmospherics embrace the senses within the expanse of San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.

In Steve's words: "Performing at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral was a dream come true in many ways, and a high point in my live performance memories over the last decade. It's a fitting release to commence the times. This will be the first live recording I've released with the natural reverberant sound of the performance space predominant in the mix. The expansive reverent ambience of Grace Cathedral is the perfect environment to experience this music within. To honor this space, I built a set that offered options to directly respond to the unique acoustic properties I knew I was heading into. The influence of the massive space and the spirit it contained were unseen collaborators holding the music and all of us in a dynamic embrace. From my performance location, I could hear and see the sounds constantly blooming outwards in the space hovering above the audience, collecting energy and then receding away within the expanse of the cathedral. I would spontaneously respond to this sense by shaping, carving, holding and releasing the music back into the void as the night evolved. Merging with Grace indeed.

"Because this recording utilizes microphones in the space, along with a small blend of the sound board mix, the audience is sometimes heard, as it's all a part of the living breathing space created that evening. I made the choice to not include any audience response or applause at the conclusion of the concert, since outside the live context, ending the recording into the deeper silence felt more appropriate." -- Steve Roach, January 2010

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released April 1, 2010

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As a pioneering cornerstone of ambient-atmospheric-electronic music, internationally-renowned artist Steve Roach has dedicated four decades to exploring myriad soundworlds that connect with a timeless source of inspiration.

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