Sound Sensations from Scotland

  • Linda O'Keeffe

Press/Media: Expert Comment


A review of my album Silent Spring from the News and Podcast site ToneShift. 

Period28 Oct 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleSound Sensations from Scotland
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletToneShift
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    DescriptionA short record (26 mins), and an introduction to Irish composer Linda O’Keefe these three pieces infuse competing variables as a: “meditation on human and natural sounds, new technologies, and our relationships with other species.” As a lover of living creatures outside the human realm, this collection of watery murmurs are complex, unfamiliar and altogether a cluster of curiosity.

    Silent Spring is a true celebration of field recordings made in Iceland (hydroelectric dam) Spain (wind turbine farms) and amidst the threatened Brazilian Amazon. The gulls opposing the fluid mechanisms on Icelandic Reveries actually has a strange ring to it, associative and otherwise. O’Keefe combines her collected sounds in collagist patterns that seem to emphasize tensions and harmonies between species of all sizes, with a particular focus on human nature. The fact that she has traveled to these particular locations will be of interest to not only sound lovers but also environmentalists, and those seriously combatting the raw truth and reality of climate change. The voices are calling, speaking in disparate tongues.
    Producer/AuthorTJ Norris
    PersonsLinda O'Keeffe