Clovis McEvoy - Flâneur by Clovis McEvoy published on 2012/03/16 09:45:44 +0000 Flâneur - to walk through a city in order to experience it. This track is based around a poem I wrote, the subject matter of which is drawn from my thoughts and impressions of Auckland City; its beauty and its ugliness. The protaganist of this piece is an observer, a passer by; he gazes in on the various sights and sounds but is not truly a part of any of anything. I'm very interested in languages and one of my main inspirations when beginning the piece was the way in which foreign languages (devoid of sematic data) focus the listeners ears to the musical qualities inherent in human speech patterns. In order to experiment with this concept I had various poems translated into German, Hindi, Italian, Georgian, Dutch, Mandarin and French, I then had the poem recited by various incredibly helpful people...you know who you are! This is a new mix of a previously uploaded track titled Silent Skies, I fixed up a bunch of stuff and made the whole thing better. There are still a couple sounds to rerecord, but it's a lot smoother then the previous version. Enjoy!