02 April, 2015

the sound of photosynthesis ~ coming soon to an ear theatre near you!

Hello bright beings of the heartmusic soul!
What's that sound? April? The year already a third past and finally hearing the boing of spring? Yes indeed and the sound is partly this QTNewsletter singing to you after the longest strangest winter I've ever experienced.

Thanks for signing up for news and for hanging in there with me. Thanks too for all your postal cards, letters, e notes and calls. The Northwet is on fast forward this year and everything that makes pollen is bursting into watery eyes all around. Send me your updated email address so we can stay in touch. Long time no write your way for sooo many reasons and there's much to tell.

I've heard folk look at email on their phones these days without much time for chatty fingers, parenthetical asides and runaway brains, so I'll do my best to tuck it in and keep it brief. I'm excited by the big news I have to share:


We've just finished mixing a new QTN record/CD (8track cassette with dual sidebeams and a dot to dot puzzle built right in with all your daily requirements). I'm delighted by the way it all came together and the way it all sounds – ten glorious songs recorded with articulate, talented and expressive musical friends.

So what's it called?

Why, the sound of photosynthesis of course!

                        And believe you me, it really is.

So that's what that sound is...

cover ©2015 ila rose ilarose.com

This is a fun and spirited collection. The ten new tunes include a musical setting of an ee cummings poem, a duet with the bass wizard who performed with me for more than 30 years before leaving this swinging sphere and plenty more. Recorded in Portland, Eugene and Austin with nonpareil musician friends doing what they do best, the tunes have been mixed and mastered ALIVE and in 3D.

Manufacturing is the next step. Help me make CDs (and vinyl records?) happen by preordering your copy now for $15 each, shipping is included. Buy one for a friend too. Listen to one of the album's new songs here: (and use your earbuds or play it through good speakers so the bass comes through too) and preorder a CD right there on the same page. Click on the Buy Now link for instant Paypal or order by mail with check or money order. the sound of photosynthesis will ship hot off the press.

A peek at the cover art is coming soon too so bookmark this page and check back.

"Go postal" and order a copy by sending a check or money order made out to me  c/o 85444 Teague Loop, Eugene, OR 97401. Using the snail mail option may inspire flights of handwriting frenzy exchanges between us and that is a favourite thing to me, inveterate letter writer and reader I be.

Preordering is simple: no extensive email badgering from me, no last day flurry before the campaign runs out. You don't even have to remember you ordered it. [If the preorder response is soon, perhaps a limited run of real vinyl LPs too with big artwork and two sides (for those of you who like turnovers...).

This is all happening RIGHT NOW so let me hear from you. It's been 10 years somehow already since HeartheartheartH was unleashed and it feels mighty important to get this new QTN music into the brave new worldsphere ear at this swivelpivot time of our lives.

If you like Facebook, a link to the brian QTN page is below. Remember to select Get Notifications or you may not see updates. FB is strange that way. I think email is still the best way to get the word out.

Thanks for your ears all these years my dears.
I wouldn't be able to do this without you.

Your corn forest pundit,