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"The latest collaboration between artists Taylor Deupree (12k) and Christopher Willits (12k, Ghostly International). Often known for their skittering and melodic blend of guitar and synthesizer, Deupree and Willits are heard here creating 'ambient music' in one of its true definitions of spatial 'wallpaper' sound, although in Listening Garden's case, the walls are glass and sky. Listening Garden was originally developed as a sonic alteration of two quiet indoor/outdoor tea spaces installed at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Yamaguchi, Japan, in June of 2004. The audio installation was designed to heighten visitor's senses and alter the sonic space as they sat, read, or had quiet conversation amongst the trees. Taylor Deupree and Christopher Willits composed a number of short, randomly sequenced multi-channel soundworks using guitar and electronics. The fragments of sounds, while both gentle and subtly rich, are intentionally weathered, eroded and understated, generating a sonic bridge between the digital work of sound and the audiosphere of nature.The audio on this CD is built from location recordings taken in the garden over the course of a week during the exhibit. The environmental and incidental sounds played a large part of the physical work and are captured and utilized in the recording. Listening Garden is meant to enhance the experience of simply sitting and enjoying one's place in time. This CD is best heard in a similar situation and at a low background level. Headphones are not recommended."