Recording Session Report: San Diego July 2014

Linda Hill-Phoenix reacts to the camera

Hibino Sound Therapy Lab staff were recently in San Diego recording more music for their HSTL Sound Library series, the purpose of which will be announced soon. The recording sessions took place at SpragueLand, the recording studio of famed jazz guitarist and composer Peter Sprague. The focus of this set of sessions was on live harp music recorded by Linda Hill-Phoenix, but Norihiko Hibino’s saxophone was also featured alongside acoustic guitar and vocals.

What exactly was recorded? The emphasis was on various emotions and states of healing, from comfort and love, to forgiveness and acceptance. The artists performed from the heart with little in the way of sheet music to prompt their musical expressions. Inspirations were drawn from everything from Jewish and Christian hymns to ancient Japanese folk tunes.

See a full photo gallery from the first day of the recording sessions below. Continue reading