Spotted: Magnetic Vines – Silver Creek Spring

Today I’m introducing you to the project Magnetic Vines; a project between the two composers Ross Garren and Erik Miron. Ross and Erik met in downtown LA in the early 2010s. When the world closed down in 2020 they started to record ambient electro-acoustic sounds together.

The track Silver Creek Spring was released as a single on the 6th of September, 2021, and will also be featured on an album in December.

Tell us something about your track Silver Creek Spring!
Each piano is unique, but the one-in-a-million quirks and qualities of the Beckwith centenarian nestled against the wall of Jens Kuross’s Boise studio proved the perfect conduit for the Magnetic Vines’ first solo piano release. While in Idaho to work with Jens and artist Ray Little, Magnetic Vines’ pianist Ross Garren was so intrigued by the possibilities of this instrument that he came to the studio early one morning to spend some time exploring and familiarizing himself with the piano. This session of free improvisations, inspired by the natural beauty of Idaho and the back-and-forth exchange of musician and instrument reacting to one another are documented on the Snake River Improvisation, the Magnetic Vines’ sophomore album (December 2022). Silver Creek Spring is the first single and was the first thing played that sunny Idaho morning.

Thanks for sending this in Ross and Erik!

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