Recordings

2017 Recordings:

The Four Way Books YouTube trailer below features me reading from 57 Octaves Below Middle C. Take a minute to listen:


Recent Podcasts:

Wordplay (with Jeff Davis & Lockie Hunter) recently featured Mc on the show: http://stream.ashevillefm.org/afm-word-play-09032017.mp3. Click on the link to listen, or paste the URL into your browser.

First Draft: A Writer’s Dialogue (from Aspen Public Radio, with Mitzi Rapkin) also recently featured Mc: http://www.aspenpublicradio.org/programs/first-draft. Click on the link to listen, or use this URL to download via iTunes: http://apple.co/1HCVfjA.


57 Octaves – The Official Recordings (2018):

Selections from 57 octaves below middle C I feel fortunate to have my fiction and music released in this form. My harmonica pieces have grown from many years of good teaching by the extraordinary musician Don Mercer. The generous music professional Reed Turchi has helped with production. After I recorded (2013-2014 and 2016-2017) each fiction piece, I listened for the essence of the story’s voice; I then picked the key of harmonica that seemed right, and immediately played. I made these recordings using Audacity software, with assistance from my Roland MicroCube amplifier and Red Screamer and Audix i5 microphones. The harmonica interludes are first or second takes, improvisational responses to the music in the fiction, not deliberate compositions. I hope 57 octaves below middle C will bring you joy and, above all else, strange joy. Kevin McIlvoy, P.O. Box 19526, Asheville, NC 28815; mcthebookmechanic.com This recording is mine. I do not grant you the right to copy, distribute, or adapt any part of the material without my written permission.

Selections from 57 Octaves Below Middle C.
Copyright (c) 2013-2018, Kevin McIlvoy,
All Rights Reserved.

Here are select recordings from 57 Octaves Below Middle C. I’ve made them available here so you can download them (free) for your personal use and enjoyment, one track at a time, or together in a .zip file. Thanks for listening.

57 Octaves Below Middle C, Download the Entire CD as a .ZIP file here 

57 Octaves Below Middle C, Listen and/or Download the CD Tracks Individually at the links below:

  1. Silent ballpark
  2. Better
  3. You want to know
  4. Perfumery
  5. E♭ angel
  6. Right after this
  7. Joyride
  8. Visiting privileges
  9. Orienorphe
  10. In their natural habitat
  11. Waltz in D♭
  12. Movie
  13. Pumpkin harvest
  14. On the wire, boys
  15. Duct tape
  16. Bender
  17. You feel it too
  18. A 4 oz. can of story
  19. An 8 oz. can of story
  20. Tilting
  21. Problems
  22. You are the best audience we ever had
  23. The story of their 67th
  24. Returning them to the earth
  25. Bright-Very
  26. All I ask
  27. Foot measure
  28. Iseewhatyoumean

Selections from 57 octaves below middle C

I feel fortunate to have my fiction and music released in this form. My harmonica pieces have grown from many years of good teaching by the extraordinary musician Don Mercer. The generous music professional Reed Turchi has helped with production. After I recorded (2013-2014 and 2016-2017) each fiction piece, I listened for the essence of the story’s voice; I then picked the key of harmonica that seemed right, and immediately played. I made these recordings using Audacity software, with assistance from my Roland MicroCube amplifier and Red Screamer and Audix i5 microphones. The harmonica interludes are first or second takes, improvisational responses to the music in the fiction, not deliberate compositions.

I hope 57 octaves below middle C will bring you joy and, above all else, strange joy.

Kevin McIlvoy, P.O. Box 19526, Asheville, NC 28815; mcthebookmechanic.com

This recording is mine. I do not grant you the right to copy, distribute, or adapt any part of the material without my written permission.