The Four Way Books YouTube trailer below features me reading from 57 Octaves Below Middle C. Take a minute to listen:
Wordplay (with Jeff Davis & Lockie Hunter) recently featured Mc on the show: http://stream.ashevillefm.org/
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):
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:
- Silent ballpark
- You want to know
- E♭ angel
- Right after this
- Visiting privileges
- In their natural habitat
- Waltz in D♭
- Pumpkin harvest
- On the wire, boys
- Duct tape
- You feel it too
- A 4 oz. can of story
- An 8 oz. can of story
- You are the best audience we ever had
- The story of their 67th
- Returning them to the earth
- All I ask
- Foot measure
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.