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Below 10:30


Underwater cinema, with real humpback whale song and rich contrabass flute. Perfect for all kinds of communing, meditation, chilling. Composer Alex Shapiro was inspired to write "Below" by the sea life surrounding her on Washington State's San Juan Island.

Artist Diana Lehr has made a video to expand the experience of Below. The url and code for exclusive streaming of this video is included in the liner notes of the album. You can view a video excerpt here: vimeo.com/424459586

In celebration of World Oceans Day, all the net proceeds on June 8th 2020 go to The Cultural Conservancy, which is a native-led non-profit, based in San Francisco, working in the Americas and the Pacific, collaborating with communities, organizations and individuals of all kinds, native and non-native.


released June 8, 2020

Contrabass flute + vocals - Tessa Brinckman - www.tessabrinckman.com
Composer - Alex Shapiro - www.alexshapiro.org
Video - Diana Lehr - www.dianalehr.com
Electronic soundscape mixing and production - Alex Shapiro
Humpback whale song - unprocessed from original recordings
Recording - BrokenWorks Productions, Ashland OR
Mixing of live + pre-recorded track - Sean McCoy, Oregon Sound Recordings
© 2020 Tessa Brinckman, Diana Lehr, Alex Shapiro. All rights reserved.


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Tessa Brinckman Oregon

Interdisciplinary multi-flutist/composer, Tessa Brinckman, co-directs Caballito Negro with percussionist Terry Longshore, and other international collaborations. In 2021 she is releasing an album of works by Todd Barton, Martin Lodge, Norio Fukushi, Shirish Korde, Andile Khumalo, Cara Stacey, and herself. She is also creating an animation/score on 17th C science fiction writer, Margaret Cavendish. ... more

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