Meeting Place Of the Heart

composed by Briyan Frederick
© Brian F Baker
Published by Blind Mime Music, ASCAP

Briyan Frederick: OP-1, bass, guitar, samples, Arturia Mini Freak synthesizers, water sounds from Claire Furchick Pannell from the Binjareb Djilba (Peel-Harvey Estuary) in Western Australia.

For the Bombora Electronic Cottage Compilation released on Dog Park Records via Bandcamp.

Claire Furchick Panell put out a call for submissions for a compilation via the Electronic Cottage facebook group. The compilation was based around a package of samples of water taken around Binjareb Djilba in Australia.

Claire later explained the significance of the area to its native people and their ties to the water as a first nations people and that the name the area is the Meeting Place Of the Heart.

For my composition I started on an OP-1 workstation, loading one of the water samples that I felt provided a range of sonics I might tap for percussives.

I chopped and highlighted a few elements. This is what you hear as the percussion of the track. The bass groove and electric guitar are samples from a song I made as Blind Mime Ensemble called “Black and White Rainbows.” These are played on the OP-1 and I use its vocoder for the melody which is singing “meeting place of the heart…”

I brought this into Logic Pro and finessed the arrangement for a couple more days and it took several shapes over that time. I finally arrived at an odd bit of sound using Arturia’s Mini Freak which provides the sputtering electronics between vocal phrasings.





dabodab is my sound and art studio blog (and other things). I am Briyan Frederick (aka Bryan Baker), a graphic arts professional, songwriter, experimental recording artist, publisher, local and personal historian, grassroots business supporter, silver creative, podcaster, vlogger and zinester. I’m better known as the publisher of GAJOOB and a founder of Tapegerm Collective read more.