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Northern Snow (Cori Ander)


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This can best be described as an improvisational guitar landscape. A "snow-impro" as Cori Ander calls it. He recorded this between takes of another song for the Noel Project CD "Splendor Bright." It was so good that Mystified and I asked Curry if we could add "Northern Snow" to the CD, too.

"I was associating to the different faces of snow," Cori Ander says. "Snow can be soft and beautiful. It can be hard and grim. It can be wet. It can be dry." It can also be cold inspiration for a wonderful guitarist. Thanks Curry!
-- Tom Atwood

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November 29, 2005

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cjhoose said 4979 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
snowy indeed :)
Does feel like snow. Beautiful playing... a definate download. Glad it's
going to be included on the CD!
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Cori Ander said 4979 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
snowy indeed :)
Thanks a lot cjhoose!
Happy to hear that the "mood of snow" has come through!
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jgurner said 4979 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
Haven't seen snow...
...in my part of the world in years. But this made me think back to all
those snowfalls I remember from my childhood - beautiful, delicate and
dreamy. Wonderful.
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Tom Atwood said 4979 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
In my dreams...
I wish I could create a piece like this. But I am not envious of you, or
jealous. I know I will never play guitar like this. Instead, I enjoy
listening to you, like I am in on a huge secret. How long will you
remain hidden? Up there on the West coast of Sweden in all that snow?

Thanks for letting us steal this piece for the CD.
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Cori Ander said 4979 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
In my dreams...
Thanks a lot Tom! And thanks also for letting me in on this project, it has been a
true joy working with you guys!
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Jim Bouchard said 4979 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
Ideal expressive guitar playing
Curry is once again totally enthralling me with such perfect guitar
playing. I love this! It's so much like snow. The last little note makes
me think of the red nose you get when walking in sub-zero (farenheit)
temperatures when your breath freezes. Where I grew up in on the
border of New York and Canada it was like that, so I have an affinity for
that sort of climate (though I couldn't say a great love for it) I'd say this
is mostly dry snow in this song...
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Cori Ander said 4978 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
Ideal expressive guitar playing
Yes, think you're right ... it's probably mostly dry snow.

And thank you for the red nose association! It really fits and now I am getting
that picture of my cold nose .. ping ... every time listen to that end ...

And most of all thank you for your appreciation, you being one of my greatest
singer-songwriter-guitarplayer-heros, that means a lot!
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Slotogenic said 4979 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
another example of some fine pickin'
This is fantastic. I love the way you speed and slow down. Like the wind
picking up and letting down. I also love the notes you play ever so
slightly out of key. If I was a dog my ears would perk up. I love how
you ended it and the length of it too. It demandss multiple listenings,
which is a good thing!
Cori Ander said 4978 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
another example of some fine pickin'
Thank you Eric! Well, you hitted some of the details that made me keep the tune
and not just discard it .. the speeding and slow down and the notes slightly out
of key...
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Mystified said 4979 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
Beautiful, delicate and fleeting
...like snow dancing on a brisk breeze as it settles to the ground.
Fabulous playing, as always.
So glad you've added this to the Noel Project CD :)

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Cori Ander said 4978 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
Beautiful, delicate and fleeting
Thank you for your appreciation Cat! I feel very privileged that you let me in!
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Ed Hannifin said 4978 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
Yeah, Cori...
...you found a bit of the spirit of snow in this piece...

It's a nice match with the photo, too. It really brings me into that first
moment on a snowy morning, quietly watching the snow come down
while the rest of the house sleeps...

Another beautiful one, and an offering from the Noel Project that I can
play year-round...

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4977 days ago (December 1st, 2005)
Yeah, Cori...
Thanks a lot Ed!

And I know that you've got snow in Massachusetts too, they said so on the radio
(... yes, on the radio here in Sweden...)!
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ziti said 4978 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
I really hate snow
i mean i really really hate it......

but after hearing snow thru your playing, i guess i gotta rethink my
position.

this is improvisation???....it is of the highest quality improv i have ever
heard. it is a masterpiece.

humbly yours

z
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Cori Ander said 4975 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
I really hate snow
Yes it is an improvisation. In the beginning of it I was resting, just gazing out
the window while the guitar worked by itself. Then suddenly I became aware
of some affinity between what the guitar was playing and dancing snow
flakes. So then I stared to conciously associate to different faces of snow as
the inspirational base for the improvisation.

But then, dear Ziti, then I have cut out more than half of the impro and just
saved the best! So it is not made as you use to do; in one uncut take! That
would have required a pro!


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RickW said 4978 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
Wonderful snowfall
This piece reminds me of delicate flakes of falling snow. Very peaceful
indeed.
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Cori Ander said 4975 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
Wonderful snowfall
Thanks a lot Rick!
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jiguma said 4978 days ago (November 30th, 2005)
snowy wonderment
Curry, this brings back memories of 1986 in the north of England -a
harsh winter and the joy of the many faces of snow. It also brings back
the look on our (then) 5 year old daughter's face as she stared in
wonderment at her first sight of snow that year. Your "snow-impro"
describes that soft snow that coats the trees, after many hours, in icing
sugar-like transparent whiteness - viewed out the window from the
warmth of a log fire or from inside a heated car. I'd love to hear you
do the "horizontal" snow of howling northern winds some time too!
Absolutely beautiful chill out music - I could listen to this for hours!
Cheers,
Neil
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thetiler said 4977 days ago (December 1st, 2005)
Like the open tuning sound of this
Very nicely done, like the harmonics as well.
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alley-oop said 4977 days ago (December 1st, 2005)
Snow capital
Wonderful music
I live in The US's snowiest metropilitan area. This little track can go in
my ipod to start my morning cross-country ski.
Great improv. Great touch on the guitar. Open chording?

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alley-oop said 4977 days ago (December 1st, 2005)
Snow capital
Wonderful music
I live in The US's snowiest metropilitan area. This little track can go in
my ipod to start my morning cross-country ski.
Great improv. Great touch on the guitar. Open chording?

Check out my latest song called rain
Cori Ander said 4977 days ago (December 1st, 2005)
Snow capital
Not open chording but low E string tuned down to D (think there is a special
name for that tuning but I keep forget) ... and, yes, capo second fret too ...

Thanks for your support!
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snowdragon said 4976 days ago (December 2nd, 2005)
Snow capital
It's called slack-key in my musical circles but some call it drop-down tuning.
There are probably other terms as well.

On another note:
The Dene have more than 100 words for "snow."

Guess we'll have to add one more now, eh?

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xeroexecute said 4976 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
nice
i like it
Al Terego said 4975 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
The Inuits have lots of words for snow
I wonder if they have any that could decribe this. I can hear the wood of
your guitar, it almost sounds like a dulcimer in places, as if you were
beating it with small hammers. Your playing is so precise and yet human
and warm. As someone else said above it is as if you were watching the
snowflakes fall outside your window while a fire burned inside.

I have heard this three times already and every time it warms me a little
more.

I loved it.
rtcooper said 4975 days ago (December 3rd, 2005)
There We Are
Intimate. Surrounding. Embracing.

Good Heavens, Man. It's quite Something.

Best Regards,
Cooper
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sky shoes said 4974 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Nice
Can I borrow your fingers?
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said 4974 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
When I listen to...
your music, and specifically this piece, I know I capture a glimpse or
view through a window into Curry. And the more I listen, the more I
like what I "see." As Tom said... you are a hidden treasure. So glad you
have chosen to grace macjams with your music and your spirit.
May God's blessing be with you and yours this Christmas season.

Jack

kristyjo said 4974 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
Just lovely
It's very nice guitar playing, and very visual and programatic. I'm glad you
have included it on the CD.
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I. Spike said 4973 days ago (December 5th, 2005)
I can feel it on my eyelashes...
I love this piece... Wonderful emotive playing.
Cheers!

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dpower said 4973 days ago (December 5th, 2005)
Well Done!
I like the right hand pickin' techniques used in this. Good use of
dynamics and cross picking to create a great feel - I wish it was longer
- very relaxing and interesting composition.

Thanks for sharing this piece.
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Noel Project said 4953 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Merry Christmas!
Thanks again Curry for posting this lovely tune. Thanks everyone for
listening and for your comments.
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