What we do here as photographers is made possible by the support of other artists who have kindly let us use their works to help create ours. Here are some of the people who have contributed to the Eye For Detail Community.
When I (Colette) first heard the music produced by General Fuzz, I was in heaven. His music is beautiful, instrumental, amazing. James Kirsch (or JimmyK), grew up in Newton, MA, playing classical piano and absorbing everything from Suzanne Ciani to Metallica. He has composed and produced five albums over the last nine years, all of which can be freely downloaded from his website.It is lush melodic instrumental electronic music with the emphasis on music.For more about him and to hear his music please follow the link and visit his site.
James has kindly given Eye for Detail Photography permission to use his inspiring music in our slideshows. The following is the growing list of slideshows featuring General Fuzz as musical background:
Justin and Caylee how I saw it slideshow Song: Go Inward
Kaitlyn Ann Grad Slideshow Song: Under the Top
Leah Grad Grad Slideshow Song: Start Moving
Lissa & Trevor How I Saw it Wedding Slideshow Song: Comfort Zone
Dakota Grad Slideshow Song: Under the Top
Doug and Bruce Rawling have been playing music since their childhood, when they travelled and sang with their family. Since then they have been involved in several musical ventures – sometimes together, sometimes apart – and during that time have sold over 50,000 albums. They have enjoyed radio air play in Canada, United States and Europe., and their album “Hand Me Downs, Volume 1” was the 2004 Vibe Award winner for the best Country Bluegrass Album in Canada. “Back in the 80’s, when we had more hair, we actually had one of our songs go to number two on a New York radio station”, recalls Doug.“ We were getting quite a bit of U.S. air play, and my sister who was living in Florida at the time could hear her brothers singing on the radio, so that was pretty cool.”
Being singer-songwriters, the Rawling Brothers are often asked to describe their sound, a question they don’t find real easy to answer. “Our music is a blend of a lot of different styles”, says Bruce, the younger of the two brothers. “We’ve been influenced by old time country, gospel music, bluegrass, folk and even rock music. We’ve come up the phrase ‘Rocky Mountain Country’ and we think that works pretty good for describing our sound”. Whatever you call it, their grassroots, close to the earth sound, featuring close harmonies and acoustic instruments, seems to strike a chord with a lot of people. They’ve built up a loyal fan base through the prairie provinces and the Midwestern states.
The following slideshow has The Rawling Brothers as background music:
Ashley and Jordan How I saw it Slideshow Song: I’ll spend my life with you
Allen Desnoyers is one of the best acoustic guitar players that I (Trent) have ever met. Unfortunately for all us fans of his playing, he’s run off and joined the theatre, producing touring musical theatre productions as Artistic Director and founder of Canadiana Theatre Company. He’s still making music, but spends most of his time playing piano and sundry other instruments for the troupe. Songs from his album, Sunset Theatre, remain in high circulation at the Ernst residence as the kids fall asleep listening to music, including the song Basement Suite.
We’ve used Allen’s stuff in the past, although there is nothing currently online that features his music.
Opsound is a gift economy in action, an experiment in applying the model of free software to music. Musicians and sound artists are invited to add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons. Listeners are invited to download, share, remix, and reimagine.
Macro Form is one of the amazing musicians you will hear on our slideshows:
Kaitlyn L Grad Slideshow Song: Macro Form Canaster
ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.
About Creative Commons Licences:
Music used in Eye For Detail’s videos is used by permission or under the Creative Commons Attriubtion 3.0 Licence. For more information go to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Thanks to the following sites for their fabulous graphics, patterns and brushes! The elements found on these sites have been used to add beauty to our books and albums.