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The Sunrise Review is soundtracks for landscapes. A music performance and recording arts project of Graham Smith-White which uses nature as inspiration for music compositions. Solar powered recording equipment allows these natural spaces to function as a studio as well, adding a unique production style and project narrative.
"I started writing the music for The Sunrise Review in the ocean off the coast of Australia during 2005 and 2006. I would spend most mornings in the sea waiting for waves to surf. During these outings I would spend my down time between sets gathering my thoughts, keeping myself on track with projects small and large. It became an almost daily ritual, my Sunrise Review. There in the water I discovered that the world around me was an inspiration which was changing my view and experience of music."
The musical focus of The Sunrise Review incorporates styles from the world over into unique and interesting compositions with a focus on the intersection of eastern and western folk styles, best described as Middle Eastern Bluegrass or Dobro Raga. The project sees Graham in multiple roles; composer, performer, producer and engineer. At times guest artists join The Sunrise Review including The Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band and Chelsea McBee The Sunrise Review combines renewable energy and sustainable practices in an ecomusicologic approach to the studio process, created using natural acoustics and renewable energy.