This is an original composition by Kym “Bid” Bidstrup and he says of it “Once again, this track came with memories and murmurings of my time in England.
Category: Cloud Music
What’s the perfect music to listen to as you kick back and watch the clouds drift by? These tracks were suggestions by our members. If you’ve got a suggestion for music to watch clouds by – or you’ve created some yourself – let us know and we’ll post it here.
Multi-award winning Australian Pianist, Matthew Sheens, is set to release his latest Album Cloud Appreciation Day this month.
Suggested by Society member, John Freeman, Altocumulus by Kevin Kindle is a relaxing, meditative piece ideal to listen to whilst gazing lazily as the clouds drift by.
This is an original composition sent in my Laurianne Fiorentino who wrote “Assembled from photos cloud and video files I have taken in New Mexico, USA, and from a plane. The music is an improvisation between Michael Kott (cello) and I (flute), captured impromptu in Nashville. I’d love to hear your comments!”
Society member, Stephen Costantelos, suggestion “Clouds” by The Go-Betweens. From Brisbane’s best on their album 16 Lovers Lane. “I took their top prize and paid them back with rain.”
Cloud Appreciation Society member, Ashley Gibbs, suggested this song by Johnnie Ray – the clip was recorded in 1956
An original piece by Kym “Bid” Bidstrup who says it inspired by the exquisite duck pond in Barnes, London, UK, a magnificent place to spend time lost or found – or both – in thought.
This is the Extended Version.
In this version you might hear some frog noises, an extra ripple or two, a dragonfly that I’m especially proud of creating musically, and, well, whatever duck imaginings you can conjure.
Suggested by Helen Glazer – Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. The lyrics say it all…
“Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down, and still somehow It’s cloud illusions I recall I really don’t know clouds at all”
“Far Above the Clouds” – Tubular Bells III – Mike Oldfield, was suggested by Society member, Clare P.
She wrote “Awesome track. I recently gave a small talk on clouds and this was one of half a dozen cloud tracks in the soundtrack for the group work”.
The video is shot from the decking of Graham Turnor’s home in Langhelle, West Norway and the accompanying track is Sunday morning (Original mix) by Eye Depth.
Nicole D has suggested this track by Simon & Garfunkel. She says “I think this is a perfectly relaxed track to bounce my foot to as I sit on a bench and gaze at the sky”.
Cloud Appreciation Society member, Mark Johnson, has recommended this music by Winterlight.
Composer, Tim Ingham, found he could use a laptop late at night once his family had retired for the night to create his own electronic version of the kind of warm, hazy sounds that he had gravitated to since his youth and recorded two singles as Winterlight for UK label Years Without Art.
A digital poem written and composed by Society member, Panos Couros, about the change of seasons in tropical Darwin, Northern Australia.
The Incredible String Band- Little Cloud is taken from The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion 1967 and was suggested by Society member, Helen Glazer.
Cloud Appreciation Society Members Janet Rix, Sarah Turnbull and Mark Johnson have both suggested this ambient house track by The Orb.
According to the French composer, Claude Debussy, “‘Nuages’ renders the immutable aspect of the sky and the slow, solemn motion of the clouds, fading away in grey tones lightly tinged with white.”
Suggested by Erin Weaver (Member 37,688)
This Kate Bush 1985 classic was about the psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich, portrayed in the video by the actor Donald Sutherland…
Elif Yalvaç is a 27-year-old sound artist based in Turkey, currently pursuing my MA in Sonic Arts at Istanbul Technical University. This piece comes from an her Cloudscapes EP…
Hoagy Carmichael composed this song in 1946.