An empathetic call to fight climate change, composed exclusively with sounds collected from a small coastal community in Chamberlain, ME.
The source material for Longcove was recorded in 2010 and 2015 during trips to my family’s cabin in the small coastal community of Long Cove, located in Chamberlain, ME. Over a period of eight years, I chopped and prepared the recordings for assemblage and composition, which was completed in December 2017.
Longcove began its life as a study in time and memory. However, the direction of the composition fundamentally changed after the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord in June 2017. The final work not only celebrates the beauty and diversity of Long Cove, but also warns of the impending threat of climate change, the effects of which could forever alter or silence this coastal community.
For over a year, I have struggled to find a response the radical, anti-science movement that has taken root in the United States. While my engineering jobs on Earth Science satellites have exposed me to the science of climate change, I realized that my background in music could help craft an empathetic bridge to reach people in a different way. Without a doubt, every person has their own Long Cove, and I hope that by sharing a place dear to my heart, I can move others to begin protecting places dear to them.
Note: Longcove was composed as a continuous 30 minute loop and cut into eight segments for distribution. While many media players will smoothly transition from track to track, some do not. As such, a seamless version of Longcove will be included as a bonus track with every full album download from Bandcamp. This will not be available as a bonus track on other sites (iTunes, etc.)
Thanks to Kerri Hendry, Tad Piecka, Robert Hendry, Lynn and John Tejada, Mileece Abson, Kayla Andersen, Liz Duffy, Vince De Franco, Adam Kay, Ethan Levy, Steve Molter, Maggie Scholtz, Emily See, Jeff Zemina, Rain Zhou
For Morgan L Hendry V
released March 30, 2018
Recorded, composed, performed, and mixed by Morgan Hendry
Mastered by Tad Piecka
Additional equipment and on-location recording support by Robert Hendry
Press and copy by Lynn Tejada (Green Galactic)
Cover photo by Morgan Hendry