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Daybreak Ambient (MP3)

An improvisation by Mark Harris

So quiet that its breadth of components might be missed, so placid that its development might be mistook for absence, this Sunday-morning improvisation is a slow-moving bit of sonic daybreak. Its association with Sunday morning here is literal (that’s when it was recorded), but it is also figurative: White noise washes suggest the rising surf, held tones suggest light cracking through clouds, gentle alterations in volume suggest a world in the midst of waking. The morning is a frequent reference point for this sort of music because what drama there is is displayed in minute gradations of change as dawn proceeds. The track is by Mark Harris:

Track originally posted for free download at More from Harris, who lives in England, at and

By Marc Weidenbaum

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