Michael Gordon is one the most original and influential composers of our time. I’ve been following his work for over 20 years and I’ve performed several of his pieces. I was delighted when he agreed to come on board the Sonic Divide project. This short video showcases his wonderful piece and gives some insight into his thoughtful, creative mind.
I’ve been doing some training on the Patriot’s Path, which is close to my home in NJ. This is a route that the rebels used to move through this area when they were fighting the British. Now it is a mix of very rooty, rough single track (full of brambles), smooth dirt double track, and paved suburban neighborhoods.
You can see the Patriot’s Path sign behind me. There is also some very sandy, very Divide-like riding in there. Check out that back tire (it’s under all that sand ha ha!).
After a few hours of all that I was hungry. Here’s a nice 1,000 calorie breakfast:
That’s a large yam shredded and cooked with a little olive oil, three eggs (Cage free of course!), an English muffin, an espresso, and a glass of water. Ahhhh!
We have a logo for Sonic Divide!
Awesome, right? Thanks so much to Billy Martin for his work on this. Billy is contributing a piece to this project, and also came up with the logo. There is so much in there: the wheels, the mountains, the highs and lows, everything. I absolutely love it; it’s amazing.
I need your help naming something, Dear Reader. But first, let me introduce you to that something. Welcome to 21st Century adventure film making. This is the gear I will take with me on the Sonic Divide:
So that’s a GoPro Hero4, a GoPro Session, and a Zoom H1 audio recorder. I made the case myself out of an old Tupperware and some foam that was lying around the house. I will also use my phone to take some pictures and a little video now and then. It comes in under a pound and isn’t too big: (Dollar bill is for size comparison.)
The package needs a name, though. Something zany, something memorable, something that captures the spirit of the Sonic Divide. When I refer to it I don’t want to call it “the camera box” or “that Tupperware with the gear in it.” I think we can collectively come up with something better than that. Any ideas? Send them to me, Dear Reader!