Rich Bitting


Here's an excerpt from "Some Rain", my newest audio release available August 15. I'll send a free digital album when it becomes available for those who share on Twitter, Facebook etc. Click the share link below and tag me in the post.

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During the early spring of 2016, my wife, Diane and I were spending quiet time at a friend’s cabin retreat near Black Mountain, North Carolina. Being away from the background noise of the city, we settled in to the ambience of the North Carolina mountains and gradually began to notice the subtle keynotes of our new environment. Later that week, as a low pressure weather system approached the area, I set up my audio recorder to capture a field recording of what was to develop into a day and a half of precipitation.

While editing the recordings in my studio, I found myself favoring three specific audio edits which I then used as source audio for this work. The movements are: 1. An Intermittent Crisp Cold Rain - the staccato tattoo of determined precipitation amplified by a downspout; 2. A Murmuring Rain at Night - a dream-addled memory of a quiet night rain; 3. A Sudden Rain from a Cloudless Sky - a tremulous event but refreshing ambiance.

It is best to listen to this audio work mindfully; in a quiet place with low ambient background sound, at a moderate volume, over headphones or through good speakers.

I am grateful to Ballard Borich, a Cincinnati artist and poet, for the use of his title for a multimedia work called “Some Rain.” This title eventually became the generative idea for this audio project.

The full album contains:
1. An Intermittent Crisp Cold Rain - 23:14
2. A Murmuring Rain at Night - 23:28
3. A Sudden Rain from a Cloudless Sky - 23:19

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