Summer 2012: Yosemite National Park.
I came home and made this in a few days to tell the story of the formation of the landscape over time. Recorded using an MPC500, iPad, some knackered old guitar pedals and onto a 4 track cassette.
I took the photo for the cover from inside Yosemite National Park.
Part I - Mesozoic Period: The formation of the plutonic granitic rock which eventually makes up Yosemite National Park.
Part II - The Miocene: Once the granite rock has formed under the surface, the rock is lifted up to form the mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
Part III - Pliocene Epoch: The plutonic granite is now exposed to the elements and weathering starts to alter the landscape. Streams and rivers cut through the landscape creating gorges and canyons.
Part IV - The Quaternary Period: The ice age brings glaciers which smooth and polish the landscape. As the glaciers recede, lakes and meadows are left in its place. The native american tribe, The Ahwahneechee, inhabit the area and live peacefully and respectfully in their surroundings... until the year 1833... where this story ends.