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Stephen Caulfield - To the Lighthouse

Stephen Caulfield – To the Lighthouse

 

 

Artist Name:  Stephen Caulfield

 

 

Song Title:  To the Lighthouse

 

 

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Stephen Caulfield brings to light a brand-new video for the piece of music entitled ‘To the Lighthouse.’

 

 

Discuss your music career.

I am a musician and composer that has been making music for a long as I can remember.

 

 

Elaborate on the album.

‘To the Lighthouse’ is a very personal collection of music that was inspired by the stunning Icelandic scenery combined with several emotional narratives and journeys that I wanted to tell through music without using any words or lyrics.

 

 

The music is evocative of places, emotions and moments in time, both fictional and real-life and the album journeys from the darkest part of the night through to daylight, with golden sunlight bursting through the clouds to light and warm the landscape once again.

 

 

The album was written and recorded over a five-year period and is rich with analog synths, strings, piano, brass and field recordings of the Icelandic landscapes.

 

 

 

These sounds are woven together into a cohesive sonic palette used throughout the album, although in reference to the natural environment in Iceland, the intention was often to strip back the instrumentation to reflect the stark natural beauty of the Icelandic landscapes.

 

 

As well as the music on To the Lighthouse, I have made videos for each track on the album using footage I have recorded on my phone over the years during numerous visits to Iceland. The videos reflect the inspiration the landscapes have given me and help to tell and expand on the stories and narratives being expressed by each piece of music.

 

 

More!

Video directed and edited by Stephen Caulfield. All footage filmed on my phone in the beautiful country of Iceland.

 

 

Iceland really does have a lot of lighthouses and I have visited a lot of them.

 

 

My wife has a rather snazzy collection of T-shirts featuring 1st edition book covers.

 

 

As we toured Iceland, I became quite enamoured with her T-shirt of Virginia Woolf’s book, To the Lighthouse. The more I thought about the book, lighthouses and what they symbolize – their purpose, location, history and events they have witnessed – the more the concept for this piece of music and the album came together.

 

 

 

Specific locations featured:

00:00 – Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti), Vik, S Iceland – Dec 2018

 

 

00:29 – Hjalteyri Lighthouse (Hjalteyrarviti), Eyjafjörður, N Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

00:45 – Sauðanes North Lighthouse (Sauðanesviti Nyrðri), Trollaskagi, Siglufjörður, N Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

01:01 – Reykjanes Lighthouse (Reykjanesviti), Reykjanes, SW Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

01:18 – Súgandisey Island Lighthouse, Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsnes, W Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

01:27 – Kálfshamar Lighthouse (Kálfshamarsviti), Skagi Peninsula, N Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

01:46 – Stokksnes Lighthouse (Stokksnesviti), Vestrahorn, Höfn, Hornafjörður, SE Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

02:03 – Svörtuloft Lighthouse (Svörtuloftaviti), Snæfellsnes, W Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

02:14 – Súgandisey Island Lighthouse, Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsnes, W Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

02:29 – Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti), Vik, S Iceland – Nov 2016

 

 

02:45 – Bjargtangar Lighthouse (Bjargtangaviti), Látrabjarg, Westfjords, NW Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

02:54 – Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti), Vik, S Iceland – Nov 2016

 

 

02:58 – Malarrif Lighthouse (Malarrifsviti), Snæfellsnes, W Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

03:07 – Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti), Vik, S Iceland – Dec 2018

 

 

03:12 – Bjargtangar Lighthouse (Bjargtangaviti), Látrabjarg, Westfjords, NW Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

03:20 – Kálfshamar Lighthouse (Kálfshamarsviti), Skagi Peninsula, N Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

03:24 – Stokksnes Lighthouse (Stokksnesviti), Vestrahorn, Höfn, Hornafjörður, SE Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

03:31 – Sauðanes North Lighthouse (Sauðanesviti Nyrðri), Trollaskagi, Siglufjörður, N Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

03:36 – Malarrif Lighthouse (Malarrifsviti), Snæfellsnes, W Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

03:41 – Reykjanes Lighthouse (Reykjanesviti), Reykjanes, SW Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

03:44 – Bjargtangar Lighthouse (Bjargtangaviti), Látrabjarg, Westfjords, NW Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

03:48 – Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti), Vik, S Iceland – Nov 2016

 

 

03:50 – Hjalteyri Lighthouse (Hjalteyrarviti), Eyjafjörður, N Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

03:53 – Sauðanes North Lighthouse (Sauðanesviti Nyrðri), Trollaskagi, Siglufjörður, N Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

03:55 – Svörtuloft Lighthouse (Svörtuloftaviti), Snæfellsnes, W Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

03:57 – Kálfshamar Lighthouse (Kálfshamarsviti), Skagi Peninsula, N Iceland – Sep 2017

 

 

04:02 – Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti), Vik, S Iceland – Dec 2017

 

 

04:30 – Súgandisey Island Lighthouse, Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsnes, W Iceland – Sep 2015

 

 

04:41 – Dyrhólaey Lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti), Vik, S Iceland – Dec 2018

 

 

Primary instrumentation used to create the music:

Behringer Neutron

Soundiron Emotional Piano

Moogerfooger Phaser

Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Field recordings of lighthouses made in Iceland

 

 

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