Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rare Thought Guild 2005 Interview Download

In lieu of the recent passing of Thought Guild musician and friend Christopher Cameron I have discovered an archived interview we did on WWUH University of West Hartford radio back in 2005.

The host and interviewer was Eugene Hazanov formerly of the Stretching the Ear show on West Hartford's WWUH. Thank you Eugene for having us on your show and taking the time to promote the music of Thought Guild! You have been immortalized in mp3!

As a point of reference we where speaking about the creative nature of what became our last release "Continuum". You can hear the positive vibe about the music and all of us had a great time.

I am grateful to have this to share with those of you interested in the music we made.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Christopher Cameron of Thought Guild RIP 1966-2011

Christopher passed away on August 22, 2011

44 years to early (1966-2011 RIP)

It is with great sadness that today I have discovered the news of the passing of musician/synthesist Christopher Cameron.

He was 50% of the Thought Guild an improvised musical collaboration with the focus on vintage synthesizers.

Although we had not kept in touch for many years I met Christopher back in 1999 when I moved to Connecticut. I was introduced to him thru Jim Cole and we began a mutual friendship based on our interest and passion for electronic music. He was one of the few people I knew heavily into Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro and a plethora of odd new age music I was not aware of. He was a very cultured human being and was partially to blame for me finally appreciating Thai food and dark beer! 
We were rather close friends for about 6 years when I lived and visted New England and my reflections of our friendship was a creative and positive one.

Christopher was a huge enthusiast of vintage synthesizer’s and had amassed quite a collection in his studio over the years(enough to make most analog synthesizer enthusiast drool). I was always perplexed that his generous love for the new age and electronic styles of music never drew him to release some personal music. After some coaxing we began to make little arrangements and jam at our studio’s while we kept the DAT recorder running. The live spontaneity eventually led to the genesis of the first Thought Guild release “Context” and then many years later the final release “Continuum”.

Not only was Christopher a music enthusiast but he had a great eye for photography(the cover for Context f/b where all his photos). I remember him as peaceful good hearted individual with a quirky laid back personality and a penchant for the philosophy found in Buddhism.

I have some unreleased music from our days recording as Thought Guild as well as some solo material he had always wanted released but never had time to. I hope to release the music in the near future with 100% proceeds going to the monastery he had decided to join.

I also just recently unearthed a radio interview we made(one of the few) which delves into the creative improvisational approach we took in recording the music of the Thought Guild. I plan on releasing this shortly.

Thank you Christopher for touching all of us with your spirited personality during your short time  here on Gaia.

Harmonic Resonance Recordings
Alpha Wave Movement / Thought Guild / Open Canvas