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Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« on: July 03, 2016, 09:31:15 AM »
I know Michael Stearns performed a few years back at Ambicon. But he has since been quite....again. Kit Watkins has been very quite for the last 10+ years. I thought Michael was going to do a gig in Tucson this year but that did not happen.
Does anybody know whats going on with the 2 musicians?

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Re: Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 12:51:37 PM »
I know Michael Stearns performed a few years back at Ambicon. But he has since been quite....again. Kit Watkins has been very quite for the last 10+ years. I thought Michael was going to do a gig in Tucson this year but that did not happen.
Does anybody know whats going on with the 2 musicians?

Stearns for the most part has been really quiet for a long time. The last ambient album he released that wasn't a soundtrack was The Storm in 2001 IIRC. It's a shame because he's one of the all-time greats and I still want to hear another collaboration between him and Steve Roach.
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Re: Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 10:21:07 AM »
From my understanding Michael spends most of his creative time doing sound for amusement parks and the occasional movie. I also heard he was going to perform in Tucson last February, but I don't know what came of that. I think I saw some photos of him on Facebook of late, it looked like he was traveling.
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Re: Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 02:35:24 PM »
Some of Kit Watkins' releases have been appearing in digital form on CD Baby on the last year or so, including two newer releases--an EP called "Land" and a soundscape album called "Mockingbird Mantras":

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kitwatkins11

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kitwatkins12

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Re: Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 03:22:12 AM »
Michael's long-overdue planetarium album "Music for the Dome" is finished & already at TrepStar ready to be uploaded to BandCamp. But, it's holding off on releasing it 'till September when college radio is back 'online' for the fall semester. Everything simply shuts down in the summer.

Most of Michael's time has been spent scoring a feature film for Sony, long project that will take him through next spring for release in 2018.

In addition, he's been working on a new two room studio up in the foothills of Santa Fe. The upstairs studio will be all synths and guitars, downstairs is a large Dolby Atmos mixing stage. Downstairs is finished, he's working now on the upstairs studio and systems integration at the moment.





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Re: Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 09:56:46 AM »
Michael's long-overdue planetarium album "Music for the Dome" is finished & already at TrepStar ready to be uploaded to BandCamp. But, it's holding off on releasing it 'till September when college radio is back 'online' for the fall semester.

Looking forward to it!  It was inspiring to see him perform at Ambicon 2013.

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Re: Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 02:17:00 PM »
From my understanding Michael spends most of his creative time doing sound for amusement parks and the occasional movie. I also heard he was going to perform in Tucson last February, but I don't know what came of that. I think I saw some photos of him on Facebook of late, it looked like he was traveling.

Last I heard he was suppose to perform in tucson. But that never happened. As far as his Facebook. I thought his page was hacked. I saw the travel photos but it did not look like it was his or related.

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Re: Michael Stearns & Kit Watkins....?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 02:19:19 PM »
Michael's long-overdue planetarium album "Music for the Dome" is finished & already at TrepStar ready to be uploaded to BandCamp. But, it's holding off on releasing it 'till September when college radio is back 'online' for the fall semester. Everything simply shuts down in the summer.

Most of Michael's time has been spent scoring a feature film for Sony, long project that will take him through next spring for release in 2018.

In addition, he's been working on a new two room studio up in the foothills of Santa Fe. The upstairs studio will be all synths and guitars, downstairs is a large Dolby Atmos mixing stage. Downstairs is finished, he's working now on the upstairs studio and systems integration at the moment.
Thx for the update. Really missing MS work. Totally awesome music.