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Contact email: t_a_zook@hotmail.com

In the drifting, wordless space between wakefulness and sleep: music of lost civilizations.

Echoes lingering long past their creation;

reverberations seemingly without end.

Unusual polyrhythms juxtaposed with polyphonies neither western nor eastern;

music of civilizations long lost and forgotten

-- and until now unheard.

Propitiations to an ancient muse?

Celebrations of forgotten feasts?

No one knows: no physical traces remain; the only surviving legacy is sound -- and the imagery it inspires.

As first described by Sir Francis Bacon in 1624: "We have also sound-houses, where we practise and demonstrate all sounds, and their generation. We have harmonies which you have not, of quarter-sounds, and lesser slides of sounds. Divers instruments of music likewise to you unknown, some sweeter than any you have, together with bells and rings that are dainty and sweet. We represent small sounds as great and deep; likewise great sounds extenuate and sharp; we make divers tremblings and warblings of sounds, which in their original are entire. We represent and imitate all articulate sounds and letters, and the voices and notes of beasts and birds. We have certain helps which set to the ear do further the hearing greatly. We have also divers strange and artificial echoes, reflecting the voice many times, and as it were tossing it: and some that give back the voice louder than it came, some shriller, and some deeper; yea, some rendering the voice differing in the letters or articulate sound from that they receive. We have also means to convey sounds in trunks and pipes, in strange lines and distances." .. (Source: Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis, by Francis Bacon; http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1627bacon-atlantis.html ).

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (Tenor Sax, Saxello and Bass Clarinet) and T. A. Zook (BassCello and Misc. Instruments).
Why this name?
Mike Sebastian named the project to evoke the nature of the music that the project performs.
Do you play live?
We play live at venues throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area and Baltimore.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The Internet has greatly facilitated the forming of musical communities; although it can be said that mp3 ultimately degrades the recorded product, it facilitates musicians reaching a world-wide audience.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
It really depends........ we currently have a release (full-length, free download) on the Ozky e-sound label posted @ http://www.archive.org/details/oz033.
Band History:
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project began performing in Baltimore in 2008.
Anything else...?
Additional music by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project is posted at:

http://archive.org/details/oz047 (a live performance, with Angela Morrish (Phonic Riot; Washerwoman) on vocals)

http://bit.ly/sCS93C (a live performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project with Jerry Busher (Fugazi) on percussion)

http://bit.ly/uITI6n (with Angela Morrish on vocals and Doug Kallmeyer on electronics)

http://bit.ly/sH47iX (a live performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project with pedal steel icon Susan Alcorn)

http://bit.ly/Aj3kVY (a live performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project with Sam Lohman (Akris; Trio OOO) on percussion)

http://bit.ly/Aq45TN (a live performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project)

http://bit.ly/sLb7dw (a live performance by the Lost Civilizations experimental music project with Ben Azzara (DC Improvisers Collective) on percussion)

http://archive.org/details/oz033 ("Lost Civilizations VII", with Larry Gomez on percussion)

http://bit.ly/Kh1wST (May 15, 2012 live performance at Dynasty Ethiopian Restaurant)

http://bit.ly/KOJcCC (May 19, 2012 live performances at Artomatic 2012 with Doug Kallmeyer and Jerry Busher)

http://bit.ly/KlIzCu (May 20, 2012 live performance at Arlington's
Galaxy Hut with Doug Kallmeyer)

http://bit.ly/K8IJu6 (June 14 live performance at Baltimore's An die Musik with Doug Kallmeyer and Jerry Busher)

http://bit.ly/LGcOUs (June 21 live performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring)

http://bit.ly/M3xDbZ (July 15 performance at Capital Audiofest 2012)

Additional postings: http://modisti.com/12/members/zook/profile/;
http://www.soundclick.com/tazook

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsmusic

http://www.myspace.com/morelostcivilizations

http://www.myspace.com/merellasebastianzook

http://www.myspace.com/sebastianandzook1

http://www.myspace.com/sebastianandzook2

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsatorpheus

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsvi

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsvii (free, full-length release @ http://www.archive.org/details/oz033 )

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsviii

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsix

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsx

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsxi

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsxii

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsxiii

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsxiv

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsxv

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsxvi

http://www.myspace.com/lostcivilizationsxvii

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