Haunting New York City

by Tristan Welch

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is a memorial project by Tristan Welch to honor his late grandmother Juanita Crabbe who was a talented artist and spirit. After she had raised her daughter(s) and saw her grand daughter through her early life - Juanita decided she was going to leave D.C. and pursue her passion in the arts in New York City. Through her life there had been some witness of her creations but it wasn't til her death that anyone could dig through her collection of many photographs. Tristan found many pictures of New York City from what appears to be the 1980's and early 1990's. The photo's exposed many lost days and unknown travels with a cheap disposable camera. Welch took some of his favorite pictures and edited them to how he saw fit - knowing she would appreciate the artistic care being shown to her pictures with a goal to curate her work.

    When Tristan and his sister were trying to figure out where to place her after the cremation - his sister said that grandma wanted "to be spread in New York City but not just on some street corner". They picked a legendary park in Greenwich Village just down the street from where she had lived and as Tristan was spreading some of her ashes in this lively park the jazz musicians started playing - which fit her so very well. After this experience Tristan just kept thinking about how the sound was traveling with her and in a way... "haunting New York City". The music he has recorded contains 6 untitled pieces to reflect her spirit wondering the city... continuing to experience N.Y.C. the only way she can. The pieces are not meant to sound sad but maybe somewhat familiar. Comforting yet somber. Nonetheless, they are Tristan's trademarked minimalist approach to creating soundscapes via his electric guitar.

    Included in this photo book set is a hand numbered, high quality flush mount photo book that includes 10 pictures of New York City from the early 1980's - 1990's that have been edited by Tristan Welch. Along with book comes a postcard print of would have been Juanita's trademark painting which Tristan calls the "smoking liberty" with a picture of the artist herself on the back. Tristan thinks of this piece as a sort of "prayer card" which is popular among Catholic's during funeral services. The CD comes in a simple mini-jacket which also includes one more of her N.Y.C pictures as well as the face of the CD itself.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Haunting New York City via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The CD comes in a simple mini-jacket which also includes one more of her N.Y.C pictures as well as the face of the CD itself. Includes a postcard print of would have been Juanita's trademark painting which Tristan calls the "smoking liberty" with a picture of the artist herself on the back. Tristan thinks of this piece as a sort of "prayer card" which is popular among Catholic's during funeral services.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Haunting New York City via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

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released May 3, 2017

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Tristan Welch Washington, D.C.

Tristan Welch is an experimental musician / artist from northern Virginia that creates sonic soundscapes with his guitar which incorporates loops that are drenched in reverb, delay, and distortion. He likes to call his compositions; heavy ambient movements.

In late 2016 Tristan Welch & Ron Oshima started a collaboration which combines ambient guitar with free jazz influenced saxophone playing.
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