Author: Gregory Kyryluk
Length: 49 min.
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The CD cover art includes
images of a running fence, a meandering dirt road and a blacktop highway
receding into the distance, all symbolic of the ephemeral memories of place,
time and space that are captured in the music. Track titles also riff on the
“journey” theme and reflect the spirit of specific places and seasons.
Composer and arranger Gregory Kyryluk has been composing music since acquiring
his first professional keyboard, a Moog synthesizer back in the early 1980s.
Primarily a self- taught musician, Gregory released his early music under the
aliases of Alpha Wave Movement, Open Canvas and Thought Guild.
According to Gregory, “Composing and arranging instrumental music opens a
doorway through which I can communicate my art. My creative intent is to compose
music that builds on and interprets my experience of place derived from everyday
life and passing landscapes when I travel. The quality of light at different
times of the day – and my appreciation of the natural world -- helps to feed my
creative muse.” He also notes, “There’s a need for intelligent music or music
that helps the listener recharge and unwind at the same time that is still
substantial enough to stand up on its own as modern music of today.” Gregory
also served as the recording engineer in order to make Ephemeral Highways as
personal a recording as possible.
Gregory’s own journey through the landscape of late 20th century music is also
reflected in Ephemeral Highways. Other artistic influences come from film
composers John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and other musicians including Genesis,
Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Bryan Eno and Steve Roach and various up and
coming 1980s independent labels including early Windham Hill and ECM recordings
of the mid 1970s and early 1980s.
Since 1993, Gregory has released seven solo albums, three collaborative releases
as well as music for various CD compilations. All reflect a musical blend of
introspective ambient music, space music and the rhythmic undulating sounds of
the Middle East and India. Gregory’s compositions as Alpha Wave Movement were
featured in the 1998 computer generated video, Eye Candy and also received
airplay on the nationally syndicated radio show Hearts of Space and various
radio shows throughout Europe.