Cliff Caruthers



3:25, (2003)

Natoma takes its name from Quiet American's Field Effects series at 964 Natoma, where it premiered in October of 2003. Sources of the full length composition include the text from a lullaby by Woody Guthrie read by Stacy Parker, Jonathan Benham's rebar bell instrument, field recordings from California, Colorado, Missouri, and New York, and a conversation that never took place in Ontario, Canada. Natoma contains many threads—adventure and exploration, spiritual loss and change, the power of dreams, and the spacious beauty of nature.