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Spark Of Being: Burst

by Dave Douglas & Keystone

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD digipak of part 3 in the Spark Of Being trilogy

    Includes unlimited streaming of Spark Of Being: Burst via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Vitalism 07:21
Travelogue 07:25


On April 24th, 2010, Dave Douglas and experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison unveiled their multimedia collaboration, Spark Of Being, at Stanford University. On film, it stands as a reinterpretation of that Frankenstein myth using new, archival, and distressed footage. The themes, penned by Douglas for his Grammy-nominated band Keystone, integrate electronics seamlessly into the improvised music, piecing sounds and movement together to make three strikingly different Creatures.

SOUNDTRACK is literally the soundtrack to the film by Bill Morrison.
EXPAND contains the ‘straight’ performances of themes written for the film.
BURST includes themes recorded at the session that did not appear in the film.


released September 20, 2010

Dave Douglas, trumpet, laptop
Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone
Adam Benjamin, Fender Rhodes
Brad Jones, Ampeg baby bass
Gene Lake, drums
DJ Olive, turntables, laptop

Production credits:
Recorded January 2010 at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University
Recorded by Geoff Countryman
Edited, mixed, and mastered by Geoff Countryman, Tyler McDairmid, and Dave Douglas
Produced by Dave Douglas
Cover image from engraving by J. Robert Et Potier, 1749
Back cover image from a photo by Hurley Dairy, 1862
Inside images from sketches by Ernst Haeckel, 1862
Design: Dave Douglas and Jim Tuerk
Production oversight: Jim Tuerk

All compositions by Dave Douglas (Dave Douglas Music / BMI)


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Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City.


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