Windham Hill Artists: The Shape of the Land
1986, Windham Hill WD-1055
Music from a film biography of Japanese explorer/adventurer Naomi Uemura, whose achievements included solo ascents of the highest, most difficult peaks on each continent, a solo trek to the North Pole, and a solo raft trip the full length of the Amazon, and ended with his 1984 disappearance during a stormy solo descent from Mt. McKinley. The soundtrack includes music by Philip Aaberg, Will Ackerman, and Michael Hedges. Michaels contributions include the two solo harp-guitar pieces Because Its There and Nevermore as well as a short reprise of the former as part of Requiem for a Mountain Climber.
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