Misty Bywater’s debut album, “Lullaby Waterfall”, was released on CD in June, 2018, on Michael Tellbach’s Opus Abscondi record label. The CD comes with an original picture, hand-drawn by Misty, in addition to a leaflet containing lyrics.
All compositions, arrangements and lyrics by Misty Bywater. Vocals, pianos, toy keyboard, tenor recorder and ‘C’ tin whistle by Misty Bywater.
For the time being, at least, the “Lullaby Waterfall” album is not being streamed online; it is only available on CD, though a handful of its songs may be heard via Misty’s Soundcloud and Youtube pages. For example:
Meanwhile, several songs for Misty’s second album are arriving through the aether. Here are the rough working drafts of two of them, namely, “Whistled From Sleep” and “England”:
Very occasionally, an improvisation falls out of her. Here is such a piece, recorded one evening in February, 2018:
This is a short piece Misty originally composed for descant recorder and guitar many years ago. She recently revisited it and, this time, arranged it as a 2-part harmony for tenor and alto recorders. “By The Waters Of The Trent” is dedicated to Beryl:
A collaboration with Misty’s friend Art Abscon bore this fruit:
This is the Steinway grand piano Misty played at the Arp Museum, Rolandseck, Germany on 21st December, 2015. She thought it to be wonderful to have the opportunity to play that beautiful piano, whilst gazing at the river Rhine and the mountains beyond.
The Debussy pieces she played – along with a wild improvisation – were recorded, then incorporated into two separate sound collages by the sound engineer, Max Walter. These collages formed complementary audio soundtracks to the “Genese Dada” art exhibition which ran from February to July 2016: