July 1994 was the first of two occasions that ‘Reconciliation’ was invited to attend the Sound Symposium, New Foundland. The two week event had been founded and was run by Don and Kathy Wherry. It promoted wilder more edgy visual and audio performance. On one occasion microphones were placed strategically down along a cliff face. An upright piano was then pushed over the edge and the sounds it made as it smashed its way down were recorded. ‘Reconciliation’ however, was considered wild enough just as they were. The band was scheduled to play in the main venue of the Symposium, a three thousand seat hall late in the Festival programme. Having seen and heard many fascinating acts the opening track for the concert was composed specifically for the event.
Phil Conyngham – didgeridoo, clap sticks
Maria Cullen O’Dwyer – bodhrán, tubby drum
Simon O’Dwyer – dord íseal, dord ard, crotal, prayer bells, stones
Simon O’Dwyer – recording
Volker Staudt – post mastering