tiny orchestral  moments
songs, improvised
& improvisations that sound composed

glimpse of an unique new multi-disc release
coming in 2018

Tiny Orchestral Shield

Tiny Orchestral Moments Box Set  
five CDs in an unlikely, unusual box
  2016 Songs 2016 Producers Sessions 2016 Improvisations 2017 v2  
  CD1 CD2 CD3 CD4 CD5  


© 2018 Ballistic Music
CD1: Silence
Tiny Orchestral Box Set
  • 01 Spiritual
  • 02 Blockhead
  • 03 Yankee
  • 04 the Drift
  • 05 Spiral
  • 06 Champs
  • 07 Asturias for Miles
  • 08 Slanted Circles (1/3)
  • 09 Silence
  • BONUS: Mi Yo Mei

All Mixes are final for CD1 Release 1 in January 2018



Core Team

Petra Haden (Los Angeles)

Paul Richards (Los Angeles)

Nora Germain (Los Angeles)

Nigel Gavin (Auckland)

Amy Denio (Seattle)

Patrick Grant (NYC)

Julie Slick (Philadelphia)

Steve Ball (Seattle)

Sonia Wilson (Paris)

Carl Marti Germain (Seattle)

Aileen Elizabeth Bunch (Philadelphia)

Erin Victoria Wigger (Los Angeles)


Seattle Guitar Circle

Jaxie Binder

Curt Golden

 Bob Williams

 Dean Jensen

 Chris Gibson

  Sandra Prow

 Lucius Gregory Meredith

 Jane Mabry-Smith

 Rob Taylor-Manning


Studio Guests

Trey Gunn (Warr guitar / bass / uke)

Igor Abuladze (guitar / bass)

Nathan Grigg (keyboards)

Dan Moore (drums)

Overdubs on "Slanted Circles"

Daniel Reyes-Llinas (guitar)

John Ferrari (guitar)



Steven Perilloux (Los Angeles)

Louise Amandes (Seattle)

Ron Austin (Seattle)



Christian Heilman (Tues / Wed engineer)

Geoff Ott (Thurs / Fri engineer)

Shohei Ogami (Sat engineer)

Jonathan Plum (Studio owner)

All tracks recorded
Wednesday August 31st - Saturday September 2nd, 2016
at the Chapel and/or London Bridget Studio, Seattle WA
Recording Engineers: Christian Heilman (the Chapel)
and Geoff Ott / Shohei Ogami (London Bridge)
Mixed and Produced by: Steve Ball
Tiny Orchestral Moments LIVE
The Chapel, photo: © Peter Dervin 

  • Tiny Orchestral Moments is an international troupe of connected musicians who meet periodically to write, record, perform, and improvise.

    We invite new Music into the world by collaborating across geographies, genres, genders and generations. The ensemble includes a gender-balanced core team of invited musicians who are already established in their work as internationally-recognized performers.

    The core team is energized via contributions from a set of students, apprentices, organizers, instructors and experienced collaborators from in and outside the worldwide Guitar Craft community. The performers work together to prepare and present collaborative repertoire for layered guitars, voices, violins, strings, wind, drums and percussion. The aim: share structured improvisation that sounds composed, and composed collaboration that sounds improvised.

    TOM shows unfold in 360-degrees as musicians move in and around the audience. Physical surround sound is complemented by 3 walls of ambient video, and supported by a mobile orchestra of guitarists from the extended Seattle Guitar Circle.

    In addition to hosting public performances during each project, the full team also spends part of the week working in a world-class studio. All of these recordings came from the TOM v1 project improvisations at London Bridge studio in Seattle.

    Complementing the five CDs that emerged from TOM v1 in 2016, Louise Amandes and Ron Austin are producing a Tiny Orchestral Moments documentary for official release in late 2017.

    And TOM v2 happened August 13-21 2017 in a huge house in Issaquah, WA.

Up Next

1. Staged CD 1-3 Releases in 2018.

2. Patreon campaign to sustain this work into the future.

3. Videos to accompany key tracks.
4. Details about v3 in 2018 Seattle.

5. a Tiny Orchestral Moments documentary, coming summer 2018

Contact info: steveball at steveball dot com

CD 1 Artwork
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CD1 Digipak

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