Albums by Jesse Olsen Bay

Makings (2014) 20 songs based on unpublished writings by my grandmother, acclaimed author/activist Tillie Olsen. An evocative weave of voice, guitar, piano, percussion, toy instruments and found objects brings Tillie's words to life. For more on Makings, click here...

Makings (2014)

20 songs based on unpublished writings by my grandmother, acclaimed author/activist Tillie Olsen. An evocative weave of voice, guitar, piano, percussion, toy instruments and found objects brings Tillie's words to life.

For more on Makings, click here...


3 Aerial Dances EP (2013) 3 songs and ambient interludes written for the Ann Hamilton Tower in Geyserville, CA.

3 Aerial Dances EP (2013)

3 songs and ambient interludes written for the Ann Hamilton Tower in Geyserville, CA.

Ojito (2009) Using folk-influenced songs, minimalist soundscapes, lo-fi experimentation, and field recordings, Ojito is a reflection, investigation, and dialogue with the harsh landscape of New Mexico’s high desert. Much of Ojito consists of recordings made on a hand-held tape recorder, while exploring the expansive desert. These were later digitized, edited, and collaged to form the skeleton of Ojito. The hiss, click, and grainy sound quality of lo-fi technology, juxtaposed with the ambient sounds of the desert, form a strange and beautiful sound-bed for surreal, impressionistic lyrics, accompanied by guitar, piano, banjo, and a collection of toy instruments and found objects. "The thoughtful turns of expression, the playful interaction between words and silence, make for though-provoking and emotional music..." - North Bay Bohemian

Ojito (2009)

Using folk-influenced songs, minimalist soundscapes, lo-fi experimentation, and field recordings, Ojito is a reflection, investigation, and dialogue with the harsh landscape of New Mexico’s high desert. Much of Ojito consists of recordings made on a hand-held tape recorder, while exploring the expansive desert. These were later digitized, edited, and collaged to form the skeleton of Ojito. The hiss, click, and grainy sound quality of lo-fi technology, juxtaposed with the ambient sounds of the desert, form a strange and beautiful sound-bed for surreal, impressionistic lyrics, accompanied by guitar, piano, banjo, and a collection of toy instruments and found objects.

"The thoughtful turns of expression, the playful interaction between words and silence, make for though-provoking and emotional music..." - North Bay Bohemian


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