Check out this short documentary about Buffalo-born composer Michael Pisaro and and his 2012 album, Tombstones.
From HEM site:
Watch Michael Pisaro speak in the studio about DJ Screw and the process of composing ‘Tombstones.’
A live in-studio recording of “Fool” (based on a DJ-Screw / UGK track) follows the interview. Julia Holter, Janet Kim and Lisa Tolentino contribute vocals.
‘Tombstones’ was designed and hand-silkscreened by Berlin artist Adam Raymont, each ‘Tombstones’ sleeve is printed in white ink on transparent vellum. The delicate image, a cloud of smoke patterns excited by a sound wave, is printed negative and positive on the front and the back, respectively. When the two sides are aligned around the transparent vinyl, a unique, ghostly effect occurs.
Composed by Michael Pisaro
Produced by Jason Grier & Michael Pisaro
Directed by Heidi Petty
Recording: Jason Kick, @ Studio Paradiso, San Francisco
Mastering: Sounds Awful Good, Los Angeles (http://soundsawfulgood.com)
Cover Design: Adam Raymont
Vocals: Julia Holter, Janet Kim, Lisa Tolentino
Violin: Laena Myers-Ionita
Guitars: Jason Grier
Rob Esler: Percussion
Flute: Kelly Coates
Bass: Laura Steenberge
Viola: Cassia Streb
Piano: Tashi Wada
Harmonium: Julia Holter, Tashi Wada