"First Encounter" by Longshore is a combined effort of several composers and associates. It's the brainchild of Art Johnson and Mike Dion. A type of experiment using midi and real instruments throughout a network of musicians across several areas. The ideas are many and are intertwined with influences of jazz, classical, new age and rock. As a combined group not one composer is greater than another, hence this was a group collaboration and credited as such. Produced by Mike Dion.