It’s official! The release of my solo debut album with PARMA Recordings — SOUL OF THE MACHINE – is slated for August 12, 2014!
Included on the album will be the professional recordings of the following works (in no particular order):
Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine
The promotional description sample I’ve seen is absolutely beautiful! This truly is an album of “mechanical structures, organic beauty, and identity.” I’ll let you read it for yourself when it comes out this August!
I definitely picture this track being the “final” track on the album… I have one more mini-track I aim to finish up though… something to just “tie up” the whole album at the very end… a little treat, if you will… and the composition portion is officially complete!! Hooray!!!
For those who are following my progress for THE BOOK OF I project, I’ve finally cleaned up the score for The Elusive Everyman and Her Majesty and I’ve got a lot of progress going forward writing the next and final large track, titled, I Am Water – for string orchestra, synthesizer, tubular bells, and suspended cymbal!
Want to study composition with me in a casual environment, pick up some pointers and have your work premiered live as well as take home a demo recording of your work played by live instrumentalists?? DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!
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Submit your application by April 15 for Summer Chamber Music Institute!!! It’s not too late!! I look forward to making beautiful music with you! ^___^
Completed in 2013, this work is “A Romantic Expression Based on King Solomon’s Song of Songs.” Flirting with musical and dramatic elements from Medieval Europe to the ancient Middle East and Ancient Greek Theatre, “Of Roses and Lilies” features the solo soprano in the role of The Woman; she expresses her love, devotion, and delight toward her Lover while the Daughters of Jerusalem — as with that of the collective commentary of a Greek chorus — listen and engage with The Woman in her tales touting the glories of her Beloved.
The work is in three major sections after the expressive and fluid introduction: the first in A Minor, introducing the characters and their vivd emotions; the second in A Major, during which The Woman shares a tale of her Lover calling her to escape with him into the night… “For the winter is past and the rain gone…” —when for a moment she hesitates, she wonders if she is too late, only to find that he is still there waiting for her, encouraging her with the sweet words of his continued adoration toward her; the third section returns to the original themes in A Minor, yet gains an expression of great power and fervency as The Woman’s love for her Beloved utterly transforms her.