Now on CD Baby, iTunes, and very soon at other online retailers, you can purchase your own copy of my OST for Jorge Armenteros’ novel, The Book of I!
…the soundtrack composed by Sarah Wallin Huff stands out as both a powerful album, taking its listener on an emotional journey of beauty, despair, and hope, as well as a fascinating study of the composer’s visceral and intellectual connection to the source material…the album is a stunning collection of gorgeous, orchestral selections comprised mostly of string instruments that are, at times, vividly haunting but always entirely engrossing. (Barbra Dillon)
Out today is Jorge Armenteros‘ striking novel, “The Book of I,” as well as artwork by Liselott Johnsson. Unfortunately, there was a slight delay in the release of my accompanying OST, but the album will be available shortly, I promise – within the coming week. So keep your eyes and ears out for it!
…the soundtrack composed by Sarah Wallin Huff stands out as both a powerful album, taking its listener on an emotional journey of beauty, despair, and hope, as well as a fascinating study of the composer’s visceral and intellectual connection to the source material. Featuring the stellar work of musicians Darrell Peries, Caleb Barnes, Cathy Alonzo, Jenna Ford, Lainey Elizabeth White, Brett Bird, Jonatas Mostacato, Ayla Draper, and [Wallin] Huff herself, the album is a stunning collection of gorgeous, orchestral selections comprised mostly of string instruments that are, at times, vividly haunting but always entirely engrossing. [Wallin] Huff, who previously released her own album, Soul of the Machine, earlier this year, clearly has a passion and a gift for sharing every ounce of her mind, body, and soul with the listener, as if providing a warm invitation for the listener to share the same in response.
Sometimes the idea behind the music is just as interesting as the music itself. According to the press release that accompanied this disc, the music on this album “…explores the relationships between mechanical structures, organic beauty, and identity.” Now that might sound a bit complex and heady, but after hearing the music on Soul of the Machine…you’ll get it. Sarah Wallin Huff presents three unusual compositions that tackle some intriguing ideas and topics. [Wallin] Huff is a violinist and Professor of Composition (and conductor of the Chamber Ensemble) at the Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California. Her music is quite complex and unusual and yet…very easy to absorb and appreciate. There’s a lot to take in here. These three compositions clock in at over sixty-two minutes and incorporate a wide variety of sounds and ideas. Our favorite is the wonderfully moody and subtle “Gypsy Wanderer” which is divided into four sections (“Irreverently,” “Grave,” Con Brio,” and “Rapide”). This piece features Maria Wozniakiewicz on violin and Karolina Rojahn on piano and is nothing short of breathtaking. Another exceptionally slick release from the fine folks at Navona.
It’s really, really nice to hear when my music has reached somebody in such powerful ways. I enjoy it (duh!), but it’s so gratifying to hear when others are touched positively by it, too. 🙂
Coming up on Saturday October 11th, at 1:30pm, my work “Adoré” for string orchestra will be performed by the Biola University Symphony Orchestra as a featured work (representing myself as a featured guest composer) for the annual CFMAC National Conference at Biola University! Visit the link for more information.
Barbra Dillon of Fanboy Comics has been SO gracious toward me! She just finished an interview with yours truly about everything I’ve had going on up ’til now. Enjoy reading that interview (including what my Geek Loves are) here!
Check out this beautiful preview video for my new album – to be released August 12 – “Soul of the Machine,” shared by Parma Recordings! Featuring clips from Courage Triptych’s Image 1: A Garden Prayer, Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine, and Adoré.
Check out this gorgeous new poster for the Machine Music concert (featuring a performance of my string quartet Anima Mechanicae: Soul of the Machine, and other fab pieces), gorgeous artwork by the talented Richard Jones!