Flute Mystery is the name of a composition and an album of music that has inspired me and I highly recommend it to you!
I recently blogged about a new program of music I am composing, Butterfly Zone, which I plan to perform in the fall or winter of 2016. The music is “chamber jazz,” a fusion of orchestral sounds with the excitement of jazz improvisation.
As a aid to composing, I have been listening to much more classical music and watching classical performances on video. I stumbled across a video, “Exhaling Music,” a new award-winning documentary featuring composer Flint Juventino Beppe, Sir James Galway, Emily Beynon, Catherine Beynon, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Philharmonia Orchestra which includes footage from the recording sessions of the Grammy-nominated album Flute Mystery. See Spotify playlist below:
The video provided wonderful insights into the life and process of a gifted composer to whom I felt very connected. The music is beautiful , powerful and inspiring. Listening has already helped me to clarify my music and write more effectively and to tap into my experience to better express the music within me.
If you are a flutist or classical music lover you will rush to explore this music for yourself.
For me – I am writing even more passionately and I can’t wait to share the results with you in Butterfly Zone.
Dialogue by Joseph Liberti and Norah Joy Clydesdale, an album of flute and cello music for dinnertime and relaxation, now streamed on Apple Music and Spotify
I’m happy to announce that if you are a subscriber of Apple Music or Spotify, you can now stream our Dialogue album. Folks tell me it is relaxing and great dinnertime music. Here’s a link for Apple and a Spotify playlist:
My Dialogue album was a dinner party surprise…for me!
Sunday in the early evening my wife Carol and I were guests at a Garden/Dinner party with friends. The party started outdoors for relaxing with drinks in a beautiful garden. Then we were called indoors for dinner.
As I walked through the door I heard some lovely music playing softly in the background. It was my music! My first, and recently released album Dialogue for flute and cello. I was thrilled! OK, I know you old pros at composing and recording would just take this in stride, but for a newbie like me it was a kick. In my descriptions of the album I had described it as good dinner music and these folks took me at my word. The album continued to play throughout dinner and the last song played just as desert was served.
That little look into how people might enjoy my music was very empowering, made it real for me and inspired me to plunge into my new project with fresh spirit and purpose.
What a concept! Serving through my music. Somewhere in the world right now, someone may be enjoying a great dinner experience in an ambiance I helped to create.
Here’s a free track from the album.
Here’s where to sample the 16 other tunes in Dialogue.
Be well and happy!