Beethoven had used the words, ‘I am of electric nature’, to describe his energy and how he felt as a creator living in the real world. When I need to create something new, something amazing that has never been heard before in some way, it is first nurtured by my subconscious spirit, and secondly seems to require a monumental amount of emotionally charged energy that just overwhelms and must be released into a new form. The music itself becomes imbued with the emotion in which it was conceived and brought into this world. It is much easier to feel electric all the time…feel like an energy body, like a sound wave, so that it is easy to pick up the vibrations of everything that is around. In some beautiful way, I understand a small part of what Beethoven may have been eluding to as he created music that has electrified the world since he brought it into being. How remarkable to feel this understanding!
‘Music is the electric soil, in which the spirit lives, thinks, creates.’ – Beethoven
Link to the letters written by Bettina von Arnim to Goethe about her conversation with Beethoven
Three new cinematic pieces that were created in three days! All pre-written for films in the making! Enjoying the intensity, textures and pure creative craziness that this style brings out of me!! Enjoy and hold onto your seats!
Danny’s Ghost is an incredible new track that opens into a world of mystery, fright and suspense!! Written for a film that is currently being edited! Very excited to see how the music will sync up with picture!
Valentine needed a bit over a minute of chaos, anger, angst and pain! I think this track fits the bill.
Produced in the wee hours for Alex’s film trailer, it’s a horror film that I will be scoring this summer! It is all about psychological build up and getting under the skin of the viewer. So excited to create a score that will meld classic and modern horror, mostly with the sounds and textures of my cello!
Today I share a part of me with the world and with all those who are in my life, making it an incredible journey! Please share it, enjoy it, and be inspired by it. This process of creating music is still a big mystery to me, but it is my life and it keeps propelling me forward with passion and intensity!
My thank you’s are equally passionate and big, for everyone who has given of themselves to get me here, I am eternally grateful: Mom and Dad, Zofia and Max, Helen and Allen, Little Daniel, Mehdi Shabnam, Adrian Carr, and the incredible support of the Suzuki Music and OrKidstra communities!
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Enchantress, my 6th album that will be released tomorrow (December 10, 2014), has been an incredible project to put together. It is a culmination of a full year’s work and represents so many facets of my life and my personality. Everything around me finds its way into the music. My love of 20’th Century Russian music and my current challenges of composing for films and production music libraries, has me constantly on my toes and in a state of heightened creativity and connectivity to everything around me and within me. I just can’t be detached from my music, it is not something I just do; it is everything that I am. It is equally scary, but fantastic to be able to share this with my fans and all the great people who support me in my musical journey!
The music on Enchantress goes from super energetic, frenetic, fantastical explosions of energy, to some flashy Vivaldi-esque pieces that are all fiery bow work and pure joy to create and produce, to some gorgeous sweeping cello lines that are pure heavenly cinematic colours. From some dark film score inspired tracks, to crazy insomniac moments, to the edge of infernal pain, and then a bit more kick ass cello! I can only describe it as an intense emotional listening experience that sizzles, is brilliant, emotive, dark and sparkly! The music says it all-you just need to take a listen!