With guest oboist - Sandra Moore
ELEMENTAL DREAMS was conceived
as a musical journey through distant time, foreign place, and sacred space. The CD features the piano and symphonic arrangements
of Daniel Gautier. The music encompasses a range of styles and sound textures, from the lyrical to percussive, from the soft
and intimate to the macrocosmically grand.
ELEMENTAL DREAMS serves as a testament to those limitless, fundamental forces
found in nature, and in our own innermost natures.
Among the selections on the CD are:
Fire in the Night -
an invocation of the powers of heavenly night and first creation, through the symphonic sounds of bells, voices, piano and
Sun Heart - reflections on the romantic yearning for union and completion.
River Temple - a rhythmic,
percussive journey through the unearthly scales of the East.
Butterfly - an Impressionistic flight of fancy for piano
The Fire of Ecstasy - extended variations on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme, from his Ninth
THE SUN'S CALENDAR
This new CD of solo piano music provides a interpretation
of the illustrated book of poetry, The Sun's Calendar, by Daniel Gautier, which describes Man and Nature's
procession through the cycle of the months and seasons. For each section of the twelve month cycle, there is an accompanying
piano composition, with thirty three pieces in all.
book and music use the Sun's annual journey as a means to express the odyssey of the human soul through its cycles of
birth, joy, sorrow, love, death and rebirth.
(Time: 79 min.)
Mailing Address: Phoenixwing Productions
PMB 252, 4546 B-10
El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022