Sunday, September 18, 2011

VARIOUS FILM COMPOSERS - A Symphony Of Hope: The Haiti Project (2011, cd)

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Track Listings
1. Wongolo (Movement I)
2. Devastation (Movement II)
3. The Aftermath (Movement III)
4. Rebuilding (Movement IV)
5. Hope (Movement V)
6. ?Reflections?
7. ?Yo-Yo? (Haitian Folk Song)
8. ?Yellow Bird? (Haitian Folk Song)
Editorial Reviews

"Symphony of Hope" is a musical fundraising project which was originally designed to help the people of Haiti in their desperate time of need. A year after the terrible earthquake which has destroyed the lives of thousands of Haitians, the need for assistance is even greater than ever.

"Symphony of Hope" is a collaboration by 25 of today's leading Oscar(r), Tony(r), Grammy(r) and Emmy(r) winning composers to benefit Haiti Earthquake Relief. The "Symphony of Hope" begins with an original Haitian melody, then each composer contributes an additional 8-32 bars of music to the piece and then passes it along to the next composer. This is symbolic in the way that one lending hand passes on to another lending hand and so on and eventually a beautiful outcome is achieved.

The orchestral piece was recorded this spring on the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers Pictures, with everyone donating their time - the composers, orchestrators, copyists, musicians, scoring stage technicians, etc. Recording of additional pieces happened in Los Angeles following these sessions to provide additional music inspired by the people of Haiti.

The entire process was filmed in high definition by award winning filmmaker Brian Weidling and plans for a film documenting the making of the piece as well as a live benefit concert for the world premiere are also underway. All proceeds from the sale of the album and any related material
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