Generous Night, Redeem
Generous Night, Redeem has been named
2019 Album of the Year from Whisperings Solo Piano Radio!
In the two years since releasing Reflecting Forward, I have shared that music on many stages and in several homes. As I found the courage to reveal myself and be vulnerable, it always proved to be cathartic. I realized that through sharing my stories with so many that the album would do exactly what I needed it to do – break my heart wide open. Connecting with people and hearing their own stories in return has been extraordinarily enriching.
Here’s the next chapter. In Generous Night, Redeem I continue my journey of self-discovery and all that comes with it. I continually remind myself to see and feel everything as I go. It is my belief that we must practice empathy and seek understanding without judgment. Indeed, life is short. The music here reflects memory, truth, love, loss, transformation and letting go. It’s about walking through – not around.
This album is a result of a partnership of two artists. I asked my mother, a published poet, to help create an album that had original music corresponding to an original poem. I gleaned this idea from chef Dominique Crenn, who presents her patrons with a poem instead of a menu at her restaurant, Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco. (see more below)
It was a true collaboration: she wrote words to my music and I wrote new music to her fresh prose. The music and poem (full poem appears below) each stand on their own, and together form a new piece of art entirely. Working creatively with my mom on a unique project such as this has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
We invite you, dear listener, on this adventure of memory, time, and deep personal discovery. May your journey be enlightened – always walking the path to better visions.