An enticing feast for the ears, Laura Sullivan’s new album features a blend of piano with ethereal vocals and other acoustic instruments such as violin, saxophone and percussion. The songs are organized in the album as appetizers, first & second courses and dessert. The music is relaxing and soothing while delving into heartfelt realms inspired by joy and love. The songs consist of Laura Sullivan’s own compositions along with 5 classical arrangements: a medley of Bach called "Bouquet of Bach", "Ala M'Ode to Joy", based on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", "Waltzing with Beethoven" adapted from the Sonata Pathetique, "Albinoni's Secret Smile“, an arrangement of the traditional Albinoni's Adagio with a surprise joyful key change, and a new arrangement of Greensleeves.
Earthsong is devoted to New Age, Acoustic Instrumental, Celtic, Native American and World Music and is a great resource for discovering beautiful music for you to relax with and enjoy.
Visitors to Earthsong Online can listen to and purchase Laura’s new title Feast of Joy & Love as well as Mystical America and Pianoscapes for the Trails of North America.
While you are there you can check out music by some of Laura’s friends and favorite artists including David Lanz, George Winston, Will Ackerman, Jim Brickman, Kitaro and Alex de Grassi.
The video "The Leave" by Christian Hein won SL:MIMA 2006 in the category "Animation". His creation with piano music by Rebecca Kragnes impressed the international jury with its technical but at the same time very poetical aesthetics. Christian was able to interpret the music by using simple but very effective and expressive ways of digital narrative which gave trivial objects a very special meaning.
newagepiano.net is proud to announce to be the winner of the intermedia-globe SILVER Award at this year’s WorldMediaFestival – global competition for modern media 2007.
The WorldMediaFestival is an international competition for audiovisual communications media. Launched 2000 in Hamburg, Germany, WordMediaFestival has become a forum for leading communications professionals from around the world and one of the premier events in the media business worldwide.
The screening of the festival entries, the WorldMediaFestival Gala Award Ceremony and all the subsidiary events will take place on May 8th 2007 in Germany‘s media metropolis Hamburg.
The Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Award is an education oriented award programme set up at the University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida, Germany, created to honour the very best in the new age music video clip creation. The award aims to couple educational multimedia teaching programs with digital art, focusing in discovering and promoting young talents from university environments all over Europe and beyond. The programme is sponsored by Adobe Germany. Please refer to the SL:MIMA site at www.swan-lake-award.org for more information.
The music by Laura Sullivan, Michelle McLaughlin, Jennifer Haines, Jo Blankenburg, Timothy Davey and Kurt Bestor is already available for this year's competition.
A new video "Children of Beslan" has been added to the video section. The ambient music for the video was created by the pianist, composer, producer and recording artist, Steven Cravis of www.stevencravis.com and the video was created by Christian Abicht.
The video was the SL:MIMA winner 2005 in the catagory "Digital Film" as well as the winner of the "Mobile Society Aware Media" award 2005 sponsored by the MOST Foundation.
A new video, "Night Story (Nachtgeschichte)", has been added in the video section. The music for the video was produced by Michael Dulin and the video produced by Christian Abel from www.bewegende-bilder.net, a german online platform promoting young multimedia producers and filmmakers. Bewegende-bilder is a project by Tino Kressner, a young creative running the plattform www.denquer.de. Tino Kressner supported the team of designers at WIERZBICKI.ORG in the production of newagepiano.net.
"Night Story" won the second prize in the category "Digital Film" at the Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Award 2006.