Somewhere in the Silence
About the Music on 'Somewhere in the Silence' How it was created: What you are hearing in one uninterrupted, live studio piano performance. This one-of-a-kind recording was done as a single, inspired piece of original music, played spontaneously from start to finish, direct to stereo master mix. There were no overdubs or changes and there was no pre-planned music. I simply 'showed up' and allowed the music to flow and do not remember playing (or even what I played)--only that something was asking to be expressed. That afternoon... I sat down at a nine-foot concert grand piano in the shadowed stillness of the studio with only silence, two candles glowing in the half light, and something much, much greater than I. For nearly seventy minutes I played, surrendering to the music that came through me, from me, at that single moment of creation. In the absolute quietness, I remembered what it was like- To ask, to listen, and to hear the whisper-somewhere in the silence. How it can be used: There are no "real" titles here, for actually there are no individual tunes---this is one singular piece of music that can never be recreated again. These selections are musical, but they are not 'melodic'--that is, there is no actual melody to 'distract' the listener from hearing one's own inner voice. For this reason, this continually flowing music is ideal for meditation, massage and the healing arts as well as for reflection, renewal and creativity. ID points are given should you wish to reference particular segments of this performance. Because I chose not to offer 'real' titles, you are free to create your own personal interpretation. ABOUT DONNA and HER MUSIC MUSIC FOR MEDITATION, RELAXATION and RENEWAL Donna Michael is a composer and singer/songwriter whose critically acclaimed acoustic piano contemporary instrumental and vocal recordings have been described as 'a heavenly escape,' 'food for the soul,' and 'wondrously healing.' Her original piano compositions immerse the listener in a world of peace, grace, elegance and quiet passion, and her vocal style is gentle, delicately honest and deeply inspiring. Donna's music is perfect for healing, hope, inspiration, creativity, wellness, meditation, massage, relaxation, renewal, yoga and much more. Technically superb yet deeply touching, her music whispers encouragement and love. OTHER INSTRUMENTAL ALBUMS In addition to 'Somewhere in the Silence,' Donna has another 'stream of consciousness' album entitled 'When Silence Whispers.' This recording contains ten individual one-of-a-kind musical meditations, also created and played spontaneously with no pre-planned music. Both of these gentle, flowing albums explore the depths of 'silence' as the listener experiences deep release and rejuvenation. Deeply soothing, peaceful and introspective, they are much like 'exhaling from the soul and breathing in a new sense of life.' MUSIC FOR CREATIVITY, CONTEMPLATION, and CELEBRATION Donna also has music for creativity, contemplation and celebration. 'This Feels Like Heaven' is a collection of fourteen original piano compositions that immerse you in a world of peace, grace, elegance and quiet passion. She collaborated with hammered dulcimer artist Lee Spears to produce 'The Brighter Side of Night,' a recording that 'traces the symbolic coming of night--with it's mystery, magic, enchantment, solitude and serenity--to the first light of dawn's new awakening of hope for a brighter tomorrow.' The two artists also produced a collection of unique 'instrumental impressions for Christmas and the winter season' ('Winterfall'). Capturing both the celebration yet quiet beauty of this time of year, "Winterfall" is deeply inspiring, reflective, and comforting, SONG CHANTS, SONGBOOKS and INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC Donna has composed and created 'life-affirming' collections of inspiring song chants and instrumental accompaniment tracks that are ideal for individual and group singing to celebrate oneness and love ('Into the Light' and 'One Mind One Heart'). Her long-awaited 2-disc CD entitled 'Out of the Darkness' is a deeply healing musical journey 'out of the darkness, into the light.' "I Feel Joy" is a collection of song chants, instrumental tracks and even 2 rhythm tracks to create your own chants or move to the rhythm of Spirit! Songbooks and sheet music are also available for selected recordings. (Visit www.DonnaMichael.com to learn more.) RADICAL FORGIVENESS COACHING: Finding Freedom in Forgiveness Private Forgiveness Coaching and Spiritual Counseling Wellness Workshops, Forgiveness Ceremonies and Spiritual Retreats Donna is a certified RADICAL Forgiveness Coach and conducts seminars and retreats and works with individual clients using this incredibly empowering and life-changing method of forgiveness (visit www.DonnaMichael.com 'Calendar' page for more information or email info@DonnaMichael.com). She is also an ordained minister, prayer practitioner, spiritual retreat facilitator and speaker, and she is available for private spiritual coaching and counseling. Her music is widely used for wellness and healing, for meditation, massage and yoga and for creativity and contemplation. To learn more, contact Quarterlight Productions or visit her website: www.DonnaMichael.com.