Memory of Time
About 'Memory of Time' Nominated for the 2009 Native American Music Awards, Native Spirit Category! Nominated for the 2009 Indian Summer Music Awards, Native Heart Category! 'A master work of healing/spiritual/indigenous music.' ~Midwest Record Recap Ranked #19 by New Age Reporter, April 2008! 'If you like flute music, buy this CD you will be thrilled....Light a fire in the fireplace, grab a good book and put this CD on for a relaxing and peaceful retreat right in your own home.' ~Facing North This landmark recording is the first Anasazi flute release by a female artist! Complementary and unifying, the voices of Native American flutes, bone and clay whistles are accompanied by conga and Haitian Marimbula; a primal yet eloquent mixture of percussion and woodwinds. All sounds on Memory Of Time were created by handcrafted instruments, including one made personally by Jan, and her Anasazi flute; a replica of a 1200 year old archeological relic. Janâ€™s pure tones and flawless technique make Memory Of Time an unforgettable, inspirational and moving listening experience. Memory of Time was produced by Peter Phippen (Canyon Records recording Artist) and coâ€"produced by Ivar Lunde, Jr.(shared 1st Prize in the 1977 Olso Concert Hall Composition Contest for symphonic music, and currently principal conductor of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra) in the setting of Lunde, Jrâ€™s state-of-the-art classical music studio. Phippen and Lunde, Jr. blend their respective expertise in world folk, rock, classical and early music to create a pure sonic experience that allows Seidenâ€™s sweet phrases and technical innovation to speak for themselves. Note: for digital download please visit iTunes or your favorite online source. About Jan Seiden: Jan Seidenâ€™s moving and soulful eloquence speaks the language of the heart. Immediately captivating, her soulful playing transports the listener to a tranquil inner state, a journey of healing that endures far beyond the initial listen. Evocative music of flutes from the ancient Anasazi people and other more contemporary indigenous nations flow with themes of nature and global unity. Awarded First Place in the 2002 Musical Echoes Native American Cultural Gatheringâ€™s national flute playersâ€™ competition, Seiden has since shared stages with Grammy award winners Joanne Shenandoah, Mary Youngblood, Tito LaRosa, and with NAMA-winner Jeff Ball. She is featured soloist at the Baltimore American Indian Centerâ€™s powwow and Harrisburg, PAâ€™s Kipona powwow. More recent performances include Zion Canyon Art and Flute Festival (Springdale, UT), Hood River, OR, the Oklahoma Flute Festival and Musical Echoes Festival. She is a 2006 recipient of the Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. Woodland Winds, Seidenâ€™s solo CD, was a 2004 nominee for the Indian Summer Music Awards. Ms. Seiden has appeared in interview on CNN Headline News / Comcast for her healing work with the Native American flute and as representing the International Center for Artistic Development. She has appeared on Maryland Public TV on several occasions and was most recently filmed in 2007 for a cable TV program on spirituality and healing in medicine. Ms. Seiden received the honor of playing the national anthem at the U.S. Army Materiel Command Headquarters at Fort Belvoir (Virginia) for the 2007 Native American Observance. Ms. Seiden has presented programs and lectured at institutions including the U.S. Dept. Of Treasury, U.S. Dept. Of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Materiel Command Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, VA, Andrews Air Force Base, the University of Virginia Art Museum, and the Strathmore Arts Foundation (MD). Her educational programs have been featured at organizations such as Marylhurst University (OR), Montgomery College (MD) and Andrews Air Force Base (MD). Ms. Seiden shares the healing power of her flutes at national medical and environmental health conferences and as featured speaker at medical centers. She implemented a novel program of therapeutic music for hospital patients with neuromuscular diseases and traumatic brain injury at the Kernan Hospital and the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has also presented programs for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, George Washington Universityâ€™s Center for Integrative Medicine, the National Childrenâ€™s Medical Center in DC, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Janâ€™s work with individuals in process with chronic pain, emotional trauma, chronic and life-threatening illness teaches unique techniques for moving beyond stress and pain. Workshop and concert programs in 2005 for inner city at-risk youth in Washington, DC were funded specifically for Ms. Seiden in conjunction with the Washington Parks and People Organization by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the D.C. Arts Initiative. Jan is most recently invited as Composer of original flute music and sound engineer of the soundtrack for the play, Te Ata, written by award-winning Chickasaw playwright JudyLee Oliva. Funding for Jan's work is provided by the Ford Foundation's Expressive Art Grant in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute and playwright JudyLee Oliva. Seidenâ€™s moving and soulful eloquence speaks the language of the heart. Her pure tones and technical mastery of the flute combine to create an inspiring and soulful state. Her professional career includes a Master of Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University, 22 years in biomedical research and administrative management in the field of Integrative Medicine.
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