River Flow - Sanctuary

by Catherine Marie Charlton

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Nominated "Best Relaxation/Meditation Album" and "Best Instrumental Album - Piano" by international broadcasters in the 10th Annual Zone Music Reporter Awards. #5 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay Charts for April and May 2013

A tranquil and evocative 60 minute uninterrupted solo piano performance, the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed River Dawn: Piano Meditations.

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The art of improvising for an hour without break is a challenge in concentration and a practice in "release"- letting go of all worries and planning and dreaming- a time to just be with the music, with the piano keys, and to have faith that my experiences and emotions of recent times will pour forth through my fingers, and to trust that the time I have spent on technique will be there for me like a security blanket. It's an adventure with thrill of discovery and yet a profoundly grounding experience as straying thoughts are pulled back to the present moment. When River Flow came to me in September 2012, I was pretty sure that this was the sequel to River Dawn, but I lived with the recording for months before I decided if this was the take to share- after listening hundreds of times in the baby's nursery and in the car, I came to realize that when I hear the music, I feel a calm wave come over me and I feel protected and safe- I have entered a "Sanctuary" as it were- moments of peace amongst the chaos of motherhood. Once I recognized the meaning of the music to me personally, all the track titles and vision for the art flowed forth- as if it had been hidden and then "whispered from within".

My wish for you is that the music becomes your Sanctuary- a safe place to remember to breathe, to release, and to just be.

--Catherine Marie Charlton, February 2013

credits

released April 2, 2013

Music written, performed, and recorded by Catherine Marie Charlton on her Steinway B grand piano, September 6, 2012, 10:01-11:01 PM, while her family was upstairs sleeping.

Mixing and Mastering: Eric Troyer, Charlestown Road Studios
Piano Technician: Gerry Cousins
Design and Illustration: Betsy Molina Mortenson, BetsyMoDesign

Produced by Catherine Marie Charlton

Carina Nebula image courtesy of : NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California Berkeley), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STSCL/AURA)

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“her crystalline style…soars…” - The New York City Jazz Record

"rises above labels… to reach into the listener’s soul….” -AXS

“a calming meditative sound journey akin to the finest titles on Windham Hill.” - Observer
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