Birds of Love

With all the excitement that I shared with you in my last blog about all the talented musicians, I neglected to tell you about some of the other exciting projects that I worked on with Jarome while he was in China.  I’m thrilled to inform you that I plan to release the love and marriage themed CD mid to end of January 2009 (if all goes smoothly)!  It is entitled, ‘Birds of Love’.  The vocals have all been recorded and Jarome is now working on mixing each of the songs.  The music will sound incredible as the instrumentation includes live oboe, cello, french horn, flute, guitar and piano.
We have already chosen all the quotations from different sources that will be included in the package in a special booklet that will be covered with Chinese gold silk.  So we’re in the process now of designing the layout of the booklet in a modern Chinese style.  This project is unlike any other that I have seen in that it will be a product with music and a booklet with beautiful Chinese illustrations and inspirational quotations.  I will share more with you as the project progresses.
I may not have mentioned to you that I am also working on an instrumental CD.  We recorded two of the pieces on the piano while Jarome was here and edited them together.  It was lots of fun coming up with titles for the songs and trying to hear what the pieces portrayed as there are no lyrics!  I will be practising the instrumentals daily so that I can record more pieces very soon.
It is so enjoyable juggling several projects at the same time (there is another music project we’re working on that I haven’t mentioned yet).  I hope to share several of these projects with you very soon and will blog in more detail about each of them as they progress.  I look forward to showing you a sneek peek of a part of the marriage booklet soon.
Thought of the Day:
“What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”  – George Eliot

5 Comments

    Keith Williams December 2, 2008Reply

    Hey Elika…………Wow! Juggling all of these different projects
    really sounds exciting. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with.
    It was a great pleasure working with you. You are really a talented
    vocalist with a real sense for beauty in music……great harmonies!
    I think that the blending of our Jazz style with your style is a pleasing
    musical contrast that I think people will find interesting and new.
    Keep up the great work Elika!————–Keith

    Felisha December 2, 2008Reply

    I can’t wait to hear the new CD and to see the packaging all completed. I’m sure it will be great!

    jaleh December 4, 2008Reply

    Elly love! There is always excitement in the air when you blog! how wonderful… so excited to hear the new music when you come. love and hugs galore

    Elika December 8, 2008Reply

    Thanks Keith – the pleasure was all mine! And I so look forward to having you and Phil back in Beijing so we can jam more together. 🙂
    Dear Felisha, I can’t wait to share the final packaging and music of ‘Birds of Love’. I’m so excited about it as it is in its final stages of design.
    Jalehjoon, we’ll see you all in less than a month. Can’t wait to show you snippets of the project. Lots of love.

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