Sun & Moon

by Timbre

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    releases 07 April 2015

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Sunrise
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3.
Your Hands Hold Home
4.
The Persistence of First Love
5.
Singing and Singing
6.
Of Waving Woods and Waters Wild
7.
I Am in the Garden
8.
Chicago Pier
9.
Morning Birds
10.
Night Girl: Nycteris Sees the Sun
11.
Sunset (O Lux Beata Trinitas)
12.
Of Cloudless Climes and Starry Skies
13.
St Cecilia: An Ode to Music
14.
As the Night
15.
Sanctus
16.
Day Boy: Photogen Sees the Moon

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Sun & Moon is the exploration of an idea: no art exists on its own. Art always influences art. This album explores the deep intrinsic relationship between popular music and classical music. “Sun” features music written and performed by my band, while “Moon” features classical music I have written for solo harp, harp & oboe, orchestra, and choir.

Playing with the ideas of reflection, shadow, light, and darkness, the two halves of Sun & Moon reflect one another, mirroring the relationship between these two art forms. Many of the musical themes pass back and forth between the two sides. A four-note motif begins “Sunrise” and ends “Sunset”, representing the space between light and dark, where everything blends together. This motif can be heard throughout both sides of the album, constantly blurring the thin separation between them.
With Sun & Moon I strive to paint vividly with the light, the joy, the passion of modern commercial music, and the darkness, depth, and richness of classical music, and show that together they can communicate beauty in greater depths than either can alone. My hope is that through experiencing these two languages of art, listeners will have a new, deep, and visceral experience of beauty, for beauty is more than an idea, but is a reality that is meant to be deeply known and experienced.
-Timbre


“Your eyes, they are so black. Darkness can’t see, of course. I will be your eyes, and teach you to see.” - The Romance of Photogen and Nycteris, George MacDonald

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releases 07 April 2015

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Timbre Nashville

Nashville based harpist/songwriter Timbre has been enchanting audiences across the world with her unique harp-based folk rock. Though featured playing harp with bands/artists such as Jack White, Ricky Skaggs, mewithoutYou, and the Chariot, her solo music is even more breathtaking. Her ensemble of musicians bring complete stillness to crowded bars and festivals, silencing audiences of thousands. ... more

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Track Name: Song of the Sun
Song of the Sun:

Oh little seed
Oh dying root
Oh tender leaves
Oh silver

Lift your head, my darling one,
You were not built to die.
I’ll melt the frost enclosing you,
alive with open eyes.

I won’t break you,
I won’t burn you,
And I know that you are tired.

I’ll open your mouth so that you can drink,
so that you can sing again.
I’ll open your mouth so you can sing again,
so you can sing again with me:

We are standing in the sun,
And there is nothing light can’t touch!

I am alive!