Michael David Singer: Breath of Life

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Michael David Singer: Piano, composition
Carrie Skye Fischer: Voice
Igor Pandurski: Violin
John Stubbs: Viola
Martha Lippi: Cello
Susan Wulff: Double Bass
Produced by: Michael David Singer
Recorded At: Spragueland Studios, Encinitas, CA
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
Release Date: 2004

Finale transcriptions from manuscript: Larry Czoka
Cover Art and Design: Chess Edwards
Photos of Michael: Sabina Wyss & Maya Signer

Some wisdom traditions teach that there is a universal sound current that is the numinous essence of life. It is sometimes called the audible life stream, the Shabd, the Music of the Spheres, or, simply, AUM. Most religions hold that the beginning of life was the word. A compatible view is that the word is sound, and the initiatory sound is AUM – the only sound that is not produced by friction. Both ancient teachings and modern science agree that all that exists consists of dynamic, vibratory energy.

 

Breath of Life
Sanctuary
Dawnwalk
Chorale From Open Arms
Passings
Breath of Marianne

The AUM sign is a central symbol of traditions that focus on development of awareness and consciousness.

AUM is the primordial life force that surrounds us, from which we have come into life and to which we will return afterward. If we can close our eyes and shut off our inner ears from the spontaneous activity of the mindstuff, we hear internally the sound without friction, a humming vibration around and within everything. It is said that those who devote their lives to meditation on the sound current will ultimately reach the divine melody of the Universal AUM, the Breath of Life. Music has the capability of reconnecting us to universal sound. External tones can find consonance with internal AUM. Or not. Anyway, I tried.

~ Michael David Singer, San Diego, CA 2004

"Etheric, angelic voice with piano and classical chamber music for string quartet and duet. This original music inlcudes themes evocative of dramatic film scores, traditional classical and a dash of 20th Century composers. Soothing and satisfying."  - CD Baby

Genre: Classical: Contemporary
Release Date: 2004

Composing is first love to Michael David Singer, a San Diego attorney for over twenty years. Michael grew up playing piano and listening to records by Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Joe Williams, and Frank Sinatra blasted by his father over the home hi-fi system. He began playing keyboards with jazz bands in high school in Los Angeles in the '70s, played commercially throughout college and law school in the San Francisco Bay Area, then settled into writing and composing in the '90s while living in San Diego.

Michael's first CD release in 1999, entitled The Dance of Aphrodite, was a solo affair. This was a piano album that included his first foray into classical composition, a piano reduction of a sonatina originally written for piano and violin. Michael's second CD, Breath of Life, is by far his most ambitious project. This album includes two pieces recorded with the angelic vocals of Carrie Skye Fisher, debuting from Boulder Colorado. The remaining pieces were recorded using violin, viola, cello, and contrabass players from the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

Special Thanks

To: This music, asleep in my head, woke up one night in 2001 at a friend's house called Casa Lobo. One after another, my friends went to the front of the room to play and sing their songs. Tom Hamilton, Todd Lineback, Mike Baker, Rick Starbuck, Nick Randolph and probably others I can't remember. All of us in the room were delighted to see and hear their self-expression. Not to mention that they are all hot musicians and the tunes were good. Something inside clicked, and I knew it was time to make this music.

And of course, I'm able to do so because Sabina-Schonste loves it so much.

Dedicated to the memory of Marianne Roth Mellakh, 1962-2004. Your laugh, your ease at life, and just the fun of you will never be forgotten. Your sunlight still shines on our hearts (roughly: La tua luce solare ancora illuminare i nostri cuori).
I wish you were still here.

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