Hello, salut ,ia orana ... my name is Nadine Jeanne and I am a constant traveller (also mind traveller ;-) to discover and experience music, stories, art, people, life in good days and bad days. Mixed in blood ( french, german, tahitian, mongolian ) and mixed in the arts ( singer, composer, arranger, storyteller, actress ) I studied in Munich at the academy for Music and Theater and since then searching for collaborations of all kind in my work and love to reach beyond. Let's create ! "Our humanity is our instrument " ( Wayne Shorter ). :-)
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This song is inspired by the beautiful place in the middle of the italian Alps, where I was born and where I grow up. High Mountains and old Trees. Thank you, Nadine, for bringing this Song with your beautiful voice to life. First law of thermodynamics: "Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, it can simply be transferred from one form to another."MORE LESS
“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers...” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince). Through a sincere, respectful and always evolving romantic love, we can win over all obstacles, overcome our differences and develop into a person, whose love extends to all humanity. Thank you Nadine, for your wonderful contributions.MORE LESS
I was thinking of my sister, my friends and many great ladies of musical history and the arts; their stories of hardship and growing and the importance of encouragement and support for one another. I developed the song just like it is on piano and with voice, searching for an uplifting energy. Suzy joined in and I am very grateful for her ideas and feelings enfolding on her saxophone.MORE LESS
First sparks on piano were inspired by impressionistic colors. Then I wanted to make the song grow with groove and experiments on orchestration. I am happy that Florian contributed several guitars and exchanged ideas.MORE LESS
The Composition is in the form of an eight bar canon. There are four entry points for each individual instrument and four vocal parts. The four parts symbolize the four gates to a Tibetan mandala. Entering through the gates assists the process of removing obstacles. The auspicious number eight is represented in the eight bars and also the eight parts. The opening of the tune is a free interpretation of the eight bar melody enhanced by the haunting Australian native sounds of the didgeridoo. The didgeridoo re-appears at the end of the song, before going into primordial space and complete silence. The next section gradually builds up to the four parts before it branches out into eight simultaneous parts of instruments and voices combined. Other instruments include the Indian bansuri, European cello and piano, and American vibraphone. The main male vocals are by a Kazakhstan vocalist and the soprano by a German vocalist. The combination of instruments, players and vocals span the world and come together in a united song. The nature of a canon is equanimity as the same musical line repeats throughout unchanged. The simultaneous occurrence of the same line in a staggered manner creates a new dimension which is bigger than each individual statement. At the same time the line never looses its integrity and authenticity. Quite the contrary - without its balanced uniqueness it would never be able to serve as the basis of the bigger picture.MORE LESS