Sora -- Special Musical PerformanceMonday Jul 26 2010 4:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Timeless is the word that best describes the 11 songs on Heartwood, which was produced by the Juno-nominated Douglas Romanow. The uniquely ancient-to-modern sound found on Sora’s second full length album weaves together contemporary rock with the mystical moods of Celtic folk, medieval madrigals, and other modes of early music. The result is an evocative tapestry that conjures the imagery of long ago into the music of the modern day—all the while sounding like little else on today’s airwaves. Across the album’s moody and atmospheric tracks Sora’s heartrending soprano glides like a graceful dove through swirling mists of violin, piano, harp, synthesizer, cello, guitar, percussion, and many other instruments.
A classically trained violinist and pianist turned singer, Sora returned to music in 2000 after the birth of her first child – a return that yielded 2003’s Winds of Change and 2007’s Light EP. “My ultimate goal is to create something that people would want to listen to and get lost in,” says Sora. And to that end, Heartwood is indeed a wonderful place in which to forget yourself amidst the music.
This special afternoon performance is a preview of Enchanting Summer, an evening of Contemporary fusion music featuring Sora, John Racaru, Jeff Preslaff, Alasdair Dunlop and more on July 27th - a Musica Speciale event. Tickets are on sale at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Visit <http://www.musicaspeciale.com/> for more details.