Featuring piano with orchestration, Portrait of a Waterfall calms the mind and yet allows it's listener to become lost in the beauty of thematic melodies. Drama is not lost on this album, with Opus Rain demonstrating stunning piano and orchestration that lifts the spirit yet soothes the soul.
Classically trained as a pianist, Fiona has been writing music since childhood. Her work is thematic and melodic. With a keen eye on film she has always been interested in creating music that tells a story. "The idea of synchronicity has always intrigued me, colours, ideas and emotions all have corresponding sounds which are a description of everything I see and feel".
Fiona is also an artist (painter). She incorporates original manuscripts of her music on the canvas to create bold colourful mixed media abstracts. With a successful and established career as an artist but still with a yearning to record her music, Fiona decided to combine the two creative endeavours. By integrating her music with her paintings, Fiona brings an exhibition of her artwork into the third dimension, creating a kind of installation. During her first exhibition of this kind, Fiona was surprised to find that even though her art sold well, she took hundreds of orders for recordings of her music
Encouraged by the interest in her music inspired paintings and overwhelming response to the music itself, Fiona began recording her compositions in 2003. Within a year Portrait of a Waterfall was completed. Currently Fiona is recording her second body of work and expects the album to be available by early 2006.
View Fiona's paintings at fionajoyhawkins.com, galleryblackheath.com or you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Escarpment Dreaming
2. View From My Studio
3. Portrait of a Waterfall
4. Opus Rain: 1st Movement 'through Cloud'
5. 2nd Movement 'Rain'
6. 3rd Movement 'The Ascent'
7. Prelude to a Landscape
8. A Winter Morning
10. Ciney's Theme (Wedding March)
11. For The Roses
12. Portrait of a Waterfall Reprise