Enter the world of Visions and Dreams... where elements of Ambient, Celtic, Electronica and World music combine to take you on an ethereal journey.
Over the next ten songs, you will be taken to different exotic places which may only exist in your imagination and dreams.
Your first glimpse of the land of Visions and Dreams begins with 'Essence of Dreams'. The mysterious sound of a shakuhachi flute calls to you, while a downtempo groove arises in the background. If you decide to enter, you'll discover more ethnic instruments including panflute, dulcimer, kalimba and taiko drums. These textures are combined with acoustic nylon guitar, strings, chimes, ambient female vocals, Gregorian choir and warm ambience.
Descriptions of the other songs are available at: wwww.catherineduc.com
"Haunting and uplifting at the same time." - Tim Ritchie, ABC Radio National.
"Beautiful composition." - Jennifer Warner, About.com
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Catherine is a classically trained pianist and later studied recording and production techniques at the Concert Hall in Melbourne. She also has a Diploma in Film Music Composition from The London School of Creative Studies.
In 2002, she won first prize in the Electronica category of a national song competition organised by Philips Australia.
Similar artists: Enigma, Delerium, Deep Forest, 'Pure Moods' compilations, Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Ronan Hardiman (Lord of The Dance), Secret Garden, Enya, The Corrs' instrumentals.
Composition, arrangements, production, ambient background vocals: Catherine Duc.
Mastering engineer: Toby Learmont, Sony Music Australia.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Essence of Dreams
2. Dancing in The Mist
4. One Autumn Day
5. Secret Sanctuary
6. Heart of Andalucia
7. Midsummer Twilight
10. In The Light of Day