Jeff Reilly – To Dream of Silence (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:39 minutes | 432 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Sanctuary Concerts
To Dream of Silence is a stunning meditation on the human psyche, and the challenges our souls face in times of change. To Dream of Silence is dark, richly textured, and full of heart.
The album chronicles a series of significant dreams experienced by Jeff Reilly between 2008 and 2012, some were harrowing and intense, others astoundingly beautiful, all were deeply transformative.
Jeff Reilly has over 30 years of experience as a musician, producer, composer and as an internationally respected bass clarinet soloist. It seemed time to gather up all that experience and bring these dreams to life through music and narration.
To Dream of Silence occupies a unique sound world. Jeff Reilly’s bass clarinet combines with the pipe organ of long time collaborator Peter-Anthony Togni, the extended percussion of Jerry Granelli, two full string orchestras, and sound sculptures created in the tiny village of East Dover, Nova Scotia by the blacksmith John Little. Rinde Eckert adds a great deal with his sparse and powerful narrations.
Added to the line up is a new work by Canadian composer Christos Hatzis: Extreme Unction. It is a powerful depiction of both the struggles against, and the final acceptance of, the inevitability of death. Death, as this brilliant work by Christos shows us, is the ultimate transition.
Special thanks to FACTOR and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of this project.
01. To Dream of Silence: No. 1, To Dream of Silence
02. To Dream of Silence: No. 2, Eighty Steps
03. To Dream of Silence: No. 3, Your Dark Beauty
04. To Dream of Silence: No. 4, Endless Chambers
05. To Dream of Silence: No. 5, Food For a Soul
06. To Dream of Silence: No. 6, Fishing
07. To Dream of Silence: No. 7, Extreme Unction
08. To Dream of Silence: No. 8, Eighty Steps (Joshua Van Tassel Remix)
Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet
Rinde Eckert – narration
Peter-Anthony Togni – pipe organ
Jerry Granelli – percussion
The Sanctuary String Orchestra conducted by Jeff Reilly
Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra conducted by Kevin Mallon
Mattieu Keijser – percussion
Joshua Van Tassel – percussion and re-mix
The Blue Engine String Quartet