Dreams and Prayers is in intensely personal project, and A Far Cry's first Kickstarter undertaking. It has JUST exceeded it's funding goal! It's A Far Cry's FIRST DSD128 album, recorded completely in Stereo, 5.0 Surround AND Binaural (yes, all three formats). It will be released on A Far Cry's new label.
Dreams and Prayers explores music as a passageway between man and the divine, as experienced through religious mysticism. The album, which was born last year as a vividly moving and spectacularly-reviewed live concert, is comprised of music spanning nearly 1000 years from deeply rich and varied spiritual traditions.
- Hildegard von Bingen: The Origin of Fire
- Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol: Vecd
- Osvaldo Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Heiliger Dankgesang, op. 132
A Far Cry has teamed up with the amazing David Krakauer to perform and record the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Issac the Blind in its new version for clarinet and string orchestra. We have re-imagined a work of Hildegard von Bingen, written for monophonic voice, here played by violins in unison. Beethoven's Song of Thanksgiving from his string quartet op. 132 is his cry of gratitude to the heavens after being healed from illness, and a new commission from Turkish composer Mehmet Sanlıkoldrawn from the Sufi tradition completes the program.