AutumnStillness: Piano Improvisations for Sacred Space
The Exhale Collection; Volume IV: Sanctuaries for the Seasons of our Souls
(Gary Malkin, 2016)
Listen to a sample of the tracks
Total Time: 68:25
“The Exhale Improvisations are the first of a new genre I have been exploring, that of contemplative piano improvisation for sacred space. In offerings of devotion, authenticity and intimacy, I have chosen to surrender to the moment by integrating this spacious approach while paying homage to my favorite season of the year, Autumn, filled with the poignancy and beauty of the falling leaves, a symbol of loss and regeneration. As it happens, AutumnStillness is the only one of these four seasonal tributes which integrates layers of orchestrations – weaving strings, subtle bell-like sounds and swirling textures to create a dreamy, cinematic experience.” – Gary Malkin
Envelop yourself in the contemplative improvisations and evocative orchestrations of Gary Malkin, the award-winning composer of the acclaimed global healing resource, Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying. AutumnStillness creates a magical “sonic sanctuary” that supports compassionate engagement, healing presence, and creative flow.
As you navigate your way through the twists and turns of your life, AutumnStillness offers you a gift that you can give yourself at any time. When you slow down and become more present, regardless of what season of life you might be going through, everything – within and without – has the possibility of changing for the better. AutumnStillness intends to awaken a gratefulness within you that could helps to step fully into the “holy now” with the remembrance that everything in this world is impermanent – and precious beyond measure.
It is our hope that these recordings will provide calming sonic sanctuaries in which you can awaken to the magic of the present moment with mindfulness, whole-heartedness, and compassion. May you always be able to remember and experience the ever-free, ever-now morning of creation throughout the seasons of your life.
“AutumnStillness is utterly lovely. This is what new age music sounds like when done by a real composer with skill and taste.”
-Stephen Hill, Founder, Hearts of Space Syndicated Radio Program
“Gary has the most intuitive and elegant musical sensibility I have ever come across. His ability to compose or improvise just the perfect music for the situation is uncanny. His music literally makes the hair on the back of the neck stand up. And to top it off he is a visionary in his world of musical future thinking. He is a true “muso-trepreneur.”
-Denzyl Fiegelson, Architect of Itunes, Manager, Itunes Europe
10% of the proceeds from the sale of this product goes to the orphans and foundation projects of Master Healer and Humanitarian, Dr. Pankaj Naram.
For more information, go to www.DrNaramFoundation.org