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Helen Jane Long: "Intervention".

During this week from the 28th of January to the 3th of February, at 12:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Misterium, and the following week at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM (Madrid Time) on Misterium II, you can listen to excerpts from the new album of Helen Jane Long: "Intervention".

Helen Jane Long - Intervention

Helen Jane Long



 Review from cdinsight.com

When British Composer/Pianist Helen Jane Long is composing music, she wants to attain nothing less than tranquility. Not the tranquility of numbness or sleep, but tranquility through affirmation, through a music that aspires to an elegance and civility rarely found in this world. In other words, the music of Helen Jane Long makes you feel good.

How good? She was named to the UK’s Classic FM Hall of Fame in 2011 for her album, Embers. Her music is used commercially for Volkswagen, British Airways, National Geographic, Discovery, and the BBC. But probably the most significant sign of her success is that there are over 10,000 musicians and fans covering her music on YouTube.

Intervention is available at iTunes now. Classical music was her path since the age of four, but like many young composers, Long didn’t see many prospects for getting her music performed by classical ensembles, so she formed her own virtual orchestra. The idea came to her when she borrowed her Grandmother’s Casio keyboard, an early digital instrument that allowed her to over-dub herself. After that, she began bouncing tracks on cassette players. She solved the problem of finding other willing musicians by learning cello, violin and guitar herself. Her first cello was made by her father and she still plays it to this day.

On her third release, Intervention, Helen Jane Long included a string quartet of violins and cello, including cellist Nick Holland from the famed Balanescu Quartet. But she composes in a solitary fashion and the music comes from a deeply private place. All of her songs emerge from personal experience. Intervention was written in the wake of several deaths in her family, among them her Grandmother. It is what gives the album its’ deeply emotional pull.

Posted on 2013-01-28 00:36:20.687