Dreams and Prayers

A Far Cry

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Dreams and Prayers, the album, explores music’s role in religious mysticism as the ultimate passageway between the physical and the spiritual. In each of the four works on this album, drawing from three faith traditions and 1000 years of history, something very simple—a breath, a word, a turn, a single note is transformed into something transcendent, and even holy. As we’ve performed and toured this program over the past two years, I’ve begun each concert by inviting the audience to react in whatever fashion they wish, removing any obligation to applaud. If this music makes you want to sit in meditative silence, please do so. If it makes you want to leap and dance and yelp in fervent ecstasy, by all means, do so.

The most gratifying part of this journey for me has been that during our performances, people from all walks of life, faith traditions, and personal philosophies have expressed the deep resonance of this music for them, and indeed, have sat in transcendent silence and danced down the aisles of stuffy concert halls. My hope is that this album will also find resonance within you. May it stimulate your mind, feed your soul, and light your spirit ablaze.

A Personal Note: from Dreams and Prayers curator Miki-Sophia Cloud

Dreams and Prayers in Stereo and Binaural
We chose to record both a stereo and binaural version of Dreams and Prayers. The stereo version truly represents our vision for this album; a sound that vividly tells the story captured in the stunning acoustics of Sacred Heart Church. The binaural is an additional and remarkable perspective. It was recorded with simple pair of microphones in a binaural sphere, and is a palpably realistic recreation of the music. I hope you will all have the opportunity to enjoy both versions of this beautiful music.

~Jesse Lewis, producer and engineer of Dreams and Prayers

Tracklist

1.
O ignis spiritus paracliti
08:37
2.
VECD
06:52
3.
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, Prelude
03:35
4.
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, I. Agitato, minaccioso
09:20
5.
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, II. Graceful, densely slow
11:01
6.
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, III. K'vakarat
07:14
7.
The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, Postlude
02:18
8.
Heiliger Dankgesang from Quartet op. 132
16:29

Total time: 01:05:26

Additional information

Label

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CR1401

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Digital Converters

Merging Technologies Horus

Graphic Design

Jonas Design

Mastering Engineer

Jessie Lewis

Mastering Equipment

B&W 801 Series 3

Microphones

Danish Pro Audio, Schoeps, Neumann

Original Recording Format

Photography

Jesse Irons

Producer

Jesse Lewis

Project Manager

Megumi Stohs Lewis

Recording Engineer

Jesse lewis, Jesse brayman

Recording location

Sacred Heart Church, Fall River Massachusetts, october 21-23 2013

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD128

Speakers

Dreams and Prayers in Stereo and BinauralWe chose to record both a stereo and binaural version of Dreams and Prayers. The stereo version truly represents our vision for this album; a sound that vividly tells the story captured in the stunning acoustics of Sacred Heart Church. The binaural is an additional and remarkable perspective. It was recorded with simple pair of microphones in a binaural sphere, and is a palpably realistic recreation of the music. I hope you will all have the opportunity to enjoy both versions of this beautiful music.

~Jesse Lewis, producer and engineer of Dreams and Prayers

Release Date September 6, 2014

Press reviews

Computer Audiophile

It’s usually Golijov’s “The Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind” that I concentrate on with this excellent download from NativeDSD. But last night, the Heiliger Dankgesang from Beethoven’s late Quartet Opus 132 sounded absolutely sublime in this rendition.

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