JEFFREY FISHER FAIRY TALES
RENAISSANCE MAN JEFFREY FISHER RELEASES NEO-CLASSICAL CD FAIRY TALES
author: Ryan Young
Jeffrey Fisher’s press materials calls him a “Renaissance Man,” and it is true that he is a painter with museum exhibits, a poet with five books, and a t’ai chi instructor (with a philosophy and instructional book published). As a musician he has six previous new age meditational-and-healing-oriented CDs. But now comes a completely different recording. Fairy Tales is a contemporary classical project, all composed by Fisher. The sounds are that of a symphony orchestra (and parts thereof), but he created it al on synthesizer (which is the cost-effective way to do this type of classical music these days).
The music was originally commissioned to score an adult and children ballet called “Hans Christian Andersen” that showcased three of this writer’s most-famous children’s stories: “Thumbellina,” “Red Shoes” and “The Mermaid,” all of which have had movies made of them over the years.
The music works as neo-classical. Fisher makes it sound so easy, you wonder why more current-day composers don’t try their hand at orchestral music. If you are tired of classical music’s big three B’s (Beethoven, Bach and Brahms), you might want to try this out as a contemporary counterpart. Or if you like the idea of new classical music for children (or families to enjoy together), then check this out.
A. FISHER'S TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT
Music to accompany the series of paintings by Charles Collins
PICKED IN TOP FIVE, INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY BY CANADIAN
RADIO AS REPORTED TO NAPRA
"..QUITE AN AMAZING WORK..I ENJOYED IT AND
SO DID MY LISTENERS."
--Jeff Filbert. Music from the Global Village
NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
by P.J. Birosik (reprinted from New Age Retailer):
Living in a trailer with no electricity or running water in the
spectacularly scenic Sangre de Cristo mountains, Jeffrey Allan
Fisher practices reiki and composes healing music. His healing
music has been endorsed by the many massage therapists, reiki
masters, dancers, educators and healers he's met throughout his
travels as a lecturer, workshop leader and t'ai chi instructor.
Triumph of the Spirit
.is a five-part orchestral suite that
celebrates humanity's love and connection with the earth. "The
map of our light bodies has existed for over 17,00 years, pre-dating
historical civilization, and a new massage concept is patented
every 15 hours," Fisher told me. "My music serves to
enhance any path the listener chooses to follow."
"...UNIQUE AND DELIGHTFUL NEO-CLASSICAL MUSIC!!"
--Renee Gelpi, Interplanetary Radio Group, Toronto CIUT FM.
SOOTHES AND UPLIFTS
Robert Walmsley, Omega Directory
"JEFF, YOU ARE GOOD."-Herb Caen, San Francisco
"I NEVER LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC, BUT I LIKE
--Jay F., rack jobber
"MAJESTIC AND RICH, THIS ORCHESTRAL SUITE PAINTS
A COLORFUL PICTURE WITH A BROAD BRUSH. THIS CLASSICAL MUSIC IS
ENJOYABLE FOR ALL AND ITS SOOTHING, HEALING SOUNDS MAKE IT IDEAL
FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS. IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO LISTEN TO THIS
MAGNIFICENT MUSIC AND NOT FEEL A RANGE OF EMOTIONS."
--Dina Cimarusti, Evolving Times
"...A CONVINCING ORCHESTRAL SOUND."
--Rick Romancito, Taos News
--P. Hamilton, independent reviewer
"PROLIFIC ARTIST FISHER
IS ALSO A T'AI
CHI INSTRUCTOR, POET, REIKI HEALER AND PAINTER
CLARINET, HARP HORNS AND STRINGS BLEND WITH KEYBOARDS TO CREATE
ENJOYABLE, INSPIRATIONAL SOUNDTRACKS FOR THE TAOS VISUALS
--STACY MEYN, CROSSROADS"