Nominated “Best Relaxation/Meditation Album” and “Best Instrumental Album – Piano” by international broadcasters in the 10th Annual Zone Music Reporter Awards. #5 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 Airplay Charts for April and May 2013
A tranquil and evocative 60 minute uninterrupted solo piano performance, the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed River Dawn: Piano Meditations.
The art of improvising for an hour without break is a challenge in concentration and a practice in “release”- letting go of all worries and planning and dreaming- a time to just be with the music, with the piano keys, and to have faith that my experiences and emotions of recent times will pour forth through my fingers, and to trust that the time I have spent on technique will be there for me like a security blanket. It’s an adventure with thrill of discovery and yet a profoundly grounding experience as straying thoughts are pulled back to the present moment. When River Flow came to me in September 2012, I was pretty sure that this was the sequel to River Dawn, but I lived with the recording for months before I decided if this was the take to share- after listening hundreds of times in the baby’s nursery… more
released April 2, 2013
Music written, performed, and recorded by Catherine Marie Charlton on her Steinway B grand piano, September 6, 2012, 10:01-11:01 PM, while her family was upstairs sleeping.
Mixing and Mastering: Eric Troyer, Charlestown Road Studios
Piano Technician: Gerry Cousins
Design and Illustration: Betsy Molina Mortenson, BetsyMoDesign
Produced by Catherine Marie Charlton
Carina Nebula image courtesy of : NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California Berkeley), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STSCL/AURA)