Steinway artist Ann Sweeten continues to show her grace on the keys of the piano with IN THE WAKE. Sweeten's music has always has an emotional, reflective component to it and this album continues in that vein, offering eleven elegant pieces of music that are the musical equivalent of a perfect afternoon, spent sitting on a solitary seashore watching the waves in their timeless ebb and flow. It's an album that captures a sense of life's hidden beauty amidst the challenges - those quiet moments when you stop and realize that you feel free and happy.
Each of the songs features the piano in a prominent role, with guest accompaniment on cello, violin, viola, flute, oboe and co-producer Will Ackerman's acoustic guitar giving added color to several of the tracks. Wistfulness and joy intertwine in the stirring "Falling Leaves," which befits the bitter sweetness of autumn, while "Love Remembered" has a gentle breeziness that makes you want to lose yourself in daydreams (or memories). Sweeten once again leaves the listener captivated by her musical technique and serene from her melodies.
Chart-topping, award-winning Steinway artist and composer Ann Sweeten releases her ninth album, co-produced with Grammy-winning producer Will Ackerman.
Featured Artists: Ann Sweeten: piano
Will Ackerman: acoustic guitar
Trisha Craig: flute
Akane Setiawan: English horn, oboe
Andrew Eng, Liz Ehrman: strings
Track Listing: - Was It Yesterday?
- Falling Leaves
- Love Remembered
- A Chance for Goodbyev ? In the Wake
- On Wings of Light
- Out of Embers
- October Sky
- The Abyss
- Now and Again
About the Artist
A truly well-rounded individual and artist, Ms. Sweeten is a staunch environmentalist, animal activist and vegetarian. In addition to her Concert and Recording career, she is also a professional actress and singer with Actor's Equity Association. A trained Ballet Dancer and former Female Front to the Rock Band FALLOUT, she earned a degree in foreign languages from Smith College, (B.A. Cum Laude), studied in Paris and later at the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Sweeten is herself a Breast Cancer survivor and is involved with the Arts in Healthcare Initiative.